The third and last Training Session wants to be an open and dynamic appointment with citizens, to tell the aims of the STEP-UP project and to explore some new mobility scenarios: MaaS (Mobility as a Service), Electro-mobility, Info-mobility, EUSAIR Pillars and Sustainable Tourism, ICT Tools for Tourism and E-Planning Platforms.

The invited speakers are both experts within the project partnership and external professionals, all of them own renowned experience in the field they present.
The session, held in English as official language of the project, is free and accessible remotely via webinar.



PhD student and research fellow in the Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy

“Electric Vehicles (EVs), Sharing System, Reallocation and Balancing of sharing EVs within a city through an incentive system”


The presentation shows new mobility technologies and concepts to improve the citizen life in the urban area. Moreover an innovative approach with incentive scheme in a sharing system with Electric Vehicles (EVs) is presented.

Transport externalities are more relevant in urban areas because there are more vehicles and more people. New technologies in mobility sector allow reducing these negative impacts.

Sharing system with EVs is a valid alternative to the current concept of urban mobility with private vehicles. The reallocation task, strongly affects the company operating cost, and consequently the service price for users. An incentive scheme is proposed to involve users in the reallocation with a dual purpose: reduce the reallocation cost and increase user loyalty.

Short bio

Bartolomeo Silvestri is a third-year PhD student and research fellow in the Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy. His doctoral research investigates sustainable transport in smart cities, both for the mobility of people and for the last mile logistics. He is focusing on EVs, ELVs and new mobility concepts such as Mobility as a Service, sharing system and innovative approach to engage users. He analyzes also the transport externalities, especially in urban area and energy consumption with the use of EVs as storage in a smart city. He co-authored of several scientific papers in international conference and journal. He holds a master’s degree in Management Engineering with specialization in environmental management of companies, from Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy, with a thesis on the optimization of the plants configuration for recovery and treatment of solid urban waste in metropolitan Bari area. He holds a degree in Management Engineering from Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy, with a thesis on the optimization of the train seller point in Apulia region.



Research fellow and research doctor at the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering (DEI) of the Polytechnic of Bari.

“ICT tools for a more efficient and sustainable e-mobility model”


With reference to the specific topic on “European Project on mobility and sustainable tourism”, the work shows how ICT tools can allow and assist the transition towards smart and sustainable mobility. In this context, the ICT tools and services developed within the European project H2020 ELVITEN (GA nr. 769926) are described. In particular, the ICT tools are described, including the search service and the booking service for vehicles and charging stations, the ICT platform for monitoring the fleet of electric vehicles, the serious game app and a smart app for incentives. These tools were suitable and indispensable to incentivize and encourage users towards a new mobility that is electric and sustainable.

Short bio

Experience and expertise in the specific disciplinary area of IICAR 10 with particular regard to the issues of energy efficiency and sustainability of buildings, also demonstrated through active participation in national and international conferences, as well as constant scientific production with contributions to international journals.Dottorato (Ph.D.) in Information Technology Engineering, University of Trieste (2012)



Civil engineer expert in mobility and transport currently in service at Roma Capitale

“Sustainable transport and SUMPs”


A Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) is a strategic plan designed to satisfy the mobility needs of people and businesses in cities and their surroundings for a better quality of life, on a long term vision. The policies and measures defined in a SUMP cover all modes and forms of transport in the entire urban agglomeration, including public and private, passenger and freight, motorised and non-motorised, moving and parking. A SUMP grows on the principles of integration, participation, and evaluation principles following a transparent and participatory approach.

Participatory planning is a prerequisite for citizens and stakeholders to take ownership of the SUMP and the policies it promotes. It makes public acceptance and support more likely and thus minimises risks for decision-makers and facilitates the plan implementation.

The presentation explores the importance of SUMPs and the integration of new transport technologies in the development of transport effectiveness and efficiency, and the role of these factors in the achievement of the sustainability policy targets set by the EU.

Short bio:

Luca Lucietti – Graduated in Civil Engineering (Transport) in 2001 at the University of Rome La Sapienza. He worked from March 2002 up to June 2019 in FIT Consulting srl, an Italian independent SME, where he held the role of Project Manager several projects. FIT built up remarkable national and international experience in research & innovation, demonstration and supporting action projects in mobility of people and goods. He carried out feasibility studies in the urban logistics sector for the cities of Padua, Ferrara, Parma, Frosinone and Prato. He provided technical support for the SUMP elaboration for the cities of Piacenza, Parma, Trieste and Verona, with specific focus on the reorganization of the urban goods distribution. He has lectured and trained on logistics issues in the Link University of Rome’s master of sustainable mobility and logistics. He works in the Municipality of Rome (Roma Capitale) since July 1st 2019.





Consultant for EU Projects, Zadar Airport (STEP-UP project Partner)

“Participatory governance as a model for urban mobility planning”


The presentation will be a short introduction to participatory governance model, exemplified with an EU project REMEDIO that used this approach to tackle Split city urban mobility issues. The presentation will focus on relevance of participatory governance and why can it be beneficial to stakeholders as well as the public, stakeholder distribution and characteristics and some approaches how to develop participatory governance in practice. Finally, a showcase of REMEDIO methodology and achievements will be discussed.

Short bio

Vanja Lipovac has master degree in cultural sociology (2015). Shortly after, he started an internship in Zadar County department for EU projects and development, where he participated on preparation and implementation of several national and international EU projects. After finishing a year of internship he started working as a project manager for „Foster children rights“ project, financed from European social funds. After the project ended, he started working as a consultant for EU project for Driope. He is mostly focused on projects regarding urban mobility, intermodality, info-mobility and sustainable development.


Petra Grgasović


a director of Erkon Ltd, an independent expert in fields of urban mobility and integrated urban development, also active as an ad-hoc URBACT expert Airport (STEP-UP project Partner)

“Planning mobility to support sustainable rural tourism”


Objectives of the training are:

  • to establish a clear connection between tourism and transport system development
  • to identify the impacts of tourist mobility on destination points and their surroundings
  • to learn about challenges and optimal approaches to tourist mobility management, with a focus on the development and preservation of life in rural areas
  • to explore existing solutions and approaches to mobility planning as tools to support overall local and regional development in line with the sustainability objectives

The training aims to help all individuals and entities which participate in tourism or mobility planning, regardless of the level of their engagement on the topics in question (local and regional administration engaged in strategic planning processes,key private and public stakeholders of local and regional transport systems,partiesinvolved in sustainable tourism development, professionals and researchers in fields of transport, mobility,  tourism, integrated regional, urban or rural development). Taking the defined training objectives and target groups into consideration, the structure of the training is the following:

  • PART 1 Tourism and mobility: two sides of the same coin
  • PART 2 The role of mobility management in rural tourism
  • PART 3 Existing approaches and solutions related to (rural) tourist mobility.

These parts are designed to guide the listener from the more general issues related to tourism and its dependency on transport, towards specific challenges and solutions related to mobility management that has the potential to support sustainable tourism (and life) in rural areas. Some examples of the already undertaken initiatives are also presented.

Short bio

Petra Grgasovic is a director of Erkon Ltd and an independent expert in fields of urban mobility and integrated urban development, also active as an ad-hoc URBACT expert. During the last decade she has been working both in public and private sector, mostly on project evaluation, development and implementation, strategic planning and policy analysis. Petra is currently a PhD student in field of Geography, already holding a Master’s degree in Architecture and Urban Planning and a specialisation in Eco – engineering.