Central Department of Infrastructures and Territory, Friuli Venezia Giulia Region

Improving maritime and multimodal transport services between Italy and Croatia: the experience in MOSES project and the expectations from ICARUS project.



The presentation is intended to provide an overlook on the concrete contributions provided so far in the framework of Standard+ project MOSES, based on the capitalization of the previous strategic project EASEAWAY (IPA Adriatic 2007-2013), in terms of new sustainable passenger mobility options made available in the cross-border Programming area, showing two best practices developed during summer 2018, with a final focus extended also to the expected outputs of the ICARUS project, recently approved among the Standard projects, which is strongly based on the concept of Mobility as a Service.

Short bio

Civil servant at Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Central Directorate for infrastructure and territory, Coordinator of the European Programmes Unit. He graduated at the University of Trieste (Italy) in Political Sciences.  He started working as free lance journalist for a regional newspaper in 1994 and kept working as free lance until 2004. In 1995 he moved to London for a six months working postgraduate experience in the Shipping management sector and then he worked from 1996 until 2000 for an Italian company as assistant technical manager (shipping sector – commercial vessels). In 2000 he moved to work for Friuli Venezia Regional administration, in the field of programmes and projects co-financed by EU. 

He has worked in over 30 cooperation projects since Programming period 1999 – 2001 co-financed by EU structural funds in logistic, freight and passenger transport sectors, and acted as a co-ordinator in four of them, where selected ones are: TRANSITECTS, ALPFRAIL and ALPINNOCT (rail freight sector, Alpine Space Programme), SONORA and BATCo (Baltic – Adriatic freight transport axis, Central Europe Programme), FUTUREMED (ICT and port-hinterland freight links, MED Programme), ADB multiplatform and Acrossee (freight intermodal transport, SEE Programme) PORTUS and EA SEA-WAY (passengers mobility in Adriatic and Ionian area, IPA Adriatic Programme), MOSES and ICARUS (mobility of passengers, Italy-Croatia Programme).

He is currently managing, as project manager, the project CROSSMOBY, which is a strategic project approved in the framework Interreg Italy-Slovenia Programme, developing and promoting environmentally friendly, intermodal transport solutions for passengers across the crosss-border area.