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


More and more cities are banning diesel cars from their centres, 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.

How would you like to move in your city? Is Brussels’ mobility up to the standards for a city of its calibre? How would you improve urban mobility in Brussels? As part of the ‘Is Europe Alice in Wonderland?‘ seminar, this citizens’ session encouraged citizens from Brussels and beyond to come together with the European Young Leaders (EYL40) to collectively experiment participatory and deliberative processes and brainstorm recommendations on improved urban mobility.

Citizens and the European Young Leaders (EYL40) exchanged 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.

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Registration and coffee with the European Young Leaders
City in motion: how citizens can help design and improve urban mobility
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