2nd European Conference on Sustainable Mobility at Universities

U-MOB on Diario de Córdoba
4 February, 2019
More than 120 people attending the 2nd U-MOB Conference
15 March, 2019

2nd European Conference on Sustainable Mobility at Universities

This event is part of the European project U-MOB LIFE or ‘European Network for Sustainable Mobility at University’. U-MOB LIFE is co-funded by the LIFE Programme of the European Union and aims to reduce CO2 emissions in European university campuses.

The 2nd European Conference on Sustainable Mobility at Universities will take place from the 14th to the 15th of March 2019 at the Krakow University of Technology. This will be the second European platform where universities from different European countries and other territories will have the opportunity to share their needs, challenges and different solutions in the field of accessibility and sustainable mobility.

In March 2017, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona already became the First European platform of knowledge transfer and networking among European universities on sustainable mobility practices, welcoming different kind of high level expert profiles in the field of Sustainable Mobility in the 1st European Conference on Sustainable Mobility at Universities

A space for Universities to share knowledge about sustainable mobility…

In the context of the II Conference a call for papers was also launched where Universities were invited to present their experiences, both on best practices and problematic issues on several relevant topics in the field of sustainable mobility.

As a result, the conference will bring together different experiences of participating universities and territories. The first day, different universities from all around the EU will show their cases in implementing Mobility Plans in their campuses. Other topics will focus on the use of land and spatial planning as resources for the implementation of Mobility Plans and the use of new technologies for university mobility.

The second day of the Conference topics such as public transport for campus users and the cooperation with stakeholders will be discussed. In the framework of the U-MOB Project a Contest for the Best University Mobility practice was launched. The University winner of this contest will be presented before all attendants. The agenda is already available on U-MOB’s Second Conference Project Website.

… with all kind of stakeholders

The Conference will become a place for knowledge transfer and networking among European universities on sustainable mobility practices, but it also welcomes different range of profiles from university mobility managers, academics, public urban mobility officers, entrepreneurs and businesses of the sector, NGOs, civil society representatives and students.

In the introduction session personalities from both the public and private sector will participate: the Faculty of Civil Engineering, the Ministry of Environment of Poland and NOVOTEC, environmental consultancy and leader of the U-MOB Project, among others. A final debate among the participants and the public will also take place with a clear and main topic: the collaboration between the public and private sector and the stakeholders as a key element for the good implementation of a successful sustainable mobility plan.

The U-MOB LIFE European Project

This conference is part of the European project U-MOB LIFE, which began in 2016 and will last for five years – until June 2021. It belongs to the LIFE Programme, the European Union’s financial instrument of support for nature and climate preservation and environmental action projects throughout the EU.

The consortium is formed by: NOVOTEC Consultores, consultancy specialized in sustainable mobility and project leader; Fundación Equipo Humano, specialized in training and communication; and the following universities: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (EUR), Politechnika Krakowska (PK) and Università degli Studi di Bergamo (UNIBG).

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