Global socio-economic and environmental megatrends are urging for a paradigm shift in mobility and transport that involves disruptive technologies and multimodal solutions. The individual transport sectors face diverse technical and non-technical requirements and rather individual, sometimes contradicting challenges. An action plan for the coherent implementation of innovative transport and mobility solutions in Europe is thus urgently needed and should be sustained by a wide range of societal stakeholders.
The MOBILITY4EU project will develop such a plan, taking into account all modes of transport as well as a multitude of societal drivers encompassing:
- environment and climate protection
- public safety and security
- demographic change
- urbanisation and globalisation
- economic development
- smart system integration
In order to obtain a widely supported and consensus–based action plan, a Multi-Actor Multi-Criteria Analysis (MAMCA) methodology will be used to consult a broad stakeholder community representing the main societal actors including vulnerable to exclusion citizens in Europe. This stepwise and scientifically sound approach will allow the consortium of the MOBILITY4EU project to involve a large group of stakeholders in the process. The participation will be strengthened by a visualisation-based story map process.
The successful implementation of the vision (for the future transport and mobility system of Europe) will require a continuous cross-modal and inter-stakeholder dialogue and collaboration. For this purpose, the developed action plan will also contain the blueprint for the implementation of a sustainable and continuous European Transport and Mobility Forum beyond the duration of the project, e.g. in the form of a new European Technology Platform. The work will be complemented by extensive networking and engagement activities and by dissemination with special focus on young generations and transport users in general.