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Year 3th, number 17 - December 2013 - January 2014
Special Edition Moving in Europe

Civic Recommendations for a new EU mobility
The consultation process on the needs of European citizens' mobility and their point of view, carried out by Active Citizenship Network with the support of the EU Commission, clearly show what EU citizens demand from institutions and from the stakeholders. Read more
By Mariano Votta, Director of Active Citizenship Network

More information:
Download the pamphlet with all the recommendation


Meeting the challenges of European citizens' mobility from a civic point of view
The conference on mobility and passenger rights realized last December 18th in Brussels was the occasion for a constructive dialogue among citizens, institutions, public and private companies, from data and recommendations emerged from the civic process of participation and consultation made all over the 2013 in 8 Countries. Visit the web page dedicated to download the documents.

Mobility and transport, the view of the citizens in 8 Countries
Read data and recommendation in the National report from Bulgaria, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Spain (all in national language). Read More

Good practices concerning mobility and transport from a civic point of view
In terms of mobility, the collection of good practices is hardly a novelty, given the growing sensitivity towards this issue by institutions, operators and local administrators.
The importance of this collection lies in the particular perspective of citizens rather than of the institutions, management or technical aspects. Download the document where you can find 45 Good Practices from 8 countries.

What kind of traveler are you? Find out with a quiz
What do we really know about sustainable mobility? Let's complete the online quiz to find out if we are able to better protect our rights as passengers, if our daily choices in mobility are actually “sustainable”, how important transport is in Europe and, consequently, what steps the EU is taking in this direction. The quiz, anonymous, is in 9 languages.

For a better protected and more sustainable mobility
Download the free guide for passenger to better know which are the main challenges that the mobility of people sets for the future of Europe: transport accessibility, environmental sustainability and rights of citizens/passengers. The guide for passenger is in 9 language.

Commission helps make city journeys easier and greener
The European Commission is stepping up its support to towns and cities in a new "urban mobility package" adopted last December 17th. The Commission will reinforce the exchange of best practice, provide targeted financial support and invest in research and development. In addition, it is encouraging the development of "sustainable urban mobility plans" to stimulate a shift towards cleaner and more sustainable transport in urban areas. Read more

Italy: New Year, new tolls for those who travel on the highway
A study realized by the Observatory on prices and rates of Cittadinanzattiva show an increasing cost for citizens and users of highway. Read more (italian version)

Study shows driving decline in America's cities
A first-of-its-kind report by U.S.PIRG Education Fund details reduced driving miles and rates of car commuting in America’s most populous urbanized areas, as well as greater use of public transit and biking in most cities. Read more


This newsletter is one of the activities promoted by the European project “Mobility, a paradigm of European citizenship”, which involved citizens from 8 countries (Bulgaria, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Spain) on the challenges that the mobility of people sets for the future of Europe: transport accessibility, environmental sustainability and rights of citizens/passengers.
The issue of mobility is a daily interest for many European citizens and is a paradigm of European citizenship since it relates to many of its aspects (the common identity thanks to transnational mobility, the rights of European citizens/passengers, etc). For further information

With the support of the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


Director and Editor in chief: Mariano Votta
Vice-director: Alessandro Cossu
Editors: Daniela Quaggia, Cinzia Pollio
Coordination and Production: Giacomo D'Orazio 
We thank "Expert network EU4U" for collaboration

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