EuroMed Road, Rail and Urban Transport regional programme

Project Duration
2011 - 2016
€4 million

Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia

Brief Description

Contributes to the improvement of the efficiency, environment impact and safety of road, rail and urban transport in the Southern Mediterranean partner countries
Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Syria, Tunisia

Actions in brief

  • Promotes the application of regional transport conventions – facilitates national and regional discussions among transport administrations and industry representatives and sets out possible national road maps towards the ratification of these conventions.
  • Provides technical assistance in the field of driving tests, road worthiness tests, driving times, axle load, etc. and promotes the EU road transport acquis.
  • Organises visits and exchanges on mobility challenges between local and regional authorities in the partner countries and in the EU.
  • Provides technical assistance at national and subregional level relating to urban transport needs, and training on issues related to regulatory reforms in the field of public transport.
  • Supports the participation of partner countries in the CIVITAS forum and contacts with EU demonstration cities.
  • Prepares an inventory of the technical assistance needs in fleet management and provides assistance for the integration of safety, environmental and ITS standards in fleet management.
  • Supports better public transport route design and the greening of urban transport.
  • Provides technical assistance for implementing national railway reform plans, on railway standards, for the establishment of an Independent Railway Safety and Accident Investigation Authority and the drafting and implementation of a multi-annual safety programme.
  • Organises regional exchanges on rail transport practice and experiences between railways authorities of neighbouring countries.
  • Develops strategic plans as to further enhance the development of rail freight business.
  • Monitors the state-of-play of the RTAP land transport actions in the beneficiary countries.
Environment & Climate change