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EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK 2020: promoting zero-emission mobility for all

Watch out for car-free streets, walking tours and interactive workshops as EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK comes to towns and cities across Europe from 16-22 September. From this Wednesday, the clean and sustainable transport campaign will see thousands of towns and cities from over 40 countries hosting their own events, shining a spotlight on the importance of zero-emission mobility for all.

Krusevac, Karditsa, Brussels and Pontevedra win European sustainable mobility awards

The European Commission has announced the winners of four sustainable mobility awards.

Kruševac (Serbia) was revealed as the winner of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award 2019, with Karditsa (Greece) taking home the award for smaller municipalities. The 8th SUMP Award was won by Brussels Capital Region (Belgium), and the 1st EU Urban Road Safety Award went to Pontevedra (Spain).

European Sustainable Shipping Forum

The European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF) provides a platform for structural dialogue, exchange of technical knowledge, cooperation and coordination between the Commission, Member States’ authorities and maritime transport stakeholders on issues pertaining to the sustainability and the competitiveness of EU maritime transport.

The ESSF operates since 2013 and has become a effective tool to engage and exchange views on a wide range of environmental issues in maritime transport, such as air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.  The ESSF has been used to prepare the ground for numerous coordinated submissions to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) or the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It also has been at the origin of the concept of the Green Shipping Guarantee Programme. More recently, on an initiative of the ESSF,  the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), has developed and published LNG bunkering guidance for port authorities and administrations, which will support the use of LNG throughout Europe.

On 27 July 2018, a renewal of the ESSF’s mandate was adopted aiming to (a) further promote the environmentally sustainable initiatives such as alternative fuels (b) decarbonisation (c) increase the efficiency of maritime transport in Europe as part of the overall supply chain (d) maintain the competitiveness of EU shipping.

The relevant call for applications for the selection of ESSF members is launched.  Interested individuals and organisations are invited to submit their application.

European Commission announces sustainable mobility award nominees

News originally posted on 27/02/2020

Update: The four winners will be announced during the month of May.

The finalists of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards, the Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP Award) and the first EU Urban Road Safety Award were revealed today.

Principal Adviser on Digitalisation/Smart Mobility

The European Commission (DG Mobility & Transport) is recruiting a Principal Adviser on Digitalisation and Smart Mobility (AD14/AD15). Interested candidates are requested to refer to the vacancy notice for further information.

The deadline for applications is 4 November 2019 noon Brussels time.

EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2019: promoting walking and cycling for better towns and cities

Today sees the start of the 18th edition of EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK, the European Commission’s flagship campaign promoting clean and sustainable urban transport.


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