The European Commission today revealed the finalists of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award and the Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP). The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award showcases local authorities that demonstrate significant efforts in promoting sustainable urban mobility, while the SUMP Award recognises outstanding sustainable urban mobility planning.
The finalists for the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award 2017 are:
There is a gap between the needs and demands of cities that should develop and implement SUMPs, and the higher administrative institutions who prepare the ground and provide programmes to encourage cities to develop and implement SUMPs.
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.
The "Urban Agenda for the EU" is the European answer to involving cities in shaping the EU's future and improving cities' contribution to the Union's and member states' goals. Its Partnership on the topic "Urban Mobility", led by the Czech Republic and the City of Karlsruhe, has created its Action Plan for improving cities' impact on regulations, financing and knowledge transfer from EU's side to design the future of urban mobility.
The EU Sustainable Energy Week 2018 is back with its Awards Competition. The call for exemplary projects in ‘Consumers’, ‘Businesses’, ‘Young Energy Leaders’ and ‘Public Sector’ closes on 23 February. It is your time to shine: this year, you can either apply for an award or nominate your favourite activities, projects and actions.
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Every year, the European Commission (Directorate-General for Energy and Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) organises the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) – the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. The 13th edition will take place from 4 to 8 June 2018 in Brussels at the European Commission’s Charlemagne building and at the Residence Palace. This year’s focus is ‘lead the clean energy transition’, and the week-long series of events will cover a number of activities with an EU-wide scope.
Alessandro Giordani is head of the Citizens' Contact unit in DG COMM, responsible for Europe Direct Information Centres (EDICs). He and his team have been working on a new, more proactive generation of EDICs, focused on more engagement with civil society.
This month features a selection of the latest mobility news, including the launch of the 'RESponsible Island' competition and a reflection by Violeta Bulc, EU Transport Commissioner, on the success of EU transport in 2018.