Within the Green Mind project, the concepts of green and smart mobility have been promoted in the previous year, with particular emphasis on the need for reorganization of urban and local transport in the territory of the founders of SERDA (Canton Sarajevo, City of Sarajevo and Municipalities of Sarajevo macro region). On the initiative of SERDA, the Canton Government of Sarajevo decided in this context to start implementing the project of improving urban transport infrastructure.
Ministry of Transportation of Canton Sarajevo and Sarajevo Regional Development Agency SERDA signed an agreement on co-operation on the "Development of Models for electric vehicle transportation in Canton Sarajevo" project. A working group was set up for the preparation of four development models in Sarajevo Canton, by featuring prominent representatives of the academic community in the field of traffic and communications and the representatives of the Canton of Sarajevo government.
With aim to transfer experiences and achieved knowledge and synchronize activities for achieving common synergy results, in the premises of the Sarajevo Regional Development Agency SERDA, on June 7th, 2019, the Green Mind project was presented to members of the Working Group for the Preparation of Innovative Models of Traffic Development in Sarajevo Canton, its objectives, roles, project benefits and further realization of the activities. On this occasion, the results of the analysis of the current situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the field of green and smart mobility were presented, as well as the results of the research of the SME's innovation and development. The real needs of SMEs and the results of pilot testing can be of great help to the Working Group during the development of the Traffic Development Model in Sarajevo Canton and to support the development of this area in Sarajevo Canton.
The aim of development models project is to provide users an attractive, safe and clean, comfortable, fast and cost-effective public transportation with efficient investing and lower costs exploitation. The project's activities should result in the development of four models of electrical transportation in Canton Sarajevo:
a) Development model of electric bus transportation;
b) Development model of electric taxi and / or hybrid propulsion transportation;
c) Development model of bicycle transportation with a focus on electric drive application:
d) Development model of filling stations for electric vehicles with the possibility of usage the renewable energy sources.
GREEN MIND - Green and smart innovation in the mobility industry is a 30-month INTERREG MED project funded from EU funds and implemented in the territory of MED: Emilia-Romagna / Italy, Greece, Andalusia / Spain, PACA region / France, Istria / Croatia, Split-Dalmatia county / Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo Regional Development Agency SERDA is an IPA partner in charge of project implementation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.