SPOTLOG's main vision is to involve local communities in creating socially responsible logistics systems, based wherever possible on zero-carbon modes, through the intelligent use of all available resources and taking advantage of the digitalisation of goods and passenger transport services. By focusing on low-density communities and medium-sized cities, SPOTLOG partners aim to improve regional policy instruments toward the European goals of inclusive and carbon-neutral mobility.
The cross-cutting approach of SPOTLOG is intended to address multiple practical and policy aspects related to last-mile logistics support and a comprehensive assessment of urban logistic impacts on society. Based on a multidisciplinary consortium with heterogeneous backgrounds, SPOTLOG partners will build a co-creation platform focused on:
• Share knowledge and spot good practices regarding innovative ways of efficient logistical distribution and zero-carbon modes,
• Promoting trust between stakeholders for better inter-sector collaboration (e.g., by fostering collaboration between passenger transport and logistics companies, distributors and local commerce);
• Building professional capacity in planning and impact assessment of the various solutions and improving the adequacy of the legislative framework and sustainable mobility plans.
By collaborating with the policy learning platform, SPOTLOG will contribute to feeding a knowledge hub focused on decreasing the carbon footprint associated with the last-mile transport of goods in dense urban and rural areas. SPOTLOG brings together partners from Central Portugal (University of Aveiro and Fundão), Italy (TTS Italia and Rimini), Poland (Mazovian Energy Agency), Latvia (Vidzeme planning region), Finland (Tampere University of Applied Sciences), Belgium (City of Mechelen), France (city of Lille) and Romania (Constanta and Smart cities Cluster).