8th workshop, 21 March 2018, Brussels
Currently, the project is in the course of reaching one of its main goals, the drafting of an action plan for the future transport and mobility of passengers and freight in 2030 that is user-centric, inclusive and cross-modal. The aim of the workshop is to interactively fill the gaps in the current draft of the action plan. Therefore, selected experts that bring in the knowledge complimentary to the project consortium have been invited.
Within the workshop, the process towards that Action Plan, its structure and its current status will be summarized with a focus on the open points. In interactive sessions these open issues will be discussed and filled interactively in groups that represent the focus points of Mobility4EU: user perspective, stakeholder collaboration across modes, multimodal offers and services. Furthermore, freight-related aspects will be discussed.
After the workshop, a complete version of the action plan will be created and put into a broad stakeholder consultation.
The third Mobility4EU workshop was held in Brussels on 21st of October. The workshop was dedicated to the creation of future scenarios for the future of mobility in Europe 2030. Four preliminary scenarios were identified. They were structured around two main dimensions: Policy and legislative framework & Lifestyle and user behaviour. The workshop developed along:
- Opening remarks by Ioana Adamescu, EC DG R&I;
- Introductory presentation of the MAMCA methodology and overview of the first project results: future societal trends shaping mobility and the portfolio of innovative solutions.
- Two Interactive sessions to validate, assess the impacts of the trends on the future mobility system in the context of a particular scenario and match the technological and organisational solutions with the scenarios.
- Summary of group work and first conclusions
- Legal assessment of scenarios by Osborne Clarke
The first interactive session aimed at the validation of trends connecting to a certain scenario. Participants worked in small groups at the scenario stations to further elaborate on the impacts of the trends on the future mobility system in the context of the particular scenario. Main questions were:
- Is this scenario credible and probable? Are there elements that are not probable until 2030 (it is only 15 years from now!)? Are their further trends missing?
- Which trends of this scenario have the greatest impact on mobility demand?
The second interactive session aimed at the matching of technological and organisational solutions to the scenarios and their trends. Participants, still grouped to the scenarios, could select the most effective solutions from their point of view and pin them to the matching trend category (policy, environment, society, technology or economy). Main questions were:
- What are the most important technological, organisational or policy-related solutions that can respond to the trends in this scenario?
- What are the barriers of the deployment of a particular solution concerning the trends in the scenarios?
The task will now be to validate the work done on scenario trends and solutions so far and to extent and revise it where necessary. Then, in a very structured methodological approach, the multi-actor-multi-criteria analysis (MAMCA), these scenarios will be ranked. The outcome of this process will directly feed into the final comprehensive vision and the action plan that details how to implement this vision.
107 people from all over Europe attended the event. Participants comprised representatives from the industry, regulatory bodies, research organisations and ETPs (ACARE, ALICE, ERRAC, ERTRAC, Waterborne), involved in more than 50 EU funded projects and with insterests in different types of transport modes.