City in motion: how citizens can help design and improve urban mobility

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City in motion: how citizens can help design and improve urban mobility


How would you like to move in your city? Join our citizens’ session and tell us how you would improve urban mobility in Brussels!

  • When: Friday 10 March from 16.30 to 18.30
  • Where: Townhall Europe, Square de Meeûs 5-6, Brussels 1000
  • Who: Citizens from all walks of life & European Young Leaders (EYL40)
  • What: Try new ways of engaging in public debates and shaping decisions that affect all of us
  • Why: Meet inspiring leaders from all over Europe, experience first-hand how a new kind of democracy is possible, and contribute to shaping mobility decisions that affect people in Brussels

Is Brussels’ mobility up to the standards for a city of its caliber? With this session, we encourage citizens from Brussels and beyond, to come together and collectively experiment participatory and deliberative processes to deliver recommendations on improved urban mobility.

More and more cities are banning diesel cars from their centre, while industries and policymakers are moving away from the conventional engine. Transport has a profound effect on daily life, from commuting and bringing kids to school, to accessing medical facilities and creating social bonds. Citizens shouldn’t have to bear the brunt of transport transformations without having a say.

To give you a better glimpse, we expect you and European Young Leaders to exchange on questions like:

  • What are my mobility needs and are they met in my city?
  • How can we ensure that urban mobility is inclusive and accessible for all citizens?
  • How can we use technology to improve urban mobility?

This event, held in collaboration with Debating Europe and the Federation for Innovation in Democracy Europe (FIDE), is part of the European Young Leaders (EYL40) spring seminar, Is Europe Alice in Wonderland? and will bring together about 50 young leaders.

Young leaders in attendance will include Ifrah Ahmed, Founder of the Ifrah Foundation; Olga Richterová, Czech Deputy Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies; Raphaël Liégeois, Career Astronaut at the European Space Agency (ESA); Misbah Khan, Member of the German Bundestag; Fabio Mancini, Supermodel; Wietse van der Werf, Founder and CEO of Sea Ranger Service; Anne Kjær Bathel, Founder and CEO of ReDI School of Digital Integration; Giulia Pastorella, Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies; Ermal Peçi, Television host at Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH); Tijana Tamburic, Co-Founder of Female Narratives; and Markus Freiburg, Founder and CEO of the Financing Agency for Social Entrepreneurship (FASE). For a complete list of participants, please see here.

We want to create a frank, honest and open opportunity for you to have your say, to be heard and share opinions with some of Europe’s leading young talents. Additionally, please do not hesitate to share this invitation with other fellow citizens that could be interested, the session is open to all!

Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram or Facebook, and join the #EYL40Brussels discussion.

Any questions about the event? Contact us here.

Would you like to know more about Debating Europe’s citizen engagement? Send us an email.

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City in motion: how citizens can help design and improve urban mobility
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