Infrastructure quality repsresents key segment of logistics development. Through infrastructure planning and adjustment with directions covered by Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) the infrasctructure necessary for European Union to function as a singular unity without borders and to respond to challenges of globalization is being improved.
Special attention is being given to the impact of transport on the environment, to further enhancement of traffic safety measures, to social politics in the service of protection of interests of traffic employees and of all users, and to development of routes towards third countries.
EU directives emphasize cooperation between regions and traffic modes, as well as building of network which would cover the whole territory of European Union and enable further enlargement.
The Open University took the initial step towards regional logistics improvement through RELOAD project, when Logistics Development Concept for Autonomous Province of Vojvodina was created. The aim of engagement for logistics development is optimization of existing infrastructure and its utmost exploitation through planning and realization of sustainable logistic solutions. Since this process requires detailed planning and evaluation, as well as solid cooperation between all relevant actors in the region, with the purpose of enhancing available resources management, the Open University has established a network of partners in Vojvodina and South Hungary and it works toward rationalization of road transport use, avoidance of unnecessary trasport of empty vehicles and introduction of multimodal transport.
The Open University is advocationg primarily for creation of strategic and planned documents on regional and national level, and for rational construction of logistic centres and industrial parks.