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The COVID-19 pandemic presents a serious threat to public health and as a result, lockdowns and other coordinated restrictive measures have become necessary in order to save lives. Mobility is at the heart of many of these measures as essential workers must be able to continue to access their place of work, whilst others have been asked - or required - to stay at home to prevent the spread of the virus. 

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 06 Jul 2022
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By Jane Tewson / Updated: 18 Mar 2022

7th Annual Future of Transport Conference 2022

Over the past two years, the European transport sector has been impacted significantly by the COVID-19 pandemic. Passenger and freight transport has been severely disrupted; supply chains moved to breaking point, while the demand and necessity for the sector to re-orientate towards more digital, efficient, and sustainable practices continues to increase. Greener, more intelligent, safer, and efficient transport systems are at the forefront of the European Commission’s priorities.

By Jane Tewson / Updated: 08 Mar 2022

European Parliament Flash Barometer: Women in times of COVID-19

Marking International Women’s Day 2022, the European Parliament Director General for Communication commissioned a Flash Eurobarometer sample survey by Ipsos European Public Affairs of women >15 years of age in each of the 27 Member States to gather women's opinions on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
By BAXCOamc / Updated: 01 Mar 2022
By Jane Tewson / Updated: 09 Feb 2022
By Jane Tewson / Updated: 26 Jan 2022

World Urban Forum (WUF11)

The World Urban Forum (WUF) is the premier global conference on sustainable urbanisation. WUF was convened by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in 2001 to examine one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: rapid urbanisation and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policies. This is the first time the event will take place in Eastern Europe. 

WUF11 will be held in the Polish city of Katowice from 26-30 June 2022.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 13 Dec 2021

Madrid: The continued use of public transport during COVID-19

During the pandemic Madrid managed to keep public transport running safely and efficiently. This video case study highlights how their public transport system adapted, presenting the measures taken by the city to ensure the safe continued use of public transport.
By Jane Tewson / Updated: 01 Dec 2021