Mobility Talks episode 6: “Citizens as drivers of their own mobility”

Next 21 October at 16:00 hours CET join the 6th episode of Mobility Talks to discuss about the decision-making process regarding urban mobility issues is essential to understand and respond to their expectations and real needs.

Citizens and end-users’ have a say in urban mobility. Their participation in the decision-making process regarding urban mobility issues is essential to understand and respond to their expectations and real needs. By giving citizens the opportunity to influence public decisions on urban mobility, the quality of the policy being developed can be improved, making the provided solutions more relevant, effective and efficient.

Public engagement is a key requirement of sustainable urban mobility transformation. To involve citizens individually or in the form of civil society organisations ensures transparency and gives them the opportunity to become true agents of change.

Engaging citizens is especially important during times of crisis like the Covid19 pandemic, as effectiveness of the response efforts became crucial.

As already stressed in the Citizen Engagement Call launched by EIT Urban Mobility in March 2020, developing solutions with and for citizens is the key to delivering real change. Successful stakeholder engagement will increase the ability to create, experiment, demonstrate, scale and deploy. Citizen engagement is therefore a priority for EIT Urban Mobility and this webinar will bring food for thought and contribute to the discussions on the topic.

Four speakers with a good representation of the innovation knowledge triangle (industry, academy and research and city) and from an association directly representing citizens.

  • Frank Hansen – BMW, Germany
  • Robert Braun – Institute of Advanced Studies, Austria
  • Burcu Ozdemir – IMM Smart City, Istanbul – Turkey
  • Evelien Marlier – European Passengers’ Federation

Two of the speakers are involved in one of the projects selected under the last EIT Urban Mobility Citizen Engagement Call.

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