The project was organized under the European Territorial Cooperation Programme Greece - Italy 2007-2013 “Investing in our Future” and was co-funded by the European Union – European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) - and by National Funds of Greece and Italy. The main aim of this proposal was to improve the living and traffic conditions in the urban centres of Igoumenitsa, Brindisi and Gallipoli. The implementation of an advanced urban management system would provide several benefits. The objectives consisted of the following:
Creation of an interlinked urban traffic planning system in the three participating cities of this proposal
Development of an information database that will provide valuable feedback to the traffic authorities
Promotion of cross-border cooperation between Italy and Greece in the field of traffic management and urban planning
Exchange of best practices in traffic and pollution management on an intraregional and international level
Improvement of the quality of life for the residents and visitors of the three cities
Improvement of SMEs productivity by providing solutions to problems arising from traffic delays
In the framework of the project entitled "Sustainable Urban Networks Management using Information and Communication Technologies - URBANETS", the subproject entitled "Development and Operation of the ALIS" was implemented. The purpose of the subproject was to create the Alarm Alert Information System that generates alerts / alarms in relation to traffic and the environmental situation in the areas of interest and disseminates alerts / alarms to operators of the three areas. The project has taken into account the specific socio-economic and development prospects of the Region of Epirus with a view to the medium to long-term development of the wider region.