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By Tom Nokes / Updated: 08 Nov 2018

Master’s Degree in Smart Cities and Communities - Erasmus Mundus Program - Part time teaching vacancies

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The University of Mons (UMONS) located in the Walloon Region of Belgium has developed a strong, sustainable and highly-performing Research, Development and Innovation (R&D&I) platform in the field of Energy Efficiency in City Districts according to the late concept of Net Zero Energy City Districts (NZED).

Research activities are concentrated on the combination of four major research areas such as

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 19 Nov 2018

Delivering EU-wide multimodal travel information, planning and ticketing services: dream or reality?

In the year of Multimodality, the Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, and the Directorate-General for Transport and Mobility (DG MOVE) are inviting stakeholders to discuss the development of multimodal passenger transport in a conference dedicated to multimodality: Delivering EU-wide multimodal travel information, planning and ticketing services:  dream or reality?

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 10 Oct 2018

Brussels car-free day saw an 80 % decrease in black carbon

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The Brussels capital region is free of cars – well, it was for one day at least... The city took the opportunity of EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK to have its car-free Sunday on 16 September 2018 and closed the entire Brussels region to individual motorised transport between with 9.30 am to 7.00 pm. There were exceptions, but only for taxis, buses, police, emergency vehicles and persons with a special permit – and these still had to respect a city-wide speed limit of 30 km/h.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 13 Nov 2018

European Day of Persons with Disabilities 2018

The European Commission and the European Disability Forum are recognising the European Day of Persons with Disabilities, through promoting awareness of the issues people with disabilities face on a daily basis.

The event will involve policy-makers, government officials, experts and self-advocates, to enable a productive discussion of upcoming projects for improving policies for people with disabilities. 

The Conference will enable participants to potentially contribute towards the shaping of the next European Disability Strategy and its implementation.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 08 Oct 2018

TUCTE 18: Towards User-centric Transport in Europe

Enabling seamless and sustainable mobility for all​

Increasingly, social and environmental trends are posing new challenges to the transport sector in Europe. This paradigm shift in mobility and transport calls for disruptive technologies and multimodal solutions.

Mobility4EU established a Vision and Action plan for the future of transport in Europe in 2030 based on the identification and assessment of societal challenges that will influence future transport demand.

By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 18 Sep 2018

Belgian first: An autonomous vehicle uses a public road

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In a first for Belgium, an autonomous vehicle is being used on a public road to take visitors to a tourist site, the Caves of Han, in the south of the country. The shuttle is an experiment being undertaken by the Belgian road safety institute VIAS in cooperation with the Belgian government.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 11 Sep 2018

Quiet Brussels: a new ‘noise plan’ for Brussels-Capital Region

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Road traffic noise pollution negatively affects one in two inhabitants of Brussels. This was one of the main conclusions of study by Leefmilieu Brussel, the Brussels Environment Administration, that was published last year. Environment Minister Céline Fremault for the Brussels-Capital Region will present a plan in mid-September, called “Quiet Brussels” to fight increasing noise pollution.

By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 06 Sep 2018

Air quality in Ghent improves thanks to new circulation plan

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The City of Ghent has released the first air quality figures since they established a new circulation plan and the figures, delivered by the Flanders Environment Agency VVM show significant improvements. VVM measured NO2 on 20 points in Ghent before and after April 2017.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 03 Aug 2018

European Week of Regions and Cities 2018

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.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 03 Aug 2018

PRAISE Conference 2018

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.