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Planners, policy makers and transport providers need to ensure accessibility for passengers with specific needs such as people with disabilities or senior citizens. This may include measures to ensure the accessibility of public transport or specific services such as 'dial-a-ride' schemes.

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By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 08 Jul 2019
By Dagmar Roeller / Updated: 14 Jun 2019

Policy & Project Manager

Polis is looking for an experienced policy & project manager who will be employed on a full-time long-term contract. The policy and project manager will coordinate Polis’ policy and advocacy activities and will manage European-funded projects in the field of sustainable urban mobility and transport innovation. Apply until 17 June.

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By Tom Nokes / Updated: 15 Apr 2019

CIVITAS Forum 2019 - calls for contributions, exhibitors and sponsors ends 31 May

The calls for contributions, exhibitors and sponsors are currently open for this year's CIVITAS Forum closing 31 May 2019. For more information about the event, including the draft programme and full details on travel and accommodation, visit the event page here.

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By Anna Clark / Updated: 07 May 2019

Future of Transport - how do we deal with it?

Are you a transport professional who is interested in understanding how best to deal with the fast-changing urban transport landscape while ensuring the shift towards zero-carbon urban mobility? Then this is the course for you! With a mix of lectures, workshops, site visits and the chance to exchange with peers this EIT Climate-KIC course will provide you with tools and methods that will give practical support in dealing with long-term planning in complexity.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 18 Apr 2019

INCLUSION: Making transport more accessible and inclusive for all: new approaches and solutions

The EU-funded INCLUSION project invites you to an interactive and lively event organised in conjunction with the European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans in Groningen, The Netherlands.

INCLUSION focuses on finding transferable solutions that improve the accessibility of collective transport for vulnerable user groups across Europe, in both urban and rural areas.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 22 Aug 2019

CIVITAS Forum Conference 2019

The CIVITAS Forum Conference 2019 will be held in Graz, Austria, from 2-4 October 2019. The 17th edition of Europe's top sustainable urban mobility event will gather the leading figures in the field from across the continent and beyond.

Due to high demand, the CIVITAS Forum has now reached full capacity. Apart from speakers and moderators, new registrants will join a waiting list. However, there are still ways to participate in the Forum from afar.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 22 Mar 2019

Lisbon, Lindau and Greater Manchester win EU sustainable mobility awards

Yesterday evening the European Commission announced the winners of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards 2018, and the 7th Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) at a ceremony in Brussels (Belgium). 

Lisbon was revealed as the winner of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award 2018 for larger municipalities, with Lindau taking home the award for smaller municipalities. The 7th SUMP Award was won by Greater Manchester.  Click on the following video links to view this years finalists in action:

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By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 14 Mar 2019

Lyon: putting accessibility at the heart of city life

Public authorities, transport operators, civil society organisations and other public and private sector stakeholder in Greater Lyon have been successfully improving accessibility addressing it as a cross-cutting issue and investing substantially in creating a barrier-free and inclusive environment.

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By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 20 Feb 2019
By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 11 Feb 2019

New digital platform for UK rail passengers with reduced mobility a success

In November 2018, a new service for rail passengers with accessibility needs was successfully tested in the UK. The TOC (Train Operating Companies) Ability platform was developed in a research and development project of the same name that involved representatives from industry and academia.

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