Sustainable urban mobility is one of the emerging topics of our time and one of the greatest environmental challenges we face today. According to United Nations, by 2050, two out of every three people are likely to be living in cities or other urban centres (UN Report). This trend highlights the need for more sustainable urban mobility, as in Europe alone, transport accounts for 30% of CO2 emissions. Moreover, passenger cars are a major polluter, accounting for 61% of total CO2 emissions from EU road transport (CO2 emissions from cars: facts and figures, European Parliament).
In this respect, the GREENMOBILITY project aims at raising awareness regarding urban mobility through a lifelong learning approach. The Consortium of five partners from five countries was established in order promote behavioral changes in field of urban mobility.
The members of Consortium:
Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) (KTU) is a leading Lithuanian university providing a wide range of studies and research and closely cooperating with business.
LAND Impresa sociale s.r.l. (LAND) (Italy) is a social enterprise aimed at developing innovative green practices, sustainable agriculture and at implementing national and international projects focused on environmental protection and ecological transition.
SYNTHESIS CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION LIMITED (SYNTHESIS) from Cyprus, is the leading organization in the fields of social entrepreneurship and social innovation.
The International Sustainability Collaborative Ek. För (TISC) (Sweden) is a leading partner in designing on-line learning environments as well as participatory and hands-on training and workshops on the topic of behavioral change and sustainable development.
University of Thessaly (UTH) (Greece) is known for its excellent research performance and outstanding scientific achievements, in accordance with the international standards.
GREENMOBILITY will offer training courses using sustainability competencies to help learners develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes that promote ways to think, plan and act with empathy, responsibility, and care for our planet and for public health. The project will aim to support education and training systems in shaping systemic and critical thinkers who care about our planet’s present and its future.
The training programs will use blended learning, giving attendees more flexibility to customize their learning experiences, and will present tools relevant to all learners, irrespective of their age and their education level, and in any educational setting formal, non-formal, and informal.
Through all the different activities, GREENMOBILITY aspires to enable behavioral changes in terms of how people commune in the urban space and promote the lifelong learning dimension of higher education by facilitating the take-up of short training courses on sustainable mobility.
Through the GREENMOBILITY Online Platform, people will be able to access go-to learning tools, educating and training themselves about urban green mobility at their own time and pace. Furthermore, the project will ensure greater and equitable access to digital learning technology regarding sustainable mobility in the urban space.
GREENMOBILITY aims to transform higher academic faculties’ mentalities for sustainable mobility in terms of their student’s mobility to and from the university’s facilities, but also in their everyday life, with suggestions also to revise curricula to include the specific thematic.