The Transport Research Arena (TRA) is the largest European research and technology conference on transport and mobility. In 2020, TRA will take place in Helsinki, Finland and focus on the theme ‘Rethinking transport – towards clean and inclusive mobility’. It will bring together experts from around the world to discuss the newest innovations and future mobility and transport.
This article provides an overview of statistical data on SDG 11 ‘Sustainable cities and communities’ in the European Union (EU). It is based on the set of EU SDG indicators for monitoring of progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in an EU context.
This article provides an overview of statistical data on SDG 9 ‘Industry, innovation and infrastructure’ in the European Union (EU). It is based on the set of EU SDG indicators for monitoring of progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in an EU context.
Today, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas officially launched the work on five major European research and innovation missions that will be part of Horizon Europe, the next EU research and innovation programme.
Cycling and human values were honoured at the debate on clean mobility organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and its TEN section on 3 July 2019. On the eve of the “Grand Départ” from Brussels of the 2019 Tour de France, the home of Europe’s civil society welcomed Alberto Toscano, author of the book on the incredible story of Italian cycling champion Gino Bartali during the fascist regime.
The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has decided to prepare an opinion on “The challenges of metropolitan regions and their position in the future Cohesion Policy post 2020.” The main objectives of this opinion are to bring a better recognition of the challenges of the metropolitan regions, of their contribution to the cohesion policy and territorial cohesion as well as to recommend measures to support them while paying attention to urban-rural links.
With only one month left before applications close, don’t miss your chance to win €10,000 to kick-start your next sustainable mobility project with the 2019 Transformative Action Award.
The Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa (CoM SSA) supports local authorities in Sub-Saharan Africa in the climate challenge and in their efforts in ensuring access to clean energy. It is the “regional covenant” of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM). Under the CoM SSA, local authorities are invited to make a voluntarily political commitment to implement climate and energy actions in their communities and agree on a long-term vision to tackle 3 pillars, namely access to energy, climate mitigation and climate adaptation.
Since the beginning of May, St. Gellért Square in Budapest (Hungary) has hosted a brand new facility: its first Mobility Point. This pilot has been initiated by the Cities-4-People project.
Mobility demand in urban areas is expected to increase tremendously due to population growth and the need to interconnect neighbourhoods.
The development of new technologies and new business models is transforming not only our vehicles, but everything about how we move, and how we live our lives.
The Finnish city of Lahti is the winner of the European Commission’s European Green Capital Award for 2021. The title of European Green Leaf 2020 for smaller cities goes to the Irish city of Limerick and Belgian city of Mechelen.