Inclusive mobility projects for climate-neutral cities in Europe are collaborating for impact. On 28 June, the Horizon EU Urban Public Space Design thematic project cluster, together with NetZeroCities and CIVITAS (the platform supporting the mission for 100 cities to become climate neutral by 2030), met for the first time in Brussels to explore synergies.
The Urban Public Space Design thematic cluster groups together the ELABORATOR, AMIGOS and REALLOCATE projects, all funded by the Horizon EU programme under the ‘Designing inclusive, safe, affordable and sustainable urban mobility’ topic.
The key takeaway from the meeting is that in Europe, we are not moving fast enough to foster safe, inclusive, accessible and sustainable mobility.
Through the cluster, the projects will join forces and create synergies, rather than carry out work in parallel.
It was made clear that the projects can reinforce each other’s work, creating a greater overall impact in the take-up of innovative solutions – bringing public deliverables from the shelves to the cities – both during as well as beyond the projects’ lifetimes.
The meeting showcased various presentations on the projects and policy context (such as the European Green Deal
, the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy
, and more), as well as deep-dive workshops focused on monitoring and evaluation and the communication and dissemination workstreams.
With combined efforts across projects and within them, the aim is to bridge gaps to achieve the best outcome – namely a future for healthier and happier citizens in climate-neutral urban spaces in Europe.
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