EU initiatives and policies
‘A world you like. With a climate you like.’ is the European Commission’s new communication campaign on climate action. It presents best practice case studies on climate solutions in a range of sectors, from travel and transport to re-use and recycling. The website is a space for citizens to share their views and actions on mitigating climate change, and learn about on-going actions near by.
The future depends on how we use resources now. Generation Awake is about opening citizen's eyes to their consumer choices and the consequences they have on the earth’s natural resources. Through this initiative, consumers gain greater awareness that their choices not only change their world, but also the planet.
Languages: EU official languages
Europe is an urban society, with many environmental challenges to face. The European Commission has long recognised the important role that local authorities play in improving the environment, and their high level of commitment to genuine progress. The European Green Capital Award has been conceived as an initiative to promote and reward these efforts.
ManagEnergy is an initiative of the European Commission Directorate-General for Energy, which aims to support the work of actors working on energy efficiency and renewable energies at the local and regional level. The main tools are training, workshops and online events. Additionally information is provided on case studies, good practice, European legislation and programmes.
Languages: EU official languages
The TRKC portal gives an overview of research activities at European and national level. It comprises among all the information on transport research programmes across the European Research Area, a compendium of European and national research funding mechanisms, a project database of ongoing and completed European and national transport research projects. Main results and policy implications of the projects are outlined and categorised into key thematic areas.
ELTIS is a portal for local transport news and events, transport measures, policies and practices implemented in cities and regions across Europe. It aims to support a practical transfer of knowledge and exchange of experience in the field of urban and regional transport in Europe. The website also contains a good practice database with more than 1,600 case studies.
Languages: English, German, French, Italian
The website provides an insight into guidelines, examples and benefits of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans and how they can define a set of interrelated measures designed to satisfy the mobility needs of people and businesses today and tomorrow.
PRESTO is a project of the EU’s Intelligent Energy – Europe Programme granted by the Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI). The project is about competence building in cycling policies. The project aims to offer a set of tools for technicians to create cycle friendly urban environments, to implement sound cycling plans and to start up targeted promotion campaigns.
Languages: English, German, French, Croatian
Cybercars2 is a follow-on project that builds on the work of two earlier EU-funded projects. The main challenge of the project is to make the vehicles automatically cooperate with each other. One of the main aspects was to route data between vehicles. More information about EU-funded research projects on the CORDIS website.
EPOMM is the European Platform on Mobility Management, a network of governments in European countries that are engaged in Mobility Management (MM). They are represented by the Ministries that are responsible for MM in their countries. EPOMM is organised as an international non profit organisation with seat in Brussels.