We are pleased to announce the public event “Towards user-centric transport in Europe. Challenges, solutions and collaborations”, jointly organized by Mobility4EU and MIND-SETS project.

The event will be held on the 22nd and 23rd of May at the Conference Centre Bouche à Oreille in Brussels.

The public event will bring together experts for innovations in transport and mobility across all modes to discuss the new challenges and new demands on transport in Europe.

Keynote speakers will provide the impetus for a discussion with a selection of ongoing European projects that are looking into future transport and mobility needs and solutions in Europe. Together with the conference participants, they will create a new prism through which to understand European transport.

Registration is now closed.

Have a look at the logistic info, read the description of the parallel sessions and download the agenda, or browse the interactive agenda below.
Check out the list of attendees for day 1 here.


DAY 1 – 22 MAY 2017 (10H-19H30)

10:00–10:30 Welcome coffee
10:30–11:30 Challenges for future mobility.
Chairperson: Linda Napoletano, Deep Blue (Italy)
* Welcome from Mobility4EU & Mind Sets
Beate Müller, VDI/VDE-IT (Germany), Laurie Pickup, VECTOS (UK)
* Opening Remarks: EU Transport R&I Policy – Considering People’s Needs
Ioana Adamescu, DG Research & Innovation
* Rethinking mobility for a human city
Cathy Macharis, VUB (Belgium)
* The need for a new human centred vision of mobility
Laurie Pickup, Vectos (UK)
11:30–13:00 What do you really know about mobility?
Understanding the motives behind transportation choices.
Changing professional MIND-SETS: a collaborative work effort with European experts and professionals
Chairperson: Silvia Gaggi, ISINNOVA (Italy),
Berfu Unal, University of Groningen, Laurie Pickup, VECTOS, Pnina Plaut, Technion, Laurent Franckx
The origins of the MIND-SETS approach: a blend of economics, psychology, sociology and social networking
Oriol Biosca, MCRIT
MIND-SETS: a new approach to understanding mobility
Alexandra Kershaw, VECTOS
The influence of generational footprints
Herman Konings, Pocket Marketing
13:00–14:00 Lunch break and networking
14:00–15:30 How to create and tailor user centric mobility policies and products
Interactive session with the audience: participants will have a chance to explore the MIND-SETS Knowledge Centre, will get a preview of the MIND-SETS insights, and will be able to try out an interactive tool that predicts user perceptions of various mobility products, policies and services.
Laurie Pickup, VECTOS, Lucia Cristea, Radu Gasper, EIP
Herman Konings, Pocket Marketing
15:30–16:00 Coffee break and networking
16:00–17:30 A forum and action plan for the future of mobility in Europe
Chairperson: Beate Müller, VDI/VDE-IT (Germany)
* Building an action plan for mobility in Europe in 2030
Beate Müller, VDI/VDE-IT (Germany)
* Societal trends influencing mobility and logistics – a comprehensive analysis
Alain L’Hostis, ifsttar (France)
* Towards a vision for transport in 2030: Participatory evaluation of scenarios
Imre Keserü, VUB (Belgium)
* Concept of a “European Transport and Mobility Forum”
Gereon Meyer, VDI/VDE-IT (Germany)
* Stakeholder expectations on the “European Transport and Mobility Forum”
Panel discussion with Erzsebet Foldesi, MBE (Hungary), Ineke van der Werf, Rover (Netherlands), Xavier Sanyer, ATM Barcelona (Spain), Mary Panou, CERTH (Greece), Carolina Cipres, ZLC (Spain), Riccardo Groppo, Ideas&Motion (Italy), moderated by Gereon Meyer, VDI/VDE-IT (Germany)
From 17:30 Networking cocktail

DAY 2 – 23 MAY 2017 (8H30-14H30)

08:30–09:00 Welcome coffee
Chairperson: Kay Plötner, Bauhaus Luftfahrt (Germany)
* Universal design as a way of thinking about mobility
Jørgen Aarhug, Transport Economics Institute Oslo (Norway)
* Transport serving passenger requirements
Evelien Marlier, European Passenger Federation (Belgium)
* New developments in Shared Mobility: insights from Taxistop, a shared mobility operator
Angelo Meuleman, Taxistop (Belgium)
* Transportation as a digital data business
Marko Javornik, Comtrade (Slovenia)
* Freight mobility in Europe: Towards more efficient and sustainable chains
Susana Val, ZLC (Spain)
* Data-driven safety monitoring in future aviation systems
Carlo Valbonesi, Deep Blue (Italy)
* A collaborative approach to develop multimodal research and innovation strategies
Mark Robinson, ECTRI (Belgium)
10:30–11:00 Coffee break and networking
11:00–12:30 Collaborations and Joint activities
SESSION A – Towards a seamless passenger journey
* Enhancing multi-modal collaboration between service providers
Facilitator: Annika Paul, Bauhaus Luftfahrt, DATASET2050
* Reducing passengers’ overall travel time and enhancing passenger experience
Facilitator: Genovefa Kefalidou, The University of Nottingham, PASSME
SESSION B – User co-created innovation
* Insights in passenger needs and (innovative) ideas through co-creation
Facilitator: Evelien Marlier, European Passenger Federation, CIPTEC
* Making decisions about travel in the future
Facilitator: Tom Cohen, Senior Research Associate at UCL Centre for Transport Studies, CREATE
New consumer behaviour – new business opportunities. SocialCar in the sharing economy
Facilitator: Massimo Marciani, FIT Consulting, Social Car
SESSION C – Future transport education
* Challenges for employment in transport
Facilitator: Wouter Van den Berghe, Belgian Road Safety Institute, SKILLFUL
12:30-13:30 Conclusions and way forward
Inputs from the interactive sessions, conclusions from Mobility4EU and Mindsets and a wrap up by EC will close the conference.
13:30-14:30 Goodbye Lunch

These projects have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
M4EU - LogoLOGO MINDSETSunder grant agreement No 690732 Mobility4EU and No 640401 MIND-SETS.