On Thursday 09/01/2020, stakeholders from regional industry and business met for the first time within the framework of the EU project EMOB - Integrated Measures to Improve Electromobility in European Regions to discuss the situation of e-mobility in Vorarlberg in a workshop.

Participants of the first meeting of the interest group

Participants of the first meeting of the interest group

The working group, consisting of representatives of illwerke vkw (Vlotte and Innovations Lab), the Vorarlberg state government, the Energieinstitut Vorarlberg EIV and the Kairos Institute for Impact Research and Development, discussed topics such as the "History and future of electric mobility in Vorarlberg", "past and future policy instruments", "good practice examples" and "transferability between regions" in a workshop. After a short introduction by Prof. (FH) Dr.-Ing. Markus Preißinger, head of the Research Centre Energy at the University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg, an intensive brainstorming session was held to give an impressive presentation of the existing projects since 2009, the projects implemented and well-functioning measures that can also be seen as a significant contribution to the partner regions in this EU project. Finally, the stakeholders expressed their wishes for the future of electromobility in Vorarlberg and their expectations of this EU project, which will make a significant contribution to the development and improvement of electromobility through the exchange of information with eight European partner regions.

The next partner meeting will take place at the beginning of February 2020 in Kozani, Greece, in which FH Vorarlberg, represented by project manager Prof (FH) Dr. Markus Preißinger, will also take part.