Webinars to present UTC projects

Webinars to present UTC projects

Publication Tuesday 13 October 2020
The first webinar presenting sustainable mobility solutions in Mediterranean cities from the Urban Transport Community took place on October 7th. 30 people attended this webinar focusing on the consequences of COVID-19 on mobility ecosystems in Mediterranean urban areas. This was an opportunity for experts,local authorities, representatives and mobility planners present, to examine the main changes induced by the pandemic and to define what is most needed to make mobility ecosystems more durable and more resilient. This event was the first in a series that opens the call for applications from the Urban Transport Community.

The Urban Transport Community is an initiative of the Interreg MED Program, launched in November 2016, to bring together the stakeholders in mobility in Mediterranean urban areas around seven territorial cooperation projects. The Community now has more than 200 institutions: local authorities, universities, user representatives, civil society associations and private companies. Community projects are all based on transnational partnerships and work in 12 Euro-Mediterranean countries to put in place strategies and tools to promote the sustainability of urban transport in order to improve the quality of life of inhabitants and reduce the costs thereof. negative consequences on the environment.

Until June 2022, our Community is open to the active participation of other cities in the Mediterranean coastal zone, offering them the opportunity to benefit from the support of a mentor who will guide them in the discovery of resources and skills made available by the Community.

The call for applications is open from mid-October until the end of December and to present the future cooperation themes of the community, a series of webinars has been set up. The webinar series is part of the urban transport community’s efforts to help local mobility actors and key players join forces to foster sustainable mobility in cities across southern Europe.

Once a week, every Wednesday morning from October 7 to November 25, local authorities, civil society organizations, universities, mobility planners and private companies will be invited to lay the groundwork for future cooperation by discussing the strategic challenges of sustainable mobility with the Community. The next session will address the question of the reproducibility of sustainable mobility solutions and good practices to assess the real possibility of benefiting from the previous experiences of cities and will take place on Wednesday 14 October from 9:30 to 11:30.
The following sessions will be devoted to the presentation of the tools and solutions already implemented by pioneer cities and grouped by theme in connection with some of the most strategic challenges of sustainable mobility in urban areas, such as:
  • big data and ICT for smart traffic management (October 21, 9:30-11:30)
  • soft mobility (October 28, 9:30-11:30)
  • shared mobility (November 4, 9:30-11:30)
  • mobility in tourist destinations (November 11, 9:30-11:30)
  • different approaches in urban mobility planning. (November 18, 9:30-11:30)
The main discussion points will be raised by a Community partner organisation, while the experiences of the Urban Transports Community projects will be examined more deeply in break-out rooms by their implementer.
All the solutions presented in the webinars are available here.

To register for the webinars, please complete the contact form.

The full program with speakers is available here.

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