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

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September 14, 2020

Urban Transport 2020

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 11, 2020


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

Source:  CIVITAS

September 10, 2020

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

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 9, 2020

2020 LIFE Awards Ceremony

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 7, 2020

Digital Transport Days 2020 – Save the Date!

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 3, 2020

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

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

Urban Mobility - best practices for public engagement

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

Source:  Eltis

August 27, 2020

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

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

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

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

Source:    Eltis

August 26, 2020

Don’t miss out on Urban Mobility Days 2020!

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 20, 2020

European Transport Conference 2020

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

Source:    Eltis

August 19, 2020

European Road Safety Summer School 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 18, 2020

EU Green Week 2020

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

Source:   European Commission

August 4, 2020

European Research and Innovation Days

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

July 30, 2020

More than 1 500 ideas for new LIFE projects

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 29, 2020

Infrastructure - TEN-T - Connecting Europe

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

European Green Deal call

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 23, 2020

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

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 22, 2020

H2020 Energy Efficiency at the EU Sustainable Energy Week

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 16, 2020

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

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 14, 2020

EU energy statistical pocketbook and country datasheets

EU energy in figures

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

Source:   European Commission

July 10, 2020

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

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 9, 2020

Better working conditions for truck drivers across the EU

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 2, 2020

Public consultation launched on the future of transport

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 1, 2020

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

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 

June 30, 2020

2020 LIFE Awards finalists announced

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

May 20, 2020

Violeta Bulc on gender equality in transport

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:   European Commission

May 13, 2020

Why COVID-19 should not stop your green ambitions

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

April 14, 2020

Make your green idea a reality!

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

March 31, 2020

Coronavirus response: Transport measures

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 17, 2020

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

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

February 06, 2020

Participation levels in 2019 EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK revealed

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 04, 2020

EU promotes digitalisation of freight transport information

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. The vote took place in the EU Council’s Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper).

Source: Eltis

January 30, 2020

Energy days 2020

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 25, 2020

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

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, under the auspices of the University of Florida, the University of Thessaly, the Rutgers University, the Cyprus University of Technology and BRNO University of Technology. 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:  ESCC 2020

January 23, 2020

A European Green Deal

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

Save the date – EU LIFE information and networking day

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

Source: ​European Commission 

January 21, 2020

EU supports projects for cleaner air

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

LIFE PlanUp conference - EU Green Deal and NECPs

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 Comission

January 14, 2020

GO SUMP Policy briefs

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 13, 2020

EU Sustainable Energy Awards

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 9, 2020

Optimizing the Last Mile

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​

November 7, 2019

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

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 5, 2020

New report finds major analytics gap for 3PLs and shippers

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 

August 22, 2019

Horizon 2020 Transport info day

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

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


​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 21, 2019

Greener lorries thanks to CEF support

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

July 29, 2019

Euro VI trucks are compliant with legislative emissions limits

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 25, 2019

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

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 24, 2019

Transport and Logistics 2019: International Fair for Transport and Logistics

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

May 28, 2019

Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change (ESCC) 2019

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 27, 2019

EU celebrates best projects for nature, environment and climate action

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 20, 2019

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019

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

April 16, 2019

Transport Research Arena 2020 (Helsinki, Finland)

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

Who is liable for self-driving vehicles?

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

March 28, 2019

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

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 22, 2019

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

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 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 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 8, 2019

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

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 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). This is very comfortable for the customers.

Source: New Atlas

January 31, 2019

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

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

November 01, 2018

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

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


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The LIFE GreenYourRoute (LIFE GYR) [LIFE17 ENV/GR/000215] project is co-funded by the LIFE programme, the EU financial instrument for the environment and the Greek Green Fund. Its aim is creating an optimization platform for last mile delivery of goods, taking environmental aspects into consideration.

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