As Urban Mobility Days fast approaches, we are delighted to share a preview of what we have in store for the first day of the programme. If you have not registered yet, here is what you will be missing!
Urban Mobility Days 2022, jointly organised by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE), and the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU, is the leading EU event on urban mobility.
Held on 20-22 September in the city of Brno, Czech Republic, the conference brings together policymakers, local authorities, academics, NGOs, urban transport practitioners, and urban planners to traverse the length and breadth of sustainable urban mobility, examining the challenges and solutions at hand.
It will also be a great opportunity to discuss the new EU Urban Mobility Framework adopted in December 2021 and the initiatives it announced.
PROGRAMME - DAY 1
12h00 - Grand Opening
The Grand Opening features Adina Vălean, European Commissioner for Transport, Martin Kupka, Minister of Transport of the Czech Republic, and Markéta Vaňková, Mayor of Brno.
14h00 - Active Travel and Public Transport
The pandemic has transformed our urban mobility landscape, raising expectations for walking and cycling infrastructure, while placing new pressure on public transport systems.
At the same time, we find ourselves at another critical crossroad. Emissions reduction targets loom to combat the climate crisis and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has underscored the importance of enhancing Europe's zero- and low carbon transport alternatives.
What are the solutions? Our first plenary moderated by Walter Goetz, Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Vălean, brings together:
- François Bausch, Deputy Prime Minister of Luxembourg
- Mohamed Mezghani, Secretary General of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
- Jill Warren, CEO of European Cyclists' Federation (ECF)
- Heather Allen, Board Member of Walk21
- Markus Villig, Founder and CEO of Bolt
- Barbara Stoll, Director of the Clean Cities Campaign
16h30 - TEN-T Urban Nodes
How can we better integrate the urban nodes in the trans-European transport network? How can we successfully cater for long-distance passenger and freight traffic and local, regional mobility needs within an urban node? Our panel dives in. Herald Ruijters, European Commission's Director for Investment, Innovative & Sustainable Transport, convenes the following panellists to examine the solutions at hand:
- Andrey Novakov, Member of the European Parliament
- Iva Rorečková, Head of Transport Development Policy and Strategy Division, Brno City Municipality
- Françoise Guaspare, Senior Policy Advisor, Île-de-France Europe
- Koen Kennis, Deputy Mayor of Antwerp and Chair of CIVITAS Policy Advisory Committee
19h00 - CIVITAS 20th Anniversary and Gala Dinner
A celebration of the 20th Anniversary of CIVITAS together with an award ceremony and gala dinner (19h30), provide the perfect opportunity for networking with your peers.