Vulnerable societal groups in Europe’s remote and rural areas often lack transport options, such as frequent public transport services. Consequently, the elderly, young people, the unemployed, those from low income groups, minorities and those with mobility impairments, often face reduced access to services, jobs, education and recreation.
The new EU-funded INCLUSION project investigates how such groups can gain better access to transport, for example through ICT solutions, new mobility services and business models. At the upcoming CIVITAS Forum in Umeå, the INCLUSION project will present new mobility approaches that address such 'mobility poverty'.
In the coming three years, INCLUSION will run pilots to study how different societal groups are affected by mobility poverty. These will be run in the Rhein-Sieg region (Germany), the Flanders region (Belgium), Cairngorms Natural Park rural area (UK) and the metropolitan areas of Budapest (Hungary), Florence (Italy) and Barcelona (Spain).
INCLUSION is funded under the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme.
Find here the INCLUSION website.
INCLUSION sent out its first newsletter this month.