U-MOB LIFE - European Network for Sustainable Mobility at University

LIFE15 GIC/ES/000056

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Contact details:

Contact person: Ángel Gimenez
Tel: 34653817496
Email: angel.gimenez@novotec.es

Project description:


Sustainable urban mobility can be defined as the implementation of a system in which private vehicles, public transport, roads and parking spaces form an integrated whole. The EU strategy on the urban environment proposes to "change radically the balance among different transport systems, favouring public over private and reducing the impact of car traffic in our cities." This requires effective tools to encourage greater use of public transport, vehicle-sharing, intermodal transport, cycling and walking.

University campuses are a significant pole of attraction within cities, acting as the start-, end- and transit point for a huge number of journeys. The implementation of sustainable urban mobility practices in the many thousands of campuses across the EU can play a significant role in mitigating climate change.


The overall objective of the U-MOB project is to facilitate the exchange and transfer of best practices in sustainable mobility on university campuses across the EU.

Specific project objectives are as follows:

  • To inform, communicate and increase awareness of the potential positive impact of sustainable mobility management on university campuses in terms of CO2 emissions reduction;
  • To help university campuses create sustainable mobility action plans and to achieve CO2 reduction targets defined in those plans;
  • To consolidate, communicate and disseminate among EU universities good practices in sustainable mobility on campus;
  • To encourage universities to appoint sustainable mobility managers;
  • To develop and launch a training course and support materials on University Sustainable Mobility Management;
  • To mainstream sustainable mobility policies among local authorities and local transport companies; and
  • To create and consolidate a “European University Network for Sustainable Mobility” capable of multiplying, replicating and transferring best practices long after the conclusion of this LIFE project.
  • Expected results: The project expects to achieve the following results:

  • 10 000 campus CO2 emissions surveys completed;
  • 10 universities to sign action plans identifying mobility best practices and setting CO2 emissions reduction targets;
  • A 5% reduction in CO2 emissions on 30 participating campuses by the end of the project;
  • Creation of a training course for university sustainable mobility managers, completed by at least 15 people;
  • 50 best practices in sustainable mobility on campus to be identified and compiled into a report, factsheets and graphics;
  • Mainstreaming of sustainable mobility concepts and actions through an information campaigning targeting the university community, local authorities and transport providers. There will be at least 60 000 visits to the project website;
  • Creation of a Network of European Universities for Sustainable Mobility, initially involving at least 10 universities from five countries and expanding to cover 30 campuses in 10 EU Member States by the end of the project;
  • The project estimates that each campus in the network will require a sustainable mobility manager working half-time, meaning the creation of 5 full-time equivalent jobs; and
  • The project estimates 600 000 people to be affected by the end of the project



Environmental issues addressed:


Climate change Mitigation - GHG reduction in non EU ETS sectors
Information - Governance - Environmental training - Capacity building


public awareness campaign‚  mobility

Target EU Legislation

  • Climate Change & Energy efficicency
  • COM(2011)112 - "A Roadmap for moving to a competitive low carbon economy in 2050" (08.03.2011)

Natura 2000 sites

Not applicable



Type of organisation International enterprise
Description Founded in 1985, Novotec is an international consulting company, with its headquarters in Spain. It specialises in providing quality assurance, environmental and risk prevention services to public bodies and private companies in all industrial sectors.
Partners Regionale Economie Haven en Vervoer B.V., The Netherlands Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy Politechnika Krakowska, Poland Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain Fundación Equipo Humano, Spain


Project reference LIFE15 GIC/ES/000056
Duration 01-JUL-2016 to 30-JUN -2021
Total budget 1,329,427.00 €
EU contribution 797,656.00 €
Project location Cataluña(España) Comunidad Valenciana(España) Lombardia(Italia) Zuid-Holland(Nederland) Malopolskie(Poland Polska)


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