We are happy to announce the opening of the Call for Presentations for the 21st European Conference on Mobility Management - ECOMM 2017, which will take place in Maastricht, The Netherlands from 31 May to 2 June 2017.

The main theme of ECOMM 2017 is ‘Teaming Up for Liveable Cities’. The ECOMM conference wants to explore how a continious improvement in the quality of life and health in cities can be realised by working together (public-private and cross-border), combating climate change, creating integral solutions and customising mobility services.

The deadline for papers is 16 December 2016.

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This year has seen the European Mobility Week campaign shatter its previous participation record, with an astounding 2,426 cities from 51 countries celebrating the week. The previous record was set in 2011 when 2,264 cities from 43 countries participated. In the UK, Scotland had the most impressive effort, representing 12 of the 18 UK registered local authorities. This was thanks to the efforts of Transport Scotland, which provided local event funding through the Business Improvement Districts national association.

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The 15th annual European Mobility Week has been launched, with activities taking place across Europe from 16 to 22 September. The theme this year is 'Smart and sustainable mobility – an investment for Europe’. The main aim is to promote awareness of the economic benefits of investing in safe, clean transport for people and companies. Brexit has not discouraged the UK from signing up, with 17 towns and cities participating, up from 10 in recent years.

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The European Commission has launched a call for applications for this year’s award for sustainable urban mobility planning. Local and regional authorities that have been exceptionally successful in integrating freight in the development and/or implementation of their Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) will be recognised. Application deadline: 28 October 2016.

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