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EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK Workshop set to take place in Brussels

27 February 2019

This March will see national and local representatives from across Europe gather in Brussels (Belgium) for the 2019 EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Workshop and sustainable mobility awards. Taking place from 21 - 22 March, this invitation-only event gives European National Coordinators, as well as selected city representatives, the opportunity to discuss sustainable mobility in Europe with peers and experts, gain inspiration for the week itself, and network with international colleagues.

Following a welcome from Maja Bakran Marcich, Deputy Director-General for Mobility and Transport with the European Commission, Professor Shane O'Mara, professor of experimental brain research at Trinity College Dublin and author of the recent book ‘In Praise of Walking’, will provide the keynote address.

Participants will then get the opportunity to interact in smaller break-out sessions, which will cover topics such as developing a walking map, using an online tool to identify walking and cycling measures at local level, and visiting a pedestrian area in Brussels.

The sustainable mobility awards will be presented that evening at a ceremony moderated by veteran host Katrina Sichel. Commissioner Violeta Bulc, responsible for Transport, and Jürgen Müller, Head of Cabinet for Karmenu Vella, the Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, will present the awards to the winning towns and cities.

The second day of the workshop will see a presentation from the winner of the online competition for the best MOBILITYACTION 2018, Stanley Black & Decker, who will discuss their initiative to reduce the carbon footprint of the company’s 7,000 employees. Further break-out sessions will be followed by a meeting for all National Coordinators, during which the details of the upcoming EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK will be discussed.

To view the event programme, click here.