Towards a European Transport and Mobility Forum
One of the central aims of the project Mobility4EU is the initiation of a EUROPEAN TRANSPORT AND MOBILITY FORUM that focuses on user-centred aspects and cross-modality thereby striving to give a voice to users and to truly connect the stakeholders of the different modes. Such efficient collaboration between modes is essential when building an integrated transport system offering cross-modal solutions. At the same time, including the user in the development process from the start is required to foster uptake of implemented solutions. The EUROPEAN TRANSPORT AND MOBILITY FORUM intends to become a place for discussion and debate, providing a voice for users and fostering cross-fertilization of technologies and knowledge-transfer between modes and with stakeholders beyond transport.
This requires bringing together all relevant stakeholders of transport of passengers and freight and of sectors beyond the traditional transport industry as, e.g. smart systems, energy, data and services. They will explore together how to efficiently include the perspective of the user needs of the European citizens, how to create added value by transferring knowledge and how to apply new solutions and usage models. The EUROPEAN TRANSPORT AND MOBILITY FORUM aims to provide a participative framework for this collaboration.
The EUROPEAN TRANSPORT AND MOBILITY FORUM will be an alliance that helps identifying, designing and implementing novel ideas and innovation in synergetic ways and in participatory processes. The Forum will aim at:
- establishing cross-modal links between different transport modes for passengers and freight
- integrating user perspectives into the network and into all transport aspects
- involving stakeholders beyond transport
- initiation of R&D projects
Mobility4EU employs a user-centred perspective and a participatory framework involving all relevant actors from inside and outside the transport sector covering all transport modes including stakeholders representing users including specific groups and communities that are vulnerable to be excluded, technology suppliers, policy makers on national and regional level, transport service providers and research organisations. Thus, the project can provide the core of the stakeholder community to initiate the forum.
Currently, the Mobility4EU consortium is working on detailing feasible paths towards the implementation of the EUROPEAN TRANSPORT AND MOBILITY FORUM. The consortium is continuously seeking new collaborations to beneficially extend the core of the EUROPEAN TRANSPORT AND MOBILITY FORUM and to support its realisation.