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  1. Sustainable Urban Mobility Awards – Winners announced

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    Source: Eltis, Hannah Figg

    Four European sustainable mobility champion locations were recently unveiled in Brussels by Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Transport and Mobility.

    The four awards and victors were; European Mobility Week Award 2021 for larger municipalities, Kassel (Germany); European Mobility Week Award 2021 for smaller municipalities, Valongo (Portugal); the 10th annual Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP), Tampere (Finland); and the EU Road Safety Award, Rethymno (Greece).

    European Mobility Week is an annual event, running from 16-22 September. Cities and towns across Europe can take this opportunity to trial new ideas, promote infrastructure and technologies, and track their own air quality. Residents become involved with and begin discussions surrounding sustainable mobility, heralding a social change towards a greener world. The event saw record-breaking levels of participation in 2021 with over 3,100 towns joining the scheme.

    Adina Vălean, European Commissioner for Transport, commended the award winners’ and finalists’ achievements, sharing:

    “I would like to extend my congratulations to the winners of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards as well as to all finalists. These cities have taken concrete actions to tackle transport emissions, noise, and congestion through innovative actions. With the new EU Urban Mobility Framework, we will support better planning of sustainable urban mobility, putting public transport, walking, and cycling at the core of local authorities’ efforts to improve people’s everyday lives.”

    For the full list of finalists, and an in-depth overview of their efforts toward sustainability mobility, view the Eltis coverage of the awards here.

  2. European Mobility Week Awards deadline approaches

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    European Mobility Week, the European Commission’s flagship awareness-raising campaign
    on sustainable urban mobility, takes place annually from 16-22 September and culminates in a Car Free Day. Local authorities are encouraged to organise various activities and events towards behavioural change in favour of active mobility, public transport, and other clean, intelligent transport solutions.

    The European Mobility Week Awards are prizes given in support of this cause, with two categories of award, for municipalities with a population over 100,000, and those under 100,000.

    The deadline for applications is fast approaching, at 31 October 2021 at 24:00 (CET)

    Applicants must apply via the portal, and meet the below criteria.

    Eligibility criteria:

    Towns and cities are only eligible for consideration if they:

    • have registered their campaign online at www.mobilityweek.eu in due time
    • signed and submitted a copy of the Charter acknowledging their participation
    • are situated in the European Union, EU Candidate Countries, Potential EU Candidate
    • Countries that are part of Stabilisation and Association Process (SAP), European Economic Area (EEA), European Free Trade Area countries (EFTA) or the Eastern Partnership (EaP)
    • Last year’s winners are not allowed to apply for the present edition of the awards
    • The European Secretariat takes care of the eligibility check and will contact applicants if needed.

    Judges will take into consideration the following points in their assessment:

    • The quality of activities relevant to the annual theme. In 2021, the campaign focused on ‘Safe
    • and Healthy with Sustainable Mobility’.
    • The comprehensiveness of the action plan regarding events, activities and involvement of
    • people.
    • The strategic approach in communicating towards people and the media.
    • The (expected) environmental and social impact of permanent measure(s), supported by
    • evidence (for example, number of users of new cycle lane, estimate of carbon emissions
    • saved, number of private car journeys avoided).
    • The quality and scope of the partnerships with local stakeholders.

    Winners will be chosen by a jury, with the winners revealed to the public and to the participants at a ceremony in Brussels, in Spring 2022.

    Contact: info@mobilityweek.eu

    Further information can be found here: https://mobilityweek.eu/fileadmin/user_upload/awards/EMW_Award/2021/2021_10_01_EMW_Awards_Call_for_Applications.pdf

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