Starting point is the analysis of the current situation regarding the deployment of ITS in the SEE area. The existing ITS status will be compared against international best practices in terms of operational and technical interoperability. Additionally, the four priority areas of the EU ITS Directive will be investigated from the viewpoint of their deployment in SEE countries. As a result, a knowledge base will be created together with roadmaps, based on which the project will define a set of optimum ITS Integration Scenarios instantiated for the SEE area. The knowledge base will include requirements for ITS deployment, mapping of actors, mapping of their roles, system architectures, technical interfaces and business processes towards harmonized organisational structures. The collaboration scenarios will be assessed through demonstration activities in the participating countries, proof-of-concept investigations and feasibility studies.
The results of the assessment studies will provide impacts for transport efficiency and regional cohesion through a common methodology. Finally, the project will deliver a Regional Integration Framework for collaborative, transnational ITS schemes and a long term plan for future sustainability.
The final results of the SEE-ITS will be communicated to selected stakeholders and key experts both from the public and the private sector in workshops that will be organized for this purpose. The project will also include continuous project management and communication and dissemination activities. The communication/ dissemination activities of the project’s findings comprise an additional key parameter of the SEE-ITS project.