CHAMPIONS - Description

Accessibility is an essential factor for improving competiveness and a necessary precondition for growth and an economic development. Free movement of people, goods and information increases efficiency and improves the development prospects for the regions. However, compared to Western Europe the majority of Central Europe suffers from significant accessibility deficits. This accessibility gap is reflected by significantly higher travel times as well as poor intramodal and intermodal links - with detrimental effects on business settlements, regional-economic development, and tourist attractiveness.

The idea for the CHAMPIONS project was born about two years ago due to the decision to have the UEFA Football Championship 2012 organised in the Ukraine and in Poland. This decision put a focus on the weak accessibility of many airport regions in the Central Europe Programme area by means of air transport. CHAMPIONS' aim is to strengthen the cohesion of regions in Central Europe through a better accessibility by air transport on the one hand and innovative and sustainable solutions for public transport on the other hand. Missing interconnectivity between air and public transport can be a reason for the lack of accessibility of regions or cities and a low share of sustainable public transport.

12 participating regions, airports and institutes from 6 countries, including the Ukraine, which face similar challenges in terms of accessibility, interconnectivity and public transport services, have therefore joined to find accessibility solutions to foster business and tourism activities in their regions.

Total budget: 1,979,799 €                                    ERDF contribution: 1,632,375 €


This project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE programme co-financed by the ERDF.

CHAMPIONS brochure

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Materials

Survey on CHAMPIONS studies and status reports

Studies: 3.1.4 Case Study Karlovy Vary.pdf 3.1.5 Case Study West Pannon Methodology.pdf 3.1.5 Case Study... more...

Materials of the Budapest General Assembly Meeting 2012

Please find here the documents and results of the General Assembly Meeting Budapest November 2012:Final... more...

Materials of the Karlovy Vary General Assembly Meeting 2012

Below are listed the materials and outputs of the Karlovy Vary General Assembly Meeting 5th... more...

Materials of the Poznan General Assembly Meeting 2012

Please find here all materials of the Poznan General Assembly Meeting and Info Day March... more...

Materials of Erfurt Meeting Dec 2011

Please find below the Protocol of the Erfurt Meeting held 27th and 28th December 2011... more...

Materials of the Wroclaw General Assembly Meeting 2011

Meeting in Wroclaw, 16th to 18th November 2011Agendanewsletter issue 1 final.pdf Presentations, Reports and Minutes:... more...

Protocol of Poznan and Wroclaw Meeting October 2011

Lead Partner and EPC prepared and carried out a meeting in Poznan and Wroclaw which... more...

Materials of the Vienna Workshop June 2011

On the 16th and 17th of June 2011 a best practice workshop was held in... more...

Materials of the Workshop Erfurt May 2011

Please find here the Agenda and the Presentations of the Partners held at the CHAMPIONS... more...

Materials of the Workshop Hamburg/Bremen 2011

Below you will find materials from the meeting 13th April 2011 Bremen, Germany and 14th... more...

Materials of the Trieste General Assembly Meeting 2011

Now the presentations and materials of the meeting held 24th and 25th February in Trieste... more...

Project Flyer available

Klick here for downloading the CHAMPIONS project flyer (PDF, 170 KB)...... more...

Materials of the Rzeszow Workshop 2010

Below you may find the documents of the workshop held in Rszeszow 16th and 17th... more...

Materials of the Lviv-Truskavetz Workshop 2010

Below are listed the materials of the Lviv-Truskavetz Workshop held 7th and 8th october 2010.... more...

Official Kick-off Meeting Poznan 2010

The official kick-off meeting of the project took place in Poznan 26th to 28th May... more...

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