The Urban Transports Community – an Interreg MED programme initiative in which UNIMED is partner – offers a peer-learning and mentorship opportunity to Mediterranean Cities and territories engaged in the development of sustainable urban mobility solutions in their territories. Active since November 2016, the Urban Transports Community gathers almost 200 partner organisations developing sustainable mobility solutions in Mediterranean Cities through the action of seven transnational projects funded in the framework of the Interreg MED Programme.
With a public call for “Sustainable Urban Transport Implementing Cities” the Community offers a unique opportunity to access the tools, resources and competences made available by our Community to replicate identified good practices by pioneer cities. Assisted by dedicated mentors, the successful candidates will engage in an exclusive dialogue with a select group of cities who pioneered sustainable urban mobility solutions in different fields, such as: data for smart traffic management; soft mobility; shared mobility; mobility in tourist destinations; and new planning approaches. (A selection of replicable tools and solutions is available here).
Successful candidates willing to replicate some of the Community’s best practices, will also benefit from study visits in the Community’s most significant implementation areas, where they will get hands-on experience on problems and solutions found by peer cities and regions.
The mentors, provided by the Urban Transports Community, will facilitate the consolidation of working relationships and peer-to-peer exchanges with our Community partners aimed at creating the conditions for future project partnerships and funding opportunities. Besides, the mentors will write a final report to assess the peer-learning and mentorship process and to set the ground for further development and implementation of sustainable urban transport solutions.
To apply for this opportunity you have to submit your application here by 15th December 2020 at 12h (CET).
All the information about Who can apply, How to apply, Selection criteria and awarding and more are available at this page of the Urban Transports Community website.
About the Urban Transports Community
The Urban Transports Community is an Interreg MED Programme initiative launched in November 2016 and renewed in October 2019 till June 2022. The Community is promoting sustainable urban mobility planning in the Euro-Mediterranean region as an effective tool to reduce carbon emissions and improve the quality of life of the population and the environment.
Since November 2016, the Community featured by a horizontal project has gathered seven territorial cooperation projects co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and almost 120 organisations (public authorities, private companies, universities, NGOs and international organisations) from 12 Euro-Mediterranean countries. In this second phase the Community has the opportunity to bring the capitalisation process to the next level by providing local authorities with a tailor-made support to implement the replicable solutions developed and tested by our Community.
The Urban Transports Community is featured by a project lead by MedCities (Barcelona, Spain), in partnership with UNIMED Mediterranean Universities Union (Rome, Italy), Area Science Park (Trieste, Italy), CODATU (Lyon, France), CIVINET CY-EL (Cyprus-Greece), POLIS, Cities and Regions for transport innovation (Brussels, Belgium), and Durres Municipality (Durres, Albania).
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