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With the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union - LIFE17 ENV/GR/000215 and  the co-financing of Green Fund, Greece


The Commission welcomes the political agreement reached between the European Parliament and the Council on a proposal made by the Commission in 2021 on the revision of the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Directive. The revised law will make high-quality and timely data available for services such as multimodal journey planners and navigation services. A smarter and interoperable transport system will allow the more effective management of traffic and mobility across transport modes, enabling users to better combine the most sustainable modes of transport.

Source: European Commission

June 10, 2023

Rules to boost Intelligent Transport Systems for Safer and more Efficient Transport Agreed

Paris recently introduced its first zero-carbon neighbourhood, Îlot Fertile, in the 19th arrondissement. The neighbourhood includes four buildings with residential units, hotels, shops, offices, and sports facilities, but notably no parking spaces. Built on a former industrial site of 1.3 hectares, the small area demonstrates the potential for creating functional and sustainable urban spaces.

Source: Eltis

June 8, 2023

Paris inaugurates First Zero-Carbon Neighbourhood

Bus Éireann, the Irish state-owned bus and coach operator, has announced plans to roll-out 20 new double-deck electric vehicles in 2023 in its Limerick city fleet. This will contribute to its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030. In 2022, the company delivered 470,000 emission-free kilometres, which it plans to increase to 1 million km in 2023.

Source: Eltis

June 6, 2023

Bus Éireann aims to Double Emission-Free km in 2023 after Record Year

The Commission welcomes the political agreement on the ReFuelEU Aviation proposal, reached between the European Parliament and the Council. Once in place, the new rules will help decarbonise the aviation sector by requiring fuel suppliers to blend sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) with kerosene in increasing amounts from 2025.

Source: European Commission

June 5, 2023

New Law agreed to cut Aviation Emissions by promoting Sustainable Aviation Fuels

In the context of the 7th UN Global Road Safety Week, which ran between 15 and 21 May 2023, WHO's Regional Director for Europe, Hans Kluge, called on European governments to ensure that the normalisation of mobility after the Covid19 pandemic went in the direction of sustainable mobility.

Source: Eltis

June 1, 2023

WHO urges Europe to rethink Μobility to improve Health and Wellbeing

The authorities in the Belgian capital, Brussels, have announced the first results of the implementation of their Good Move Plan. The plan is the city's mobility plan and aims to change the flow of traffic within the city, by closing some streets and creating new one-way streets within the city’s so-called ‘Pentagon’ – the main central area. The ultimate aim is to make the city a better place for residents and visitors.

Source: Eltis

March 6, 2023

Brussels’ New Traffic Plan has reduced Cars by One-Fifth in the Last Six Months

The Commission presents a Green Deal Industrial Plan to enhance the competitiveness of Europe's net-zero industry and support the fast transition to climate neutrality. The Plan aims to provide a more supportive environment for the scaling up of the EU's manufacturing capacity for the net-zero technologies and products required to meet Europe's ambitious climate targets.

Source: European Commission

February 12, 2023

The Green Deal Industrial Plan: putting Europe's Net-Zero Industry in the Lead

In December 2022, the Spanish capital Madrid became the first major European capital to operate a 100% clean fleet of municipal buses. The city's fleet consists of 1,915 compressed natural gas (CNG) buses and 180 electric buses.

Source: Eltis

January 29, 2023

Madrid becomes the First Major European Capital to have a 100% Clean Bus Fleet

During the last year, the IKEA store in Delft, The Netherlands, completed a pilot using a solar-powered cargo bike for delivering products to its customers within the city centre around the store.

Source: PEi News

January 20, 2023

Delft's IKEA launches Solar Bikes for More Sustainable Last-mile Service

Velázquez Martínez, who is director of MIT’s Sustainable Supply Chain Lab, investigates how customer-facing supply chains can be made more environmentally and socially sustainable.

Source: MIT News

January 9, 2023

Sustainable Supply Chains put the Customer First

IRU joined a group of key stakeholders invited by the European Internal Market Commissioner, Thierry Breton, to set concrete key performance indicators (KPIs) for a clean and competitive transformation of the EU’s automotive ecosystem.

Source: IRU

January 8, 2023

Route 35 Kick-off Meeting: EU Initiative to Green Automotive Industry

Road transport is the most widely used means of travel in the EU. It is also essential to the economy in terms of its contribution to GDP, as the only mode of transport to interconnect all European businesses and people. Though its benefits are undeniable, we also know that road transport is the leading cause of accidents, serious injuries from collisions, and premature deaths in Europe.

Source: Eltis

December 21, 2022

CINEA publishes Vision Zero Brochure

Kraków has announced plans to establish a 'clean transport zone' in a move to reduce air pollution. The city will be the first in Poland to implement such a measure.

Source: Eltis

December 15, 2022

Kraków will be first Polish City to ban Older Cars

ESCC 2023 will take place in Heraklion, Greece, on June 5 - 7, 2023 for Regular Presentations & Poster Demonstration and on June  8 - 9, 2023 for Round Tables ONLY for Invited Researchers, either with physical or virtual participation, under the auspices of the University of Florida, the University of Thessaly, the Rutgers University, the Cyprus University of Technology, the BRNO University of Technology, the Coimbra Business School | ISCAC, the Istanbul Technical University and the Ivey Business School. Abstract Submission: 17 March 2023.

Source: ESCC 2023

November 26, 2022

“10th International Conference on Energy, Sustainability and Climate Crisis”
ESCC 2023

The Commission presented a proposal to reduce air pollution from new motor vehicles sold in the EU to meet the European Green Deal's zero-pollution ambition, while keeping vehicles affordable for consumers and promoting Europe's competitiveness.

Source: European Commission

November 13, 2022

Commission proposes new Euro 7 Standards 

A new analysis, published in September 2022, assesses the performance of (urban) public transport in 197 European cities, by comparing accessibility and proximity of residential populations.

Source: Eltis

October 17, 2022

Assessing the Performance of Urban Public Transport using Population Grid Data

The Joint Research Committee (JRC) have recently published two reports titled “Research and Innovation in Urban Mobility and Logistics in Europe” and “Public transport research and innovation in Europe”. Both reports provide analysis based upon the Transport Research and Innovation Monitoring and Information System (TRIMIS) database.

Source: Eltis

September 27, 2022

Research and Innovation in Urban Mobility, Logistics and Public Transport

New rules for the EU road transport sector.

As part of Mobility Package I, a new set of rules for the road transport sector became applicable across the EU.

Source: European Commission

September 23, 2022

Mobility Package I

The 9th International Conference on Energy, Sustainability and Climate Crisis (ESCC2022) took place in Paphos City, Cyprus on August 29 - September 2, 2022 in HYBRID Mode. Extended Presentation of the LIFE GYR Platform was made in a round table.

Source: ESCC

September 18, 2022

“9th International Conference on Energy, Sustainability and Climate Crisis”
Paphos City, Cyprus, ESCC 2022

The German city of Cologne is about to start developing its Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP). In order to support the process, the city's Traffic Committee has decided to establish a Mobility Council.

Source: Eltis

August 22, 2022

Cologne to establish Mobility Council to support SUMP Development

Representatives selected by demonstrator partners give an interview after using LIFE GYR web and mobile application.

August 12, 2022

LIFE GreenYourRoute platfrom - The Users' Experinece

GreenYourRoute Solution video is the introductory video to the project.

August 12, 2022

Green Logistics - LIFE GreenYourRoute Solution

The Paris ring road is to be transformed into a “green belt” around the capital city, according to Paris’ mayor Anne Hildalgo. The plan which would see the number of lanes of the city’s infamous ring road, the ‘périphérique’, reduced to create space for clean public transport and shared mobility as well as for green space.

Source: Eltis

June 23, 2022

Paris announces Controversial Plan to transform Ring Road into Green Belt

The European Commission presented the REPowerEU Plan, its response to the hardships and global energy market disruption caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The measures in the REPowerEU Plan can respond to this ambition, through energy savings, diversification of energy supplies, and accelerated roll-out of renewable energy to replace fossil fuels in homes, industry and power generation.

Source: European Commission

May 19, 2022

REPowerEU: A plan to Rapidly reduce Dependence on Russian Fossil Fuels and Fast Forward the Green Transition

The Commission announced the 100 EU cities that will participate in the EU Mission for 100 climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030, the so-called Cities Mission. The 100 cities come from all 27 Member States, with 12 additional cities coming from countries associated or with the potential of being associated to Horizon Europe, the EU's research and innovation programme (2021-2027). 

Source: European Commission

May 13, 2022

Commission announces 100 cities participating in EU Mission for Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030

GreenYourRoute project participates to the celebration of 30 years of LIFE program. Save the date May 26, 2022​

Book your place: link

Source: Prasinotameio

May 11, 2022

30 Years of LIFE program - Green Fund, Greece

The International Energy Agency and the European Commission have outlined a range of simple steps that people can take to reduce their energy use and save money, and that would save enough oil to fill 120 super tankers and enough natural gas to heat almost 20 million homes if adopted by all EU residents.​

Source: Eltis

May 7, 2022

The European Commission and the IEA Outline Key Energy Saving Actions

The European Commission has published a call for evidence as well as an open public consultation seeking to learn about opinions on a proposal on access to vehicle resources, functions and data. This follows shortly after the proposal for Data Act, which was published in February 2022.

Source: Eltis

April 18, 2022

The European Commission seeks Perspectives on Potential Measures Surrounding Access to in-Vehicle data

The winners of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards 2021, the 10th Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP Award) and the EU Urban Road Safety Award were crowned. The awards were presented  at a hybrid ceremony in Brussels hosted by Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director-General of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Transport and Mobility.

Source: Eltis

April 5, 2022

Winners of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Awards have been announced

It is time to close the knowledge gap and empower more women to take on leading roles in shaping the mobility of tomorrow. Equality and diversity in the sector will lead to more liveable cities in the future. The Online Training Program will equip more women with an innovative and entrepreneurial mind and skillset.

Source: Eltis

March 27, 2022

Female Innovators in Urban Mobility Program 2022

Cities hold the key to leading Europe towards healthy and climate-friendly mobility. The transport sector is also the only sector that has seen its emissions rise since 1990. The Clean Cities Campaign is a European coalition of organisations hosted by Transport & Environment. 


Source: Eltis

March 17, 2022

Oslo and Amsterdam performing Best on the Way to Sustainable Mobility

The European Commission published the Data Act proposal, which aims to provide a harmonised framework for data sharing across the European Union. This is the last horizontal building block of the Commission's data strategy.


Source: IRU

March 6, 2022

Voluntary Sharing of Data Key to boost Competitiveness of the EU Road Transport Sector

The European Commission has adopted a guidance notice for national and local authorities on regulating taxis and private hire vehicles. The guidance clarifies how internal market rules should be applied to taxis and private hire vehicles, and how appropriate regulation can make these services more sustainable, accessible, and fair.


Source: Eltis

February 27, 2022

EC adopts New Initiatives for Sustainable and Smart Mobility

The communication from the European Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the Committee of the Regions (CoR) on the new Urban Mobility Framework is now available in all languages.


Source: Eltis

February 20, 2022

The New EU Urban Mobility Framework is Available in all Languages

Road transport operators are at the core of the EU’s green transformation. Fully aware of their responsibility, they are committed to decarbonise. However, technologies for zero-emissions alternatively fuelled heavy-duty vehicles and related infrastructure are still in their infancy.


Source: Euractiv

February 10, 2022

The Way ahead for a Greener Europe

The French city of Grenoble has officially taken over as the European Green Capital for 2022 at the Green Capital Opening Ceremony on the 15 January 2022, taking over from the Finnish city of Lahti.

Source: Eltis

February 6, 2022

Grenoble takes over as European Green Capital for 2022

As 2022 – designated European Year of Youth – begins, today’s survey highlights the views of young Europeans on the challenges facing the European Union, alongside the key role young people are playing in the Conference on the Future of Europe.

Source: The European Sting

January 27, 2022

Future of Europe: Europeans see Climate Change as Top Challenge for the EU

EU policies and projects are helping cities to roll out transport choices that improve air quality and public health. Air pollution is the greatest environmental threat to human health, according to the World Health Organization.

Source: European Commission

January 21, 2022

New Mobility Services drive Healthier Cities

ESCC 2022 will take place in Paphos City, Cyprus, on August 29 - 31, 2022 for Regular Presentations & Poster Demonstration and on September  1 - 2, 2022 for Round Tables ONLY for Invited Researchers, either with physical or virtual participation, under the auspices of the University of Florida, the University of Thessaly, the Rutgers University, the Cyprus University of Technology, the BRNO University of Technology, the Qatar University and the Coimbra Business School | ISCAC. The conference aims on bringing together leading experts in the fields of Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change as well as optimization and computational methods to discuss recent advancements and trending topics. ​

Source: ESCC2022

January 7, 2022

“9th International Conference on Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change”
Paphos City, Cyprus, ESCC 2022

On 15 December 2021, the amended version of the Horizon Europe Work Programme 21-22 for the Missions was adopted.Missions aim to address some of the greatest challenges facing our society. They are bold and inspirational with clear objectives that are time-bound, realistic, measurable and targeted.

Source: Eltis

December 26, 2021

Commission adopts amended Horizon Europe Work Programme 2021-2022 for the Missions

Citizens’ participation is particularly important for a just green transition and the participation of young people could inject new insights into the decision-making process and inspire policy makers and public authorities in charge of managing the Just Transition Fund.

Source: Eltis

December 12, 2021

Call for Proposals: Promoting Youth Participation in Just Transition – EUTeens4Green

The Commission has approved an investment package of more than €290 million for 132 new projects under the LIFE programme for the environment and climate action.

Source: European Commission

December 3, 2021

LIFE Programme: More than €290 million in EU funding for Nature, Environment and Climate Action Projects

The European Commission has made an Info Kit for Cities available with comprehensive information about the Mission “100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030.”

Source: Eltis

November 29, 2021

Mission Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities: Info Kit for Cities now Available

IRU has broadly welcomed the agreement reached at COP26 in Glasgow to reinforce global climate action and to look to speed up decarbonisation plans in the short term, but uncertainty remains on actual delivery pathways.

Source: IRU

November 21, 2021

Despite COP26 Progress, Action Pathways to decarbonise Road Transport remain Unclear

The study identifies good staff scheduling and rostering practices in the transport sector and makes practical recommendations on how staff and shift scheduling systems can be improved to respond to the needs of a diverse transport workforce, notably in terms of improving their work-life balance.

Source: Eltis

November 9, 2021

Study on Good Staff Scheduling and Rostering Practices in Transport

The Municipal Transport Company of Madrid (EMT), in collaboration with the sustainable urban distribution company CITYlogin, has launched a pilot initiative for the capillary distribution of goods.

Source: Eltis

October 31, 2021

Madrid develops Logistics Microhub to boost Low Emissions Delivery

The EU-funded SHOW project – a large-scale demonstration project of automated transport services across 20 urban areas – has launched an online public survey to gather opinions from a variety of stakeholders

Source: Eltis

October 24, 2021

SHOW Survey: Local regulation of shared, connected and automated Mobility Services

On 16 September, the European Climate, Environment and Infrastructure Executive Agency (CINEA) launched a call for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Transport programme.
The CEF programme is a key EU funding instrument which provides investment in the development of sustainable, high performing and interconnected Trans-European transport networks.

Source: Eltis

October 14, 2021

Transport and Mobility Projects to receive EUR 7 Billion

From 27 September to 17 October, EU Delegations and embassies of EU Member States around the world will host events to foster dialogue and cooperation on climate change, showcase success stories and inspire further action.


Source: European Commission

October 10, 2021

Climate Diplomacy Weeks 2021

Manchester is set to launch its clean air zone (CAZ) on 30 May 2022, as part of its Clear Air Plan to tackle air pollution. All ten Greater Manchester local authorities have approved the Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan.


Source: Eltis

October 3, 2021

Greater Manchester prepares for the Launch of its Clean Air Zone

The 8th International Conference on Energy, Sustainability and Climate Crisis (ESCC2021) took place in Volos City, Greece on August 30 - September 3, 2021 in HYBRID Mode.

LIFE GYR project was presented in a round table, during the natural resources and emissions session and the operational research session.


Source: ESCC

September 25, 2021

“8th International Conference on Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change”
Volos, Greece, ESCC 2021

The European Green Capital 2023 Award goes to the Estonian city of Tallinn. The title of European Green Leaf 2022 jointly went to the Portuguese city of Valongo and Winterswijk in the Netherlands. 


Source: Eltis

September 14, 2021

European Green Capital 2023 and European Green Leaf 2022 Award Results

Following the positive disbursement decision by the European Commission, the European Investment Bank has made the first payments from the Modernisation Fund. A total of EUR 304.43 million has been made available to Czechia (EUR 202m), Hungary (EUR 11.43m) and Poland (EUR 91m) to finance six investment proposals that have been confirmed as priority investments.


Source: European Commission

August 25, 2021

Modernisation Fund: First EUR 304 million to support Climate Neutrality in 3 Beneficiary Countries

Greening public transport has taken a further step in the Netherlands: The Province of Noord-Holland has launched the country’s first zero-emission bus concession in the Region Gooi en Vechtstreek, south-west of the Dutch Capital. All combustion engine buses in the region will be replaced by 61 electric ones during 2022.


Source: Eltis

August 16, 2021

Province of Noord-Holland goes for Zero-Emission Buses

On 14 July 2021, the European Commission adopted a package of proposals to make the EU's climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. Achieving these emission reductions in the next decade is crucial to Europe becoming the world's first climate-neutral continent by 2050 and making the European Green Deal a reality.


Source: Eltis

July 16, 2021

"Fit for 55": European Commission proposes Transformation of EU Economy and Society to meet Climate Ambitions

A new Eurobarometer survey published shows that European citizens believe climate change is the single most serious problem facing the world.


Source: European Commission

July 6, 2021

Eurobarometer Survey: Europeans consider Climate Change to be the Most Serious Problem facing the World

IRU’s Director of Advocacy, Matthias Maedge, spoke at an eFuels Alliance seminar on global technology neutrality perspectives this week, urging policymakers to consider a range of technologies to decarbonise the road transport sector.


Source: IRU

June 27, 2021

IRU reinforces Need for Clean Fuels to achieve Climate Targets

Cities across Europe are striving for climate neutrality. And with a growing awareness of the role of transport in our emissions, leaders from cities across Europe are more committed than ever to share their best practices and make sure climate neutrality can be ‘mission possible’.


Source: Eltis

June 16, 2021

Findings from the Eurocities Mobility Forum Meeting: Climate Neutrality is Mission Possible

At the EU Green Week, Europe’s biggest environmental event, the winners of the 2021 LIFE Awards were announced by the EU’s LIFE programme. This years’ Awards honoured winners in three different categories from the Slovak Republic (Nature), Spain (Environment), and France (Climate Action). The public also voted for their favourite project in the Citizen’s Award, and the work and dedication of young volunteers were recognised in the LIFE4Youth Award.


Source: European Commission

June 6, 2021

LIFE Programme: EU honours Inspirational Projects supporting Nature, Environment and Climate Action

IRU, the world transport organisation, has launched a Green Compact for collective global action to achieve carbon neutrality in commercial road transport services by 2050.


Source: IRU

May 30, 2021

Road Transport Industry launches Global Green Compact to achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2050

The LIFE Cyclamen Team, together with the Cyprus Employers & Industrialists Federation (OEB), is organising an online two-day Info Event titled “LIFE and SMEs”.

LIFE GreenYourRoute will be there!


Source: lifecyclamen

May 20, 2021

Online two-day Info Event: “LIFE and SMEs”

Through a new partnership with Upply, the digital marketplace dedicated to road transport and supply chain professionals, IRU, the world road transport organisation, is providing its members with pricing information to help them make the best possible business decisions.


Source: IRU

May 15, 2021

IRU partners with Upply on Access to Key Transport Pricing Information

The Council's and the European Parliament's negotiators reached a provisional political agreement setting into law the objective of a climate-neutral EU by 2050, and a collective, net greenhouse gas emissions reduction target (emissions after deduction of removals) of at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990.


Source: EU Council

May 7, 2021

European Climate Law: Council and Parliament reach Provisional Agreement

As part of a UN Task Force established in April 2020, experts have developed a set of key recommendations that Member States can implement to support a recovery towards a green and healthy transport and mobility system.


Source: Eltis

April 25, 2021

UN Task Force issues Recommendations for Green and Healthy Transport to support a Sustainable COVID-19 Recovery

The European Road Safety Charter, led by the European Commission, has now been relaunched. The Charter is a vital element in European efforts to wake people up to the importance of road safety. It offers a fantastic, 3,500-strong network, and mobilises public and private entities as well as civil society in all EU countries and beyond.


Source: Eltis

April 17, 2021

Relaunch of the Road Safety Charter

The month's LIFE Project for April 2021 is GreenYourRoute. 

LIFE GreenYourRoute (LIFE GYR) is an innovative logistics platform for last mile delivery of goods in urban environments developed within a multidisciplinary approach of environmental engineering, computer science and operation research.



April 9, 2021

April 2021 - LIFE GreenYourRoute

Measuring CO2 emissions from commercial road transport only at the tailpipe, depending on the region, could double the true carbon picture in future fuel scenarios.

Source: IRU

April 2, 2021

Flawed CO₂ Emissions Policy Jeopardises Commercial Transport Decarbonisation

The real-world fuel and energy consumption of new cars and vans will be collected as of 2021 under a new Implementing Regulation adopted by the Commission. This data will make it possible to monitor the gap between type approval and actual CO2 emissions, and will provide a better understanding of how vehicles perform under real-world driving conditions.

Source: European Commission

March 19, 2021

Collecting Real-World Data on the CO2 Emissions and Fuel Consumption

of New Cars and Vans

Hamburg is now home to another piece of innovative logistics. On the 18 January 2021, a new micro depot located close to the Old Town area started a service for last-mile deliveries by cargo bike.

Source: Eltis

March 3, 2021

New Micro Depot Tests Joint Use by 4 CEP Service Providers in Hamburg

An open public consultation has just been launched accompanying the Impact Assessment for the revision of the TEN-T Regulation.

Source: Eltis

February 23, 2021

Open Public Consultation Accompanying the Impact Assessment

for the Revision of the TEN-T Regulation

IRU has renewed calls to promote the use of Eco-trucks to boost transport decarbonisation, including harmonising rules for cross-border operations. This simple and cost effective measure could cut CO2 emissions by more than 13 billion tonnes between now and 2050. 

Source: IRU

February 16, 2021

IRU Lays out Eco-truck Plan to Accelerate Decarbonisation

At the end of 2020, the City of Tallinn announced a Call for Tender of “Adaptive traffic management pre-feasibility study in City of Tallinn” and successfully awarded the consortium CIVITTA Eesti AS & STRATUM OÜ as a winner.

Source: Eltis

February 12, 2021

Adaptive Traffic Management Pre-Feasibility Study in Tallinn

From 23 to 26 February, 41 EASME projects will take part in the virtual exhibition of the EU Industry Days and have the opportunity to interact with many stakeholders as industry, policy makers, EU SMEs and find potential synergies.

Source: European Commission

February 8, 2021

EU Industry Days 2021: join EASME projects at the virtual exhibition and vote for the best!

The day has come and GreenYourRoute project team will be present!

Source: ESCC2021

February 1, 2021

“8th International Conference on Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change”
Volos, Greece, ESCC 2021

The Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport has published guidance, which deals with the issue of the movement of goods in cities which, with the increase in e-commerce that sprang up following the Covid-19 epidemic, is taking on completely different profiles compared to a few years ago.

Source: Eltis

January 25, 2021

Italian guidance published on “Urban logistics in an integrated vision”

On 1 January 2021, the Greater Lyon metropolitan area in France introduced tighter restrictions for its Low Emission Zone. It currently affects only heavy goods vehicles and vans that do not meet the specified emission limit values.

Source: Eltis

January 18, 2021

Greater Lyon tightens its low emission zone

This Eurelectric high-level event will strengthen political and industrial momentum for accelerating electric mobility and will explore EV market trends and sustainable growth acceleration strategies.

Source: Eltis

January 13, 2021

eVision: Accelerating Fleet Electrification

The EU is revising its road charging rules (Eurovignette directive) to address greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts, congestion and road infrastructure financing.

Source: Council of the EU

January 4, 2021

Road charging reform – Council agrees its stance

The agreement will reduce the administrative burden on the transport sector and ease digital information flows, making freight transport more efficient and sustainable.

Source: European Commission

December 15, 2020

European Commission welcomes the provisional agreement on electronic freight transport

The European Commission presented the ‘Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy’ together with an Action Plan of 82 initiatives that will guide its work for the next four years.

Source: European Commission

December 09, 2020

A fundamental transport transformation: Commission presents its plan for green, smart and affordable mobility

IRU, in partnership with the European Shippers’ Council and the European Transport Workers’ Federation, is launching a charter for better treatment of drivers at loading and unloading sites.

Source: IRU

November 30, 2020

IRU joins forces with shippers and trade unions to improve drivers’ conditions

The city of Varna presented at the end of October its CCCB pilot, which aims to gradually establish cargo bikes as the main type of transport to provide services in the city centre.

Source: Eltis

November 24, 2020

Results of cargo bike pilot project presented in Varna

The EU Urban Road Safety Award recognises the progress local authorities have made towards improving the safety of European roads.The deadline to apply for the EU Urban Road Safety Award has been extended to 20 November 2020, 24:00 (CET).

Source: Eltis

November 12, 2020

EU Urban Road Safety Award deadline extended

The objective of the Urban Transitions 2020 is to promote healthy urban development by bringing together different sectors and disciplines working within cities and presenting the state of the art research and providing solutions to and future healthy visions of our cities.

Source: Eltis

November 11, 2020

Urban Transitions 2020

Transport operators are massive generators of data. While digitalisation has the potential to increase efficiency, sustainability and safety, transport operators are at the same time concerned that there is currently no regulatory framework to ensure that they can reap the benefits of data sharing.


November 04, 2020

Driving the future of data: a global challenge for road transport

The EU’s LIFE programme has announced the winners of the 2020 LIFE Awards. 

Source:European Commission

November 03, 2020

EU reveals exceptional nature, environment and climate action projects

The newly released CO2 Green report 2019, describing the needs and high level requirements of in situ measurements to help establish an operational Monitoring & Verification Support (MVS) capacity to quantify anthropogenic CO2 emissions, is available.

Source: Copernicus

November 02, 2020

New CO2 Green report 2019 published

Representatives from the road, air, maritime, rail, and manufacturing in both passenger mobility and logistics sectors call on European decision makers to adopt an EU framework on the governance of business-to-business (B2B) data that ensures a level playing field for all partners in the digital economy.

Source: IRU

November 02, 2020

Transport sector calls for an EU framework on the governance of B2B data

The September issue of TRIMIS Digest is now available, featuring a selection of short articles discussing efficient and sustainable urban freight transport.

Source: Eltis

October 22, 2020

TRIMIS Digest - sustainable freight transport

As consumers are ordering more online and expecting faster deliveries, the demand for last-mile delivery is soaring.

Source: Eltis

October 13, 2020

Five ways last-mile logistics can be systematically transformed

With the revision of the Eurovignette Directive on road user charges the subject of intense debate in the European Council, IRU has written an open letter to senior EU officials urging them to consider a well-to-wheel approach in the new text.

Source: IRU

October 07, 2020

Driving cleaner transport with the Eurovignette

In Madrid (Spain), the future of urban freight is starting to look a little bit greener. A prototype of a 12-tonne electric cargo vehicle has been created whose design is tailored to suit the urban freight conditions in the Spanish capital.


October 05, 2020

New electric freight truck helping logistics go green in Madrid

The European Union and Nordic countries have set strong agendas for reducing transport emissions. Doing so for transport logistics in cities’ and companies’ supply chains can help meet those goals.


October 01, 2020

Bringing cleaner fuels to heavy-duty transport in Turku

Environment Committee MEPs voted to make climate neutrality obligatory by 2050 in both EU and member states and call for a more ambitious 2030 emissions reduction target.

Source: European Parliament

September 28, 2020

EU climate law: MEPs want to increase emission reductions target to 60% by 2030

Through the re-localisation of logistics activities and the re-configuration of freight flows at different scales, ULaaDS project aims to develop sustainable and liveable cities, allowing people and local businesses to easily use alternative modes of shopping and delivery.

Source: Eltis

September 24, 2020

New EU project ULaaDS is set to build a vision for future on-demand urban logistics

The ZEUS  project aims to show that urban goods can be delivered in off-peak hours in a quiet, efficient, and environmentally friendly way.

Source: Eltis

September 23, 2020

Quiet and clean deliveries to city supermarkets

Once again, the LIFE programme will take part in Ecomondo, the annual trade fair for the green and circular economy.

Source: European Commission

September 22, 2020

LIFE at Ecomondo 2020: EU funding for your circular ideas

The latest “EU Energy in Figures” energy statistical pocketbook (2020 version) provides energy statistics for all EU countries and the EU as a whole.

Source: European Commission

September 17, 2020

EU energy in figures: key EU energy data in your pocket

In August 2020, a collaboration between Austrian Post and the City of Graz began to test CO2-free postal delivery.

Source: Eltis

September 16, 2020

The city of Graz trials CO2-free postal delivery

The continuing requirement for better urban transport systems and the need for a healthier environment has added to the increasing success of this annual meeting which attracts international delegates from many different countries.

Source: Eltis

September 14, 2020

Urban Transport 2020

Since 2002, EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK has sought to improve public health and quality of life through promoting clean mobility and sustainable urban transport.


September 11, 2020


The European Commission is seeking views on the strategy and direction of it's investment in research and innovation in a new survey.

Source: European Commission

September 10, 2020

European Commission seeks views on Horizon Europe First Strategic Plan 2021-2024

The LIFE Awards, now in their 14th year, recognise the most innovative, inspirational and effective LIFE projects. The LIFE Awards Ceremony, that will take place as part of EU Green Week.

Source: European Commission

September 9, 2020

2020 LIFE Awards Ceremony

European Commissioner for Transport Adina Valean, in cooperation with the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union, has the pleasure to announce that Digital Transport Days 2020  will be held this year on 18 November in digital format.

Source: European Commission

September 7, 2020

Digital Transport Days 2020 – Save the Date!

The Spanish Ministry of Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda (MITMA) is in the process of developing a new transport strategy, a "Strategy for Safe, Sustainable and Connected Mobility”.

Source: Eltis

September 3, 2020

Spain opens a participation process to draft the new Sustainable Mobility law

The European Passengers’ Federation (EPF) is partnering with the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Urban Mobility on the DecediUM project.

Source: Eltis

September 3, 2020

Urban Mobility - best practices for public engagement

As connectivity increases in our societies making all aspects of every-day life more seamless, urban populations expect the same convenience in the way they move around their cities.

Source: Eltis

August 27, 2020

Webinar: Paving the way for service integration and smarter mobility in our cities

This is the first year of the new ROADPOL Safety Days campaign (previously known as Project EDWARD).

Source: Eltis

August 27, 2020

ROADPOL Safety Days: everyone can help make Europe's roads safer

A reminder that the registration for Urban Mobility Days 2020, the European Commission’s first large-scale digital urban mobility conference, is now open!

Source: Eltis

August 26, 2020

Don’t miss out on Urban Mobility Days 2020!

The Association for European Transport is hosting the 48th European Transport Conference in Milan in September.

Source: Eltis

August 20, 2020

European Transport Conference 2020

The European Road Safety Summer School is an opportunity to learn about an integrated approach to road safety, based on good examples from European countries.

Source: Eltis

August 19, 2020

European Road Safety Summer School 2020

EU Green Week 2020 is now scheduled for 19-22 October 2020, on the theme of nature and biodiversity.

Source: European Commission

August 18, 2020

EU Green Week 2020

European Research and Innovation Days is the European Commission’s annual flagship event, bringing together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and citizens to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond.

Source: European Commission

August 4, 2020

European Research and Innovation Days

Applicants from all EU countries are requesting some €2.8 billion in co-financing from the LIFE programme for new environmental projects. In total, the proposed projects are looking to invest more than €5.1 billion to protect nature and the environment.

Source: European Commission

July 30, 2020

More than 1 500 ideas for new LIFE projects

Boosting the EU's Green Recovery: EU invests over €2 billion in 140 key transport projects to jump-start the economy.

Source: European Commission

July 29, 2020

Infrastructure - TEN-T - Connecting Europe

Get ready for the launch of the European Green Deal call in September!
What is in store for the area of energy efficiency?

Source: European Commission

July 29, 2020

European Green Deal call

European Union countries can now apply for additional funding via the Emergency Support Instrument to transport essential goods, medical teams and patients affected by the coronavirus.

Source: European Commission

July 23, 2020

Coronavirus: EU funding for the transport of medical goods, medical teams and patients

The first-ever digital edition of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) drew more than 6000 participants from 120 countries across the world.

Source: European Commission

July 22, 2020

H2020 Energy Efficiency at the EU Sustainable Energy Week

The EU could slash truck carbon pollution by over a fifth (22%) in a decade by requiring its main cities to have electric truck charging infrastructure.

Source: Transport and Environment

July 16, 2020

City e-truck charging can cut road freight emissions by a fifth - study

A new database has been launched by the ITF (International Transport Forum) which documents transportation policies aimed at reducing CO2 emissions that have been implemented around the world and reveals their costs, benefits and effectiveness. 

Source: Traffic technology today

July 15, 2020

International Transport Forum launches new database to help tackle climate change

The yearly 'EU energy in figures statistical pocketbook' provide an annual overview of energy-related statistics in the EU and in individual EU countries.

Source: European Commission

July 14, 2020

EU energy statistical pocketbook and country datasheets

A Horizon 2020-funded project aims to create 'digital twins' of urban logistics networks in six European cities in order to support the experimentation and decision making with on-demand logistics operations in a public-private urban setting.

Source: Eltis

July 10, 2020

Six European cities to experiment with 'digital twins' for urban logistics

New EU rules on road transport aim to end distortion of competition in the sector while providing better working conditions for drivers.

Source: European Parliament

July 9, 2020

Better working conditions for truck drivers across the EU

Today, the Commission launched a public consultation on the future of transport to allow both stakeholders and citizens to comment and identify their priorities. The consultation will be open until 23 September. It will enable the Commission to better understand how the EU can help the sector become more sustainable and competitive, more modern and resilient to crises.

Source: European Commission

July 2, 2020

Public consultation launched on the future of transport

Compared to previous years, fewer people lost their lives on EU roads in 2019, according to preliminary figures published today by the European Commission. An estimated 22 800 people died in a road crash last year, almost 7 000 fewer fatalities than in 2010 – a decrease of 23%.

Source: European Commission

July 1, 2020

Road safety: Europe’s roads are getting safer but progress remains too slow

The European Commission has selected the 15 finalists for this year’s LIFE Awards that will take place in the autumn. The Awards, now in their 14th year, recognise the most innovative, inspirational and effective LIFE projects in three categories: climate action, environment and nature protection.

Source: European Commission

June 30, 2020

2020 LIFE Awards finalists announced

The GREEN FUND co-finances the implementation of LIFE GYR project for the year 2020 providing funding to the University of Thessaly.

June 1, 2020

LIFE GYR project is supported by the Greek Green Fund

Former Commissioner Bulc is a proud ambassador for the Women in Transport - EU Platform for change. She shies away from giving advice but shares stories and anecdotes that demonstrate where and how improvements to gender balance have been achieved. A key message from Violeta Bulc is that women will have an increasingly important role to play in transport - where digital and green transport solutions will dominate the industry and states that this will bring opportunities for women.

Source: Eltis

May 20, 2020

Violeta Bulc on gender equality in transport

Angelo Salsi - Head of Unit of the LIFE Programme at EASME – recently spoke about the new look 2020 LIFE call for project proposals.

Source: European Commission

May 13, 2020

Why COVID-19 should not stop your green ambitions

The European Commission has launched its 2020 call for project proposals under the LIFE programme. Measures have been taken to make it easier for applicants to apply in times of coronavirus restrictions including extended deadlines..

Source: European Commission

April 14, 2020

Make your green idea a reality!

The European Commission’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic prioritises keeping citizens healthy. This includes keeping essential transport moving, for example to transport medical supplies and other essential goods. Many Member States have announced restrictions to transport – a fully list by country is available here. This list is updated regularly, as information becomes available.

Source: European Commission

March 31, 2020

Coronavirus response: Transport measures

Commission presented guidelines to Member States on health-related border management measures in the context of the COVID-19 emergency. The aim is to protect citizens' health, ensure the right treatment of people who do have to travel, and make sure essential goods and services remain available.

Source: European Commission

March 17, 2020

Commission presents guidelines for border measures to protect health and keep goods and essential services available

EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2019 exceeded all expectations and the 2019 Participation report published in December 2019 found it to be the most successful year, yet.

Source: Civitas

February 06, 2020

Participation levels in 2019 EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK revealed


In December 2019, the ambassadors of the EU's Member States approved a proposal to make it easier for freight operators to provide information to public authorities in digital form.

Source: Eltis

February 04, 2020

EU promotes digitalisation of freight transport information

Energy Days are events taking place across Europe that promote clean energy and energy efficiency. They are held between May and June 2020.

Source: EUSEW2020

January 30, 2020

Energy Days 2020

We are pleased to announce you the “7th International Conference on Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change”, ESCC 2020

It will take place on Skiathos Island, Greece, on June 1-3, 2020.

Source: ESCC 2020

January 28, 2020

Skiathos, Greece, ESCC 2020: 7th International Conference on Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change

The European Commission presented the European Green Deal, the most ambitious package of measures that should enable European citizens and businesses to benefit from sustainable green transition.

Source: European Commission

January 23, 2020

A European Green Deal

The European Commission is organising an information and networking day on the 2020 LIFE call for project proposals.

Source: European Commission

January 23, 2020

Save the date – EU LIFE information and networking day

Air pollution is one of the most severe and complex environmental challenges impacting humans and ecosystems. The urban population, in particular, is still suffering from high levels of air pollution that are considered harmful for health according to European and World Health Organisation (WHO) standards.

Source: ​European Commission

January 21, 2020

EU supports projects for cleaner air

Following the launch of the European Green Deal, this LIFE PlanUp conference will discuss the progress made towards the EU’s mid- and long-term climate and energy objectives. It will also take stock of the preparation of National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) across EU Member States.

Source: European Commission

January 21, 2020

LIFE PlanUp conference - EU Green Deal and NECPs

Increasing technology innovations are making big waves across industries, and logistics and the supply chain may be one of the most impacted sectors.

Source: Transmetrics blog

January 16, 2020

Top 10 Supply Chain and Logistics Technology Trends in 2020

The objective of this document is to provide final policy recommendations based on the urban mobility measures and strategies developed by the modular projects within the Interreg MED urban transport community.

Source: Eltis

January 14, 2020

GO SUMP Policy briefs

During the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), from 22 to 26 June 2020, outstanding projects will be celebrated for their innovation and impact.

Source: Eltis

January 13, 2020

EU Sustainable Energy Awards

Doing last-mile logistics correctly leads to repeat business and loyal customers, but final-mile processes involve more than just a truck and driver.

Source: Inbound Logistics

January 9, 2020

Optimizing the Last Mile

The scope of this study is to find the real-world savings achieved in total CO2, NOx and PM10 emissions from the adoption of national policies and European legislation for the period 2010- 2017 for the new registered fleet based on appropriate scenarios developed for this study. In addition, a forecast of the relevant benefits until 2020 was also made.

Source: Eionet Portal

November 7, 2019

ETC/ATNI Report 12/2019: The impact of vehicle taxations system on vehicle emissions

95% of shippers and 99% of 3PLs agree that analytics are a necessary element of 3PL expertise but only 26% of shippers and 27% of 3PLs are satisfied with current analytic capabilities.

Source: eyefortransport

November 5, 2019

New report finds major analytics gap for 3PLs and shippers

The 2019 Horizon Transport info day will take place on Monday, 7 October 2019 from 09:30 to 15:00 CET in Brussels.

The event will present upcoming funding opportunities of approximately €356 million under the Mobility for Growth (MG), Automated Road Transport (ART), Green Vehicles (GV), and Next Generation Batteries (BAT) calls.

Source: European Commission

August 22, 2019

Horizon 2020 Transport info day

The first of these projects is the Horizon 2020 project called "Buyzet". This developed zero-emission procurement plans for each of the consortium's cities. The second project, which has also recently concluded its activities, is SULPiTER (supported by Interreg's Central Europe Programme). The project examined logistics and transport in seven European cities in order to identify best practices in the field of urban goods distribution.

Source: Eltis

August 22, 2019

Two EU-funded projects conclude their work on urban freight distribution

CEF Transport is seeking to mitigate the negative environmental impact of road transport by promoting, through its grants, the shift to alternatives fuels for road (be it for freight or for passenger transport).

Source: European Commission

August 21, 2019

Greener lorries thanks to CEF support

Cities using, or planning to use, the Euro 6 standard as the basis for their low-emission zones (LEZs) will not deliver the air quality improvements they expect, AIR (Allow Independent Road-Testing) has warned.

Source: City Logistics

July 29, 2019

Euro VI trucks are compliant with legislative emissions limits

The European Commission has published details as to how it intends to put its Strategic Action Plan on Road Safety into practice.

Source: European Commission

July 25, 2019

Road safety: European Commission sets out next steps towards “Vision Zero” including key performance indicators

BVV’s International Transport & Logistics Trade Fair is a major event in Central and Eastern Europe’s fair calendar and takes place every two years.

Source: BVV Trade Fairs Brno

July 24, 2019

Transport and Logistics 2019: International Fair for Transport and Logistics

ESCC series aims on bringing together leading experts in the fields of energy, sustainability, climate change, optimization and computational methods to discuss recent advancements and trending topics.

Source: ESCC 2019

May 28, 2019

Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change (ESCC) 2019

During EU Green Week – Europe’s biggest environmental event – the LIFE programme announced the winners of the 2018 LIFE Awards. The three winners come from Italy (Nature category), Spain (Environment category), and Greece (Climate Action category).

Source: European Commission

May 27, 2019

EU celebrates best projects for nature, environment and climate action

The EU Sustainable Energy Week is the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. Sessions organised by the European Commission and energy stakeholders focus on sustainable energy issues, debate new policy developments, best practices and sustainable energy ideas.

​Source: European Commission

May 20, 2019

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019

Transport Research Arena (TRA) is the foremost European transport event that covers all transport modes and all aspects of mobility. TRA offers a great venue for researchers, policy makers and industry representatives to get together and contribute to the discussion on how research and innovation can re-shape the transport and mobility system. The conference provides a unique opportunity to hear about mobility trends in different parts of Europe, learn from achievements in industry as well as share best practices of policies and deployments.

Source: TRA2020

April 16, 2019

Transport Research Arena 2020 (Helsinki, Finland)

Technology already grants permission of the mass production and use of the autonomous/semi-autonomous trucks. A number of companies develop autonomous drive systems longer than decade. Some of them have even released fully operational products to the market.

Source: Business Insider

April 16, 2019

Who is liable for self-driving vehicles?

The European Parliament and the Council today reached provisional agreement on a Regulation setting, for the first time in the EU, strict CO2 emission standards for trucks.

Today's deal follows the agreement reached in December on new CO2 emission standards for cars and light vans in the EU for the period after 2020.

Source: European Commission

March 28, 2019

Clean mobility: Putting an end to polluting trucks. Commission welcomes first-ever EU standards to reduce pollution from trucks

The European Commission welcomes the provisional agreement reached by the European Parliament and Council on the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action, as part of the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027.

The funding will focus on protecting the environment and mitigating climate change, supporting a clean energy transition with increased energy efficiency and a higher share of renewables in the energy mix. This will be one of the tools enabling the EU to meet its climate goals and seek to become climate-neutral by 2050.

Source: European Commission

March 22, 2019

EU budget for 2021-2027: Commission welcomes the provisional agreement on funding for the environment and climate action

The European Parliament today agreed on CO2 emission standards for new cars and vans in the EU for the period after 2020 – a significant step towards decarbonising and modernising the European mobility sector and put the EU on track to become climate neutral. As a result of the new rules, in 2030, emissions from new cars will have to be 37.5% lower and emissions from new vans 31% lower, compared to 2021.

Source: European Commission

March 15, 2019

Clean mobility: Commission welcomes European Parliament adoption of new CO2 emission standards for cars and vans to reduce pollution and improve air quality

The European Commission is proposing to invest €421 million in 69 key projects that will improve mobility for citizens and businesses alike. The projects selected aim at promoting digitalisation, making roads safer, and fostering multimodal connections in line with the ‘Europe on the Move’ initiatives.

Source: European Commission

March 8, 2019

Connecting Europe: Commission is proposing to invest €421 million for safer, smarter and greener transport infrastructure

Prague public transport services are fully integrated – all the lines (operated during the day and also during the night) no matter the transport companies use the very same (short/long) term transfer tickets (coupons). This is very comfortable for the customers.

Source: New Atlas

March 1, 2019

Nikola presented concept of the third model of hydrogen-electric hybrid truck

Prague public transport services are fully integrated – all the lines (operated during the day and also during the night) no matter the transport companies use the very same (short/long) term transfer tickets (coupons).

Source: PID Lítačka

January 31, 2019

„PID Lítačka“ – the platform, the smart card and the mobile app

For four decades, Intermodal Europe has been the most important business platform for professionals involved in the container, transport and logistics industry. By delivering a highly targeted audience, the free to attend exhibition and conference brings together the world's leading suppliers and industry experts to network, do business and be inspired .

Source: Intermodal Events

November 01, 2018

Intermodal Europe 2018 will take place from 6th - 8th November at AHOY Rotterdam

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