The European Commission's latest research programme (generally referred to as 'Horizon 2020') runs between 2014 and 2020. It is still in its early stages, but the results of projects funded by its predecessors, including the 7th Framework Programme for Research, had a number of transport themes, including sustainable urban transport. The Horizon 2020 also replaced the previous Intelligent Energy - Europe (IEE) programme, which focused on energy projects, including transport under its STEER programme. Projects funded by STEER can be found in the IEE's project database.
TRIP contains information on projects supported by funds from the European Commission since 2007. This includes both FP7 and IEE, including the former's sustainable surface transport programme, as well as Horizon 2020 projects.
ELTIS is supported by the European Commission's Intelligent Energy Europe programme (see below). The project is led by an international team of transport related organisations. The aim of ELTIS is to provide information and support a practical transfer of knowledge and exchange of experience in the field of urban and regional transport in Europe. ELTIS was developed in the framework of the Voyager project.
The European Commission's 'Do the Right Mix' and annual European Mobility Week promote sustainable transport, including non-motorised options in urban areas. The two initiatives have recently merged. 'Do the Right Mix' will continue to be a year-round initiative, with the European Mobility Week being its annual centrepiece. The European Mobility Week is coordinated by Eurocities, ICLEI and the REC.
Greenways are routes for non-motorised modes in both urban and rural areas, often in green corridors. This website of the greenways in Central and Eastern Europe is maintained by the Polish Environmental Partnership Foundation.
COMPARTIR - TO SHARE is a new free resource that specialises in sharing car journeys. It's a powerful search engine that includes over 850,000 locations on over 70 countries on all 5 continents. It's a really easy process to get in touch with people who are planning to make journeys that match yours. This application enables you to make contacts for one-off journeys (holidays, business trips, attending conferences, etc.) as well as regular journeys or commuting (going to work or the university campus or any particular place in any town or city, for example).
The EMBARQ network aims to catalyse and help to implement sustainable transport solutions in cities. It is a website of the World Resources Institute and focuses on countries outside of Europe.
EPOMM is an international partnership aiming to: (i) promote and further develop Mobility Management in Europe; and (ii) fine tune the implementation between the Member States of the EU and other countries in Europe. The website contains general information on mobility management and case studies.
The EGWA (AEVV in French) focuses on the development of greenways in Europe by:
* Contributing towards the preservation of infrastructures such as disused railway corridors, tow paths and historic routes (Roman roads, pilgrim's path, drove ways,...) in the public domain to develop, along them, non-motorised itineraries.
* Encouraging the use of non-motorised transport, draws up inventories of potential routes and writes technical reports.
* Promoting and coordinating the exchange of expertise and information among different associations and national and local bodies which are currently developing these initiatives in Europe.
* Informing and advising local and national bodies on how to develop non-motorised itineraries.
* Collaborating with European bodies to support their policies in term of sustainable develoment, environment, regional balance and employment.
The ITDP was founded in 1985 by US sustainable transportation advocates who wanted to counteract the export of automobile-dependent transportation and urban development to developing and transition countries. Today, ITDP is an established non-profit organization with programs in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Central and Eastern Europe. The European Section of the ITDP - Europe is a non-profit policy research and advocacy organization based in Berlin, Germany promoting sustainable transportation and land use policies worldwide, with a particular focus on developing and transition countries in Central & Eastern Europe.
Worldcarfree.net is a Clearing House of information from around the world on how to revitalise our towns and cities and create a sustainable future. In addition to serving the carfree movement, Worldcarfree.net offers resources for architects, planners, teachers/professors, students, decision-makers and engaged citizens.