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Application Area

  • Data gathering
  • Analysis, scenarios and measure selection
  • Appraisal and assessment
  • Financing, procurement, legal aspects, measure implementation
  • Evaluation and monitoring
  • Dissemination and communication
  • Exploitation and business plans

Tool Type

  • Guidance document / Manual
  • Indicator set
  • Method / Approach
  • Mobile app
  • Option generator
  • Software

Target Audience

  • Small cities
  • Medium-sized cities
  • Large cities
  • Metropolitan regions
  • Other


The EMPOWER Toolkit ( is the place where the wide variety of EMPOWER Tools are brought together and can be accessed.

Besides knowledge on, for example, the implementation of incentive schemes and business development, the EMPOWER Toolkit also contains templates for building the business case, an evaluation methodology as well as the EMPOWER ICT-Tools.

Furthermore, the EMPOWER Toolkit is connected to the EMPOWER database where all kinds of (raw) data is stored and that can be analysed and therefore also serves as an important source of knowledge.

Regarding the EMPOWER ICT-tools (Commute Greener, *Zwitch and SMART), the EMPOWER Toolkit connects to a website ( where more information can be found. The EMPOWER ICT-tools measure mobility behaviour via manual or automatic sensing, they provide challenges and rewards to users, create communities and are an important tool for communicating with the user, two ways. Therefore, these tools are an important basis for developing and implementing an incentive scheme and for generating data for evaluation purposes. Because of the broad range of knowledge and tools, the EMPOWER Toolkit will allow a wide set of cities, regions and other organizations to implement the EMPOWER concept.

Good Example

The knowledge, formats, and ICT-Tools are being used in large scale implementations (5.000+ users) in a wide variety of cities like Antwerp, Bologna, Budapest, Enschede, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Milan, Newcastle, Odense, Reading, and Scotland. From these cities, a wider audience is reached, e.g. SMART i Sverge is now being used in a competition between the cities of Gothenburg and Stockholm and SMART in Twente is the basis for a wide variety of implementations in the Netherlands.

Input Data

No specific data is needed for the use of the EMPOWER ICT-Tools. The tools itself generate data. If automatic sensing is being used to detect modalities, additional data on traffic network, PT-timetables, real time PT information can improve the qualityl

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Basic Information

English, Dutch, German, Italian
January 2017
The EMPOWER Toolkit is feely accessible. Regarding the EMPOWER ICT-Tools, more information can be found on
Typically between 2 weeks and 1.5 months.
Assistance from the Service Provider is advised as well as (depending on the tool) training is possible and recommended.


Please check the EMPOWER website (, the EMPOWER Toolkit website ( or the EMPOWER ICT-Tools website (
0044 113 343 9906

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