University Campus in Mediterranean Regions of Europe, with a territorial average extension of 430.000 m2 and an average of 35.000 between students and employees, are historically related with their urban area. A University Campus is similar to an urban model and in CAMP-sUmp project it will be used as a test area for mobility policies related to public sustainable mobility. Currently there is a low efficiency of connection among the different departments and activities inside the Campus and a low level of integration of spatial and mobility planning.
CAMP-sUmp is a project aiming to improve sustainable urban mobility planning instruments such as SUMP, Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan. The project will last 18 month and will test innovative mobility strategies for students’ flows inside the University Campus and their integration with the urban areas in the Mediterranean northern sea basin regions.
The University of Malta, through its Institute for Climate Change and Sustainable Development, is among the seven Mediterranean Universities that are partnering in the CAMP-sUmp project; the other partners are Magna Graecia University Foundation, Universities of Athens, Valencia, Cyprus, Split and Bologna. These institutions will work on the increase of awareness among decision makers on current situation of mobility in university area and its interconnection with mobility planning. At the same time they will improve the capacity of public administrations to plan sustainable mobility in University Campus and will integrate the Universities’ mobility management in a unique cities’ integrated planning.
CAMP-sUmp project is implemented through the priority Priority Axis 2, Fostering low-carbon strategies and energy efficiency in specific European Meditteranean: cities, islands and remote areas, of 'Interreg MED' Programme and co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.