Online Workshop “Integrating public transport with active mobility for saving energy in the future”

  • 21.09.2023
  • Online 14.30 – 16:00h CET

Transport accounts for 24% of CO2 emissions in the energy sector. To address this situation, the European Green Deal, Sustainable and Smart Mobility, and the New Urban Mobility Framework aim to reduce transport related GHG emissions by 90% by 2050. In addition, the goal 11 of the UN SDGs promotes the access to “safe, affordable, accessible, and sustainable transport systems. The SPINE and UPPER projects are completely aligned to these initiatives and have a shared goal that involves the seamless integration of public transportation networks with innovative mobility services, collaborative sharing programs, active transport options, and micromobility solution by expediting the journey towards climate neutrality. By championing this transformative approach, they are at the forefront of a revolution in public transportation, fortifying its position as a vital component of sustainable urban mobility and fostering innovation. Ultimately, these efforts will drive the shift towards a future defined by emission-free mobility. SPINE and UPPER projects organized this workshop to show from first-hand the measures that Tallinn, Leuven, Valladolid and Budapest (TBC) cities are implementing in the respective project sharing their own experiences on integrating public transport systems with new mobility services to accelerate progress towards climate neutrality.


This workshop focusses on promoting the implementation of innovative mobility solutions on public transport that save energy and provide integrated mobility among the different transport modes available in the cities. SPINE and UPPER contribute to achieving the aims of the CIVITAS Initiative and the goals of the EU Mission: Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities

Target audience

  • Local authorities, policy makers and urban planners to know new innovative mobility measures implemented in other cities.
  • Mobility and micromobility companies that want to learn from first hand innovative mobility solutions that integrated public transport and active mobility.
  • Citizens and local NGO’s


14.30 – 14.40h Welcome and brief introduction to SPINE and UPPER projects

Lucia Cristea – EIP

14.40 – 15.00h Introduction of the speakers and cities
Jaagup Ainsalu – Tallinn
Ester Dewil – Leuven
Eli Nomes – Leuven
Áron Bence Hegedűs – Budapest
Ana Maria Ramos Valverde – Valladolid
Francisco Benito Sanchez – Valladolid
15.00 – 15.50h Round table on Integrating public transport with active mobility for saving energy in the future

All participants

15.50 – 16.00h Conclusions and end of the event

Lucia Cristea – EIP



More information

SPINE Project: Homepage – Spine Project (
UPPER project: Home – Upper Project EU