Since 2003, the European Commission has awarded cities that have participated outstandingly in EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK. Learn more about previous winning cities below.
The city of Östersund (Sweden) was presented with the 2014 EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award at a European Commission ceremony in Brussels (Belgium) on 23 March. The city's application was judged by a panel of distinguished sustainable mobility experts to have employed the most innovative and creative measures when celebrating last year's EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK theme, 'Our streets, our choice'. As a prize, Östersund will receive a three-minute video celebrating their mobility achievements.
Östersund is a long-standing EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK participant and was also a finalist for the 2013 Award. Last year the city made cooperation and inclusion central to its activities, demonstrating this through events such as a three-day course teaching young migrants how to cycle. Östersund is also a lead partner in the Green Highway project, which aims to establish a 440 kilometre fossil fuel-free route across Sweden and Norway.
Östersund's fellow finalists were Murcia (Spain) and Vienna (Austria), who were selected from a shortlist of ten cities. The finalists and shortlisted cities are all recognised as examples of best practice for their efforts in celebrating the 2014 EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK theme.
Bremen (Germany) was presented with the 2014 SUMP Award by EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc at the same ceremony. Bremen will take home €10,000, which can be spent on further promoting their SUMP. The other finalists for the 2014 SUMP award were Dresden (Germany) and Ghent (Belgium), selected by an expert jury from 17 applications from 10 countries. A more detailed description of each SUMP Award finalist can be found here.
The other cities shortlisted for the 2014 EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award were: Budapest (Hungary), Gexto (Spain), Larnaka (Cyprus), Léon (Spain), Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Skopje (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), Zagreb (Croatia).
To view a short video about the 2014 finalists, visit the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK YouTube page.