MEDiterranean COllaborative LOgistics for the URban Space

Project Name: MEDiterranean COllaborative LOgistics for the URban Space
Project number: Euro-MED0200522
Funding Body: European Commission, Interreg Euro-MED
Type of funding: Public
Main Researcher: Susana Val
Start date: 01/01/2024
End date: 30/06/2026
Duration: 30 months


Project description

Climate change is the foremost worldwide challenge. Among those contributing factors, some of the most pressing include congestion, which costs the European economy €100 billion per year- 1% of its GDP, air pollution, affecting people’s health, and transport emissions (those from freight count 25% of total urban transport emissions). The EU Green Deal targets to reduce emissions in cities by 55% by 2030 and be climate-neutral by 2050, cannot be met only by vehicles decarbonisation goals. MED-COLOURS aims at upscaling to a new generation of urban logistics and planning enabling the transition to decarbonized and smart cities. By developing new SULPs, MED Cities will plan resilient, sustainable, integrated, and collaborative innovation-driven solutions for the UFAs. This would help reducing the negative impacts of freight and logistics activities. MED-COLOURS’ joint territorial ambition is to enable urban freight distribution in MED-FUAs from a low carbon environmental perspective and, at the same time, give cities a boost in sustainable development and human well-being. MED-COLOURS will jointly validate:

  1. strategy for continuous cross-monitoring of SULPs,
  2. New Resilient SULPs and,
  3. solutions for innovative and sustainable urban logistics.

This would foster the more effective implementation of existing sustainable policies and improve access to funding/investment for climate-resilient living areas. MED-COLOURS supports the digital and environmental transition in six cities and their related functional urban areas, hereinafter FUAs in MED area (Livorno, Cesena, Thessaloniki, Koper, Lisbon, and Lyon). Transition is built upon a quadruple helix approach supported by the liaison with other European Projects in the same field. MED-COLOURS will adopt a new approach to urban freight planning introducing new collaborative concepts and disruptive/enabling technologies. The project outcomes will go beyond existing practices through long-term transition scenarios to achieve the targets set in the EU green Deal in MED Area.



  • Institute for Transport and Logistics Foundation (ITL), Italy

Project Partners: 

  • European Network of Logistics Competence Centres (OpEn), Belgium
  • Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), Greece
  • Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC), Spain
  • Local Public Company Lyon Confluence (SPL Lyon), France
  • MemEX Srl (MemEX), Italy
  • Municipality of Livorno (Comune Livorno), Italy
  • University of Maribor (UM), Slovenia
  • Municipality of Koper (MOK), Slovenia
  • Municipality of Lisbon (CM Lisbon), Portugal
  • Lisboa E-Nova-Lisbon´s Energy and Environment Agency (Lisboa E-Nova), Portugal


Contact data:

For more information about the project, please contact:

Dr. Susana Val, Principal Investigator, [email protected]

This project is co-funded by the Interreg EuroMED program of the European Union in the framework of the grant agreement Euro-MED0200522.