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MOVE TOGETHER Final Conference

Brussels 7 December 2009



Gustaf Landahl


Carlo Sessa

Arnoldas Milukas


MOVE TOGETHER Local Conference

Rome 27 November 2008


Dichiarazione dei Cittadini Romani

Dichiarazione dei Cittadini dei 27 paesi UE

Second Local Citizens Panel workshop

Rome 24-25 October 2008

Mobilita Sostenibile


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First Local Citizens Panel workshop

Rome 26-27 September 2008


Mauro degli Effetti

Maurizio Tomassini

Maurizio Tomassini (ITS presentation)

Maria Teresa Belluscio

Francesco Bellini

Andrea Ricci

MOVE TOGETHER Launching Conference

Brussels 16-06-2008

Foto Move Together

European Economic and Social Committee press release

Carlo Sessa

Andràs Siegler

Second Citizens Focus Group meeting

Paris 09-05-2008

Programme Paris Meeting

Minutes focus group Paris

First Citizens Focus Group meeting

07-08 March 2008 Brussels

Minutes Move together focus group Brussels

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MOVE TOGETHER - Raising Citizens Awareness and Appreciation of Urban Transport Research in Europe - An EU project for sustainable mobility

The MOVE TOGETHER project focused on raising citizens awareness and appreciation of EU research on sustainable transport in the urban environment. The aim was to make people aware of what EU transport research is doing and how the research results can help – if implemented in our cities – to make urban transport more sustainable, i.e. safer, more secure, more efficient and better for the environment, and to improve the quality of life.

A key expectation is that better people awareness of the results of EU research on urban sustainable mobility may lead to more responsible choices - letting people to move away from the use of their cars or mopeds as the preferred option in any circumstance, even when time and space resources are severely limited as in today urban environments. At the same time it is important to create early a climate of open dialogue and trust between the experts and decision-makers on one side - who take care of studing and applying the solutions for better and more sustainable mobility in the city - and the citizens on the other side, who are eventually affected by the decision to implement those solutions. This might facilitate a greater use of collective transport alternatives – including any form of mass public transport, flexible on demand services, car pooling, car sharing etc. – and/or an increased acceptance of restrictions to the free individual use of private owned vehicle when necessary.

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The project will adopt a participatory approach by involving a transnational focus group of 27 European citizens, one from each EU Member State, plus a panel of 25 local citizens in the Rome event. These two groups will provide their advice and appreciation of the EU research on sustainable urban transport respectively:

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The MOVE TOGETHER focus on urban transport research

Research is an important component of the EU policy on transport. The Framework Programmes represent the main vehicles for European research. Currently in its seventh programming phase, the engagement of the European Communities in Research dates back to the late 1980s, taking really off in the middle 1990s. The Sixth Framework Programme which delineates also the focus of the MOVE-TOGETHER project run for the period 2002-2006 (with some projects still ongoing till up to 2010).

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The MOVE TOGETHER key message is "we do not move alone, we always move around the city together with many other people". The obvious consequence is that when we approach or enter the city driving our car our movement is increasingly regulated by traffic lights, one-way directions, access and parking limitations, and more recently by charging the access and off-street parking in the most congested areas of the city at certain hours of the day. Another consequence is that we may find more practical to use public transport services, moving ourselves together with other people on buses, metro, commuter trains, etc.
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In a recent Green Paper entitled Towards a New Culture for Urban Mobility, the European Commission (2007) reports on the results of a series of consultations with local authorities, citizens and other relevant stakeholders with respect to the future of urban transport and the role of EU policy. The paper notes the key problems of urban transport in Europe today, namely chronic congestion, environmental pollution, road traffic accidents and points to the necessity to invest more in collective transport and the organization of ‘co-modality’ between different modes of collective transport.


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