GIFT 2.0 “Greece - Italy Facilities for Transport 2.0” aims at the enhance 2nd pillars of EUSAIR - European Strategy for Ionian Adriatic Region through the improvement of mobility between Italy and Greece both for goods and passengers.

Greece and Italy are the main gateway to and from Europe both for passengers and freight flows. GIFT 2.0 assume the Adriatic-Ionian area as a gateway for mid and long ray traffic flow. The projects focuses on a ITC platform able to gather in a unique platform able to give information, data, costs and transit times related to the main public transportation services along the project area.

35 hubs among ports, airports, railways and bus station to optimize the existing services trough a unique interface for smart mobility.

The hubs are the following: 10 ports (Bari, Brindisi, Barletta, Monopoli, Taranto, Patras, Corfu, Cephalonia, Igoumenitsa and Kyllini); 7 railways station ( Bari, Barletta, Lecce, Patras, Foggia, Athens, Matera); 4 airports (Bari, Brindisi, Araxos and Corfu); 14 bus stations (Bari, Brindisi, Barletta, Andria, Trani, Lecce, loannina, Patras, Foggia, Castel del Monte, Trani, Barletta, San Giovanni Rotondo-Monte Sant’Angelo, Alberobello, Castellana Grotte, Monopoli e Matera); 3 velostations (Bari, Andria, Patras).


Within the GIFT 2.0 project, an inter-modal, inter-regional and cross-border Trip Planning platform model has been created. The platform model is based on open source solutions and international standards which relate to data exchange about public passenger transport services and between different information systems, based on formats agreed with the partners.

The model was designed in consequence of the large quantity of information received from Partners and to be inserted in the platform.

It enables technological integration, in the Trip Planning system, of some information coming from activities implemented in the project through Pilot cases, referred to both passengers and freight transport.


  • Saturate the existing infrastructures using a system of smart services both for transport and logistics trough GIFT 2.0 platform.
  • Improve the accessibility for passengers and goods within the Adriatic Ionian area even though the modeling of multimodal Uniticketing.
  • Develop a network among the Greece –Italy 35 hubs identified woth a joint tool of service both ofr passengers and freight.
  • Boost the public transportation use with intermodal, interregional and cross border trip planner and real time data flow.
  • Training and Information on business, labor and environmental opportunities created by an integrated transport and logistics system based on GIFT 2.0 platform.


The project was developed following a shared methodological approach to:

  • reduce transit costs and times for macro regional trips;
  • reduce environmental impact;
  • improve management of information on the integrated transport (ITIMS) of all the project hubs;
  • increase the economic efficiency of port operations through operations to consolidate goods (LCL) and for connection to the rear port areas;
  • ensure sustainable growth in transport systems at all hubs and for all methods: rail, tyres, sea and air.

Lastly the project has become part of a specialised integrated, inter-modal, cross-border platform.