Alpe-Adria Clean Transport Alliance

The project is completed. The aim was to enable local and regional governments in the Alpe-Adria-Region to decarbonise their transport systems.

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Project info


Austria, Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia

Project duration:

11/20 - 06/22

Target groups:

EU institutions, Local governments, Regional governments, National governments, Associations, Private sector, Civil society


347,480.10 €

Contact info

  • Energy Agency Styria
  • Regional Development Center Koper
  • University of Montenegro


Electrification of transport plays a significant role in the transition towards net-zero greenhouse gas emissions energy systems. Strategic documents such as National Energy and Climate Plans (NECP) recognise this as well. In order to fulfil the NECPs and to meet the targets of the EU Clean Energy Package, it is imperative that actors implement concrete measures on a local level.

Electric Car with promotion for the 3rd SEE SDEWES Conference. Photo: (c) SDEWES


To facilitate this goal, the “Alpe-Adria Clean Transport Alliance network” was established, consisting of decision makers from Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia and Austria, to apply implementation measures for the decarbonization of urban transport and to integrate them into local strategy documents. The network involved relevant stakeholders at local, regional and national level to ensure knowledge transfer and capacity building for all relevant actors.

Four white papers were elaborated to analyse the state of decarbonization of road transport and participation opportunities for local governments in the respective countries. Based on these, the project developed a customized toolbox to support decision makers in their efforts to decarbonize the transport sector. In total, 285 participants were reached through various exchange formats of the project and were empowered to use the toolbox. Based on the feedback received from the participants, the tools were regularly adapted and improved according to their needs. In the long term, the project aims to contribute to the harmonization of standards in decarbonizing the transport sector in the participating countries.


  • The “Alpe-Adria Clean Transport Alliance toolbox”: The toolbox enables local authorities to optimize future locations of charging stations for e-vehicles and to assess the costs of supporting such measures in their budgets and strategic plans. The focus was on the regions of Styria, Croatian Adriatic, Slovenia and Montenegro.
  • The “Alpe-Adria Clean Transport Alliance best practices collection”: A brochure with good practices to promote decarbonization of road transport in Austria, Croatia and Slovenia was produced.
  • The cooperation with local and regional authorities on measures of decarbonization of road transport led to the preparation of drafts of various local and regional strategic documents in Austria (3), Croatia (3), Montenegro (2) and Slovenia (2).

Link to the project results:

Last update: May 2024

Success Stories

The Alpe-Adria Clean Transport Alliance allied

Within 2 years, EUKI project ‘Alpe-Adria Clean Transport Alliance’ created a network of almost 300 organisations. Together they designed a toolbox enabling local governments in the 4 regions Styria, Croatian Adriatic, Slovenia and Montenegro to optimize the future locations of EV chargers. The databases of the toolbox will be expanded to 3 more regions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and North Macedonia. Their best practice booklet features 22 examples of good practices in fostering the decarbonization of the road transport in Austria, Croatia and Slovenia.