Interreg Euro-MED - Streets for Citizens

Project title: TACTICAL URBANISM – new innovative solutions for sustainable mobility in the  cities to mitigate negative environmental impacts in urban life and make cities more liveable places
Project duration: 1st January 2024 – 30th September 2026 (33 months)
Programme: Interreg Euro-MED Programme
Lead Partner: Javne službe Ptuj, d.o.o.
Partners: IPoP – Inštitut za politike prostora (Slovenia), PARCO SCIENTIFICO TECNOLOGICO PER L’AMBIENTE SPA (Italy), Δήμος Ιωαννιτών (Greece), Asociación para el Desarrollo Urbano y Comunicación Responsables (Spain), ΑΝΕΛ, ΑΝΑΠΤΥΞΙΑΚΗ ΕΤΑΙΡΕΙΑ ΛΕΥΚΩΣΙΑΣ (Cyprus), Federación Aragonesa de Municipios Comarcas y Provincias (Spain), Agência Regional de Energia e Ambiente do Norte Alentejano e Tejo (Portugal), Associazione Regionale Comuni del Lazio – ANCI Lazio (Italy), Općina Centar Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Total budget: 2 507 745, Interreg Funds: 2 006 196

The Streets for Citizens project tackles prevalent territorial challenges, including high rates of car ownership, traffic congestion, and road safety concerns. Additionally, it addresses the scarcity and declining quality of green spaces and community areas within urban environments. To foster a shift towards sustainable urban mobility and greener streets, there’s a fundamental need for individuals to comprehend the implications of their transportation choices and be willing to embrace alternatives to car usage.

However, many local authorities in small to medium towns lack the necessary expertise and resources to effectively raise awareness and influence behavioral change among their citizens. Therefore, the primary objective of the project is to empower the public sector and related entities to engage citizens actively and enhance their commitment to addressing mobility and public space challenges in functional urban areas. The anticipated outcome is a more proactive involvement of citizens in such initiatives.

This project is supported by the Interreg Euro-MED Programme with co-financing from the European Regional Development Fund. 


The project adopts a multifaceted approach, borrowing and adapting concepts and best practices from tactical urbanism. Partners utilize these strategies to implement solutions and pilot projects, testing their effectiveness in real-world settings. The project capitalizes on the collective experience of knowledge providers and municipalities from various countries in the region, fostering a transnational exchange of ideas and methodologies.

Innovative aspects

The innovative character of our approach lies in the following features:

  1. We rely on up-to-date participatory tools – many of which have not yet been used in the programme area;
  2. To encourage a shift towards sustainable urban mobility, we use innovative methods built on tactical urbanism to actively involve citizens.
  3. We use elements of design thinking to develop pilot actions that offer positive user;
  4. Instead of large-scale investments, we use low-cost solutions, and inexpensive urban “hacks” to influence mobility.
  5. Citizen focus (people-centred approach): we design cities FOR the citizens WITH the citizens, engaging them with innovative participative tools-tactical urbanism solutions.
  6. Focus on smaller/medium towns or neighbourhoods/districts.
  7. We rely on the “learning-by-doing” principle in implementing pilot actions: partners identify and involve active citizens at an early stage so that they learn and later use the tools.
  8. Through the capacity development of public bodies, related entities, citizens and their
    organizations we ensure that further bottom-up actions to improve the environment will be initiated and implemented after the end of the project.
  9. It is in line with The New European Bauhaus initiative that connects the European Green Deal to our living spaces and experiences.