The RECIPROCITY Master Mobility Workshop gathered over 150 attendees

RECIPROCITY organised its first public Master Mobility Workshop “Smart Mobility: What is the importance of Smart Cities in Europe today?” on 10 June 2021. This workshop gathering over 150 attendees was a unique opportunity for mobility stakeholders from across Europe and beyond to meet, discuss smart mobility topics and get to know the RECIPROCITY project as well as the support it can provide. Moreover, the event offered an insightful presentation from EIT Urban Mobility outlining the current mobility challenges and opportunities in Europe as well as different support schemes offered by this institute.

One part of the workshop was also dedicated to present first results of our ongoing survey on smart mobility. The objective of the survey is to better understand the smart mobility ecosystems in EU cities and municipalities, and the associated needs.

The survey is still open – give us your view on smart mobility here: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/ReciprocitySurvey.

The outcomes of the workshop and the survey have been and will be built upon within Local Mobility Workshops taking place in seven countries (Spain, Finland, Czech Republic, Austria, France, Turkey). Another workshop for interested cities from other countries has also been organised.

 

 

 

 

The first RECIPROCITY local mobility workshop took place in Regensburg

On 1 June 2021, the RECIPROCITY coordinator E-Mobility Cluster (Regensburg, Germany) organised a Local Virtual Mobility Workshop.

This first workshop brought together stakeholders from the mobility sector and citizens from the Regensburg region. The aim of the workshop was to find out and work out where the respective needs and requirements for sustainable mobility lie. This was followed by an exchange on use cases and proven solutions.

After a short welcome and introduction to the topic of the workshop by Michael Strobel (E-Mobility Cluster Regensburg), Florian Heitzer (Stadtwerk Regensburg GmbH), gave an overview of mobility in Regensburg: Yesterday – Today – Tomorrow. Following this, Mr. Wolfgang Wegmann (SAMOS e.V.) brought the state of e-mobility into the workshop with his presentation from the user’s point of view.

A needs assessment enabled all workshop participants to work closely together.

The Mobility Workshop took place as part of the Regensburg Sustainability Week.

Smart mobility ecosystems survey run by RECIPROCITY – your input counts

The RECIPROCITY partners have been running a survey gathering input from mobility stakeholders from Europe and beyond. The goal of this survey, to which anyone can contribute, is to acquire a better understanding of the smart mobility ecosystems in EU cities and municipalities as well as their associated needs.

Give us your view on smart mobility ecosystems now! The survey can be found at this link.

Completing the survey should take no more than 15 minutes.

The results will be presented during our online workshop “Smart Mobility : What is the importance of #smartcities in Europe today ?” taking place on 10 June from 9:00 – 11:30 (CET) to which you can register free of charge.

See this link for more information about the event and the registration.

RECIPROCITY is organising its first public mobility workshop on 10 June

The RECIPROCITY project is organising its first public worldwide master mobility workshop to which you are all kindly invited.

The workshop will deal with the topic on “Smart Mobility : What is the importance of “smart cities” in Europe today ?”

It will take place on June, 10th from 9.00 AM & 11.30.

By participating to this event, you will be able to :

  • Meet 200 stakeholders from all over Europe and interact with them
  • Learn more about RECIPROCITY and what the project can bring you
  • Identify the stakeholders involved in the project, including but not limited to your local area
  • Get more contacts from the mobility and energy communities

We are going to use Mentimeter and ConceptBoard during the meeting – do not hesitate to have a look on both websites.

Register now by clicking here!

New mobility initiative launched to foster replication of innovative mobility concepts across Europe

The RECIPROCITY project, launched on 1st February 2021, will help cities to become climate-reliant, connected multimodal nodes for smart and clean mobility. To achieve this, it will initiate and support replication projects in at least 20 cities and municipalities that vary in size, location, degree of urbanisation and mobility demand. These territories will be equipped with the necessary tools, knowledge and contacts to accelerate the process of replicating existing innovative mobility solutions.

The project, coordinated by R-Tech (Germany), involves 10 partners including clusters and research institutions from across Europe, under the purview of INEA, the EU’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency.

 “Despite the success of many pilot projects, there is still a gap when it comes to transferring innovative mobility solutions to different contexts, cities or regions. By supporting cities along the entire process – from idea to implementation – RECIPROCITY will help cities to jump this gap, and nurture replication across Europe” says Uwe Pfeil, Cluster Manager at R-Tech GmbH, and coordinator of RECIPROCITY.

RECIPROCITY will employ a four-staged replication framework, helping cities and municipalities to: IDENTIFY the right innovative mobility solutions together with all relevant mobility stakeholders and citizens; LEARN about requirements, processes and skills needed to put these innovative mobility solutions into action; ACCELERATE the implementation of these solutions through guidance and matchmaking for business and finance; SHARE and build upon lessons learned and best practices to enable fast replication on a wide scale.

Through the involvement of clusters and city networks, a wider set of cities and municipalities will also be engaged during the project to increase impact across Europe.

The RECIPROCITY Coordination and Support Action (CSA), full name “Replication of innovative concepts for peri-urban, rural or inner-city mobility”, has received 1.5 million Euros in funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. Activities will run from February 2021 until September 2023.

Interested stakeholders can follow the project’s progress via LinkedIn and Twitter as well as our website.

Find more information about the project here.