The 2018 European Week of Regions and Cities offers the opportunity for local and city-level governments to showcase their capacity to stimulate economic growth, facilitate job creation and successfully engage in EU cross-border cooperation.
The week will comprise of over 100 workshops, debates and exhibitions, as well as providing the opportunity to network. The event welcomes 6,000 participants every year, including regional decision-makers, policy experts, researchers, private company representatives and journalists.
This year, the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) is holding its eighth Annual European PRAISE Conference, with a focus on developments in work-related road safety.
The PRAISE Conference aims to draw attention to the high levels of injury and death associated with commuting and driving at work. With road collisions accounting for an estimated 40% of work-related deaths in Europe, this conference will highlight the importance of safety and road risk management.
As European policymakers debate the EU transport package, Eurelectric will gather the e-mobility community - from the power source to end users - for a day of lively debates and presentations on e-mobility solutions with real showcases.
Traditional means of transport have entered the digital realm at an exponential rate – redefining modern mobility in the process. Digital connectivity is not only a solution for new efficiency, safety and sustainability standards, but also a regulatory reality. Theory is turning into practice: How will authorities today build the future of tomorrow?
Cleaner, Connected and Competitive: How Can This be the Future for Europe's Freight Transport Networks?
Freight transport is crucial for Europe’s economic activity but it also increases transport fuel consumption and raises CO2 emissions. With road freight transport accounting for 25 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions in the EU, enhancing freight mobility for better connectivity, efficiency, and competitiveness is necessary. Also, embracing innovation by European industries will be important if Europe wants stay on par with the U.S and China during the ongoing transport revolution.
The International Association of Public Transport (Union Internationale des Transports Publics UITP) will organise a double session entitled "European cities leading innovation for urban mobility" on 11 October in Brussels in the framework of the EU Week of Regions and Cities. The objective of the event will be to discuss how transport innovation can address the urban challenges that European cities are facing.
TAMING THE CAR!
Cities are recognising that their success and their citizens’ well-being depend on reducing road traffic dominance and limiting the impacts of traffic congestion – CREATEing an inspiring, liveable and flourishing city, with easy access to the things that are important to people.
Transport is a key sector contributing significantly to the European economy, accounting for 4.8% of European Union gross value and providing eleven million jobs. Notwithstanding the important economic benefits, transport is responsible for a third of all energy consumption in the European Environment Agency territory and for more than 25% of greenhouse gas emissions, with aviation activities being the leading source of polluters.
The PIN covers all relevant areas of road safety including road user behaviour, infrastructure and vehicles, as well as road safety policymaking. At the 2018 PIN conference, ETSC will launch its Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) annual report. They will present the latest road safety figures and identify actions needed to accelerate road safety progress. Child road safety and data collection topics will be highlighted. The event will feature a high-level panel debate “the European Road Safety Strategy 2020-30”.
EU Green Week; Green Cities for a Greener Future is taking place from 21-25th May and will explore ways in which the EU is helping cities to become better places to live and work.
Showcasing policy developments on air quality, noise, nature and biodiversity, waste and water management, Green Week will promote participatory approaches to urban development, networking schemes, and tools for sharing best practices, engaging local authorities and citizens, and encouraging them to share their vision of a sustainable future.