On 12 December 2022, the Central Danube Development Agency organised the “Economic Development Forum – achievements and planned innovations”. The event was also attended by the staff of the South Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency as speakers and participants.

The CDDA started the forum with the presentation of the “Kecskemét 4.0” programme, followed by a presentation on its adaptation in the Central Danube Region. The working groups of the Central Danube Region cover a wide range of the relevance of the programme.

Three working groups are known, operating independently but in continuous cooperation with each other:

– Urban and Institutional Development Working Group – Ensuring quality and ‘smart’ development of (public) services in the city and the region, providing working and living conditions that ensure a liveable quality living environment

– Business Environment Development Working Group – Supporting the development of local businesses, taking advantage of the opportunities created by major regional investment, with a particular focus on SMEs.

– Workforce Provision and Training Working Group – Training, attracting and retaining the necessary workforce for businesses in the area.

The achievements of the Central Danube Region are supported by a range of tools and a wide range of practices. Among these, the “Silver Economy”, the “Sustainability and Responsibility in Practice (a world of social innovations and future-proof partnerships)” and the eBussed project “Urban and Suburban e-Bus Transport: reducing environmental impacts by preparing for digitalisation and increasing the efficiency of the electric charging network”, in which DDRIÜ is a partner, were mentioned.


The final stage of the eBussed action plan was to develop the policy linkages and good practices identified in the project. These were also used to define the technical content of the actions.

The policy basis for the Action Plan has close links to the related policies, including National Electromobility Strategy (Jedlik Ányos Plan 2.0) and National Transport Infrastructure Development Strategy. While the policy impact perspective, Integrated Transport Operational Programme Plus (IKOP Operational Programme Plus) 2021-2027 will be addressed.

Detail if the actions envisaged

ACTION 1: Reducing the environmental impact of urban and suburban bus transport by preparing for digitalization and testing solutions

The aim of the action is to reduce the environmental impact of urban and suburban transport by preparing for digitalization and testing the solutions. To this end, a pilot action area will be defined to examine the adaptability of digital solutions adopted from good practices and to test digital solutions.

ACTION 2: Upscaling the efficiency of electric charging network

The aim of the action is to increase the charging efficiency of the fleets used in public transport and those planned to be purchased, thus making public transport more efficient. The action will develop easily adaptable and combinable model solutions for operators planning fleet development.

The eBussed project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and Hungary within the Interreg Europe Program