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News article5 November 20212 min read

Cross-Border Transport and Mobility in the EU - A new open access book just published!

A newly published book “Cross-Border Transport and Mobility in the EU” is now available with open access and in three different language versions, English, Italian and Slovenian.

Despite the intense commitment and actions taken by the EU as well as by national governments and regions, much remains to be done to dissolve all the barriers to cross-border mobility of people. Issues are not only infrastructural but also related to administrative and planning coordination. Cross-border mobility planning and management is a central issue in EU cohesion policies.

This theme was therefore launched as a call for chapter and then discussed as the subject of an international workshop organised in late 2020 as part of the CROSSMOBY(link is external) project, funded by Interreg Italy-Slovenia V-A 2014-2020. The book is published by Edizioni Cà Foscari – Digital Publishing (October 2021), and brings together some of the contributions from that conference.

The aim of this book, edited by Aljaž Plevnik and Tom Rye, is to provide an overview of what has already been done and what are the next priorities, as a first step of a (hopefully long) series of contributions from both academic and practitioners on cross-border passenger transport and mobility. Such topics are examined according to several different perspectives:

  • from the framework of EU regulations and policies to the projects funded and implemented in the last EU programming period on cross-border transport and mobility topic;
  • from the application of SUMPs to the recognition of the territorial context and the state of the art of strategic mobility planning in the municipalities of the Italy-Slovenia cross-border area.

In addition to the full pdf version of the book, individual chapters can also be downloaded, clicking on the following links:



Publication date
5 November 2021
  • Policy and research
  • Europe-wide