Open call: Animation of a working group on urban transformation and sustainable mobility in Mediterranean cities

Opportunity type : Calls for Proposals
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In October 2022, MedCities organised a working meeting with some members to discuss
projects and priorities related to sustainable mobility. This was in the framework of the
Mediterranean Mobility Forum held in Athens, the final activity of the Interreg MED Urban
Transports Community project, co-financed by the AMB. The interest is to foster the creation of
a thematic working group within the network, focused on sustainable mobility issues.

The working group aims to the urban transformations led by the city councils by encouraging
learning and the exchange of visions and solutions that will help rethink urban areas and
promote sustainable mobility, introducing safe active mobility, inter-connecting the territories,
reducing public transport carbon footprint and better tracking daily user’s experience.

The specific objectives of the working group are to: a. Exchange knowledge to support local
projects tackling shared problems regarding interesting, tools, processes, which could be
replicated across the Mediterranean; b. Provide key and tailored information on funding and
partnerships’ opportunities on the topics of interest; c. Promote political dialogue at regional
level and the role of towns and unions of municipalities in the field of sustainable.

The main thematic focus of the group is the transition towards more sustainable mobility, the
challenges and role of city councils and associations of municipalities. The shift towards
sustainable mobility requires local governments to have a transformative vision. Mediterranean
cities are currently testing and implementing projects to step out of a car-centred model,
promote active mobility, public low-carbon transport, and create friendlier urban spaces, often
facing opposition from various actors. City councils hold a key role in advancing for a change in
perspective on mobility in favour of cleaner, more active and shared modes, which will benefit
not only daily commuters, but also the well-being and social cohesion of all citizens

Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia