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 release of Commission guidance for European cycling projects.
A bicycle-friendly workplace is great for companies and their employees. Cycling can contribute to the success of a business or organisation and supporting employees getting to work by cycling is a worthwhile investment.
A new web-based tool has become available to help city authorities plan sustainable transport policy measures.
The tool is the result of the European Urban Transport Roadmaps study, supported by European Commission. The tool provides cities with the ability to identify and explore different transport policies and measures to address key challenges related to their transport systems.
The Urban Agenda for the EU was launched in May 2016 with the Pact of Amsterdam. It represents a new multi-level working method promoting cooperation between Member States, cities, the European Commission and other stakeholders in order to stimulate growth, liveability and innovation in the cities of Europe and to identify and successfully tackle social challenges. Thematic Partnerships and their action plans represent the key delivery mechanism within the Urban Agenda for the EU.
Thanks to its “TRAVEL FOR ALL – The Commitment of European Public Transport” brochure, UITP showcases its commitment to provide transport quality services accessible for all. Right at the time of discussion on the European Accessibility Act, UITP reports on its contribution and its willingness to take on the challenge of safeguarding accessibility for all, a highly relevant factor in public transportation tackling manifolds aspects such as the network penetration, entering the service offer or vehicles designs for the trip itself.
EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc has called for 2018 to be the "Year of Multimodality" - a year during which the Commission will raise the importance of multimodality for the EU transport system.
In January 2018, HERE Mobility (a new business launched by HERE Technologies) announced the launch of their Mobility Marketplace; a central platform for supplying and requesting mobility services.
This report provides an overview of the main EU Research and Innovation (R&I) actions for and with cities, promoted both at the European and international level to foster sustainable urban development. In addition, it presents a detailed overview of budget of Horizon 2020 and the past three research Framework Programmes (FP7, FP6 and FP5) committed to city-related projects.