Project Details


SYNAPTIC stands for "Synergy of New Advanced/Adapted Public Transport Solutions Improving Connectivity in Northwest Europe".


Project details

Duration 09/2010 – 06/2013


Coordinator City of Eindhoven, lead partner of RoCK project

Project goal

Passengers want a seamless and predictable journey without barriers and unnecessary delays when changing between types of public transport or between operators, and increasingly, when crossing national borders. Based on the participating project partners’ expertise and experience as well as on related policy documents, the objective of the strategic cluster was to influence future EU policy with respect to promoting seamless transport solutions. Within this framework, the SYNAPTIC partnership also highlighted European best practices which delivered outstanding innovation in the area of seamless and sustainable mobility in Europe.


The cluster intended to impact the content development of the connectivity priority of the then upcoming INTERREG NWE Operational Programme so that in the next programming period there would be a framework for projects that make mobility chains as seamless as possible, from air travel to walking, creating a network of hubs and connections on all levels of scale. Concrete outputs included:

  • A Sustainable Mobility Action Plan (S-MAP) for seamless and integrated mobility in Northwest Europe including a concrete vision and examples and policy recommendations
  • Concrete project ideas generated from the plan
  • A “competence hub“ of innovations in seamless door-to-door mobility
  • A series of EU round tables on aspects of seamless mobility
  • Policy meetings with decision makers to brief them on mobility needs and innovative solutions

Role of Rupprecht Consult

We provided project support for the City of Bielefeld (BAPTS lead partner) and coordinated the SYNAPTIC Awards for Excellence in Seamless Mobility.

Contact details

Bonnie Fenton
+49 173 726 3681

Project partners

Related resources

SYNAPTIC Press Release - Awards for Excellence in Seamless Mobility [PDF]

SYNAPTIC Declaration [PDF]

SYNAPTIC Call for Entries - 2012 SYNAPTIC Awards for Excellence in Seamless Mobility [PDF]

The call for entries for the 2012-13 SYNAPTIC Awards for Excellence in Seamless Mobility is open until 31 December 2012.