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RBGC Russia Project Initiative Approved by the Commission

RBGC's sister Project Initiative RBGC Russia has been granted an award by EU Delegation for Russia

Delegation of the European Union to Russia has awarded a grant to RBGC Russia – a sister project of Rail Baltica Growth Corridor (part-financed by the Interreg IV Baltic Sea Region Programme). RBGC Russia extends the activities of Rail Baltica Growth Corridor in North-West Russia in order to gain a full geographical partnership for the joint development work in the fields of transport and logistics. The Project brings the Russia-EU cooperation into an operational level within national, regional and local authorities, transport and logistics stakeholders as well as academia in the Eastern Baltic Sea Region.

In order to tackle the problems of disconnected composition of transport sector actors in the Region, RBGC Russia aims to strengthen the cooperation of decision-makers in transport development. Thus, the partnership is built on strong triple-helix cooperation. RBGC Russia is led by Aalto University School of Economics CEMAT. Partnership consists of City of Helsinki, Lappeenranta University of Technology Kouvola Unit, Petersburg State Transport University, North-Western Russian Logistics Development and Information Centre ILOT, and Public Transport Authority Berlin-Brandenburg. The total budget of the two-year project is 617 000 EUR.

RBGC Russia addresses the issue of bottlenecks affecting both passenger and freight transport between the Northern Dimension Partners and other countries of Eastern Baltic Sea Region.  The Project consists of holistic working schemes for Research and Pilot Activities in North-West Russia:

  1. Stakeholder research in the public and private transport sector
  2. Connectivity Pilot: Introducing a virtual travel planner for St. Petersburg connected with the wider international travel information network for the Baltic Sea Region
  3. Logistics Pilot: Elaboration of viable network for logistics capacities in North-West Russia
  4. Rail Baltica Growth Corridor Memorandum for St. Petersburg to contribute to transnational RB Growth Strategy

 Further information:

Project Manager
Malla Paajanen

Project Coordinator
Marja Mattila