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Workshop: Active mobility for active cities


PACTE’s last workshop on Active Mobility to take place October 4 in Brussels

2019, September 10th

Workshop: Active mobility for active cities

Acknowledging that more than 200 million Europeans are inactive and that 66% of local European policymakers are unaware of the situation together made up for the starting point of the PACTE project, which is built upon 4 pillars: Active Education, Active Workplaces, Active Leisure and Active Mobility. To share experiences, good practices and advice on the topic in the framework on the Promoting Active Cities Throughout Europe (PACTE) project lead by Sport and citizenship, we are delighted to welcome all interested representatives and stakeholders to our fourth and last workshop organized in partnership with European Cyclist Federation (ECF) that will take place in Brussels on October 4th.


Nowadays, approximately 70% of the European population lives in urban environments-which comes with a sedentary way of life. Urban areas aren’t designed to foster daily movement and physical activity. Nonetheless solutions exist, and they could and should be implemented via proactive local policies. To allow that, PACTE is working on examples of good practices that already exist and that will benefit from spread of word and enlightening local policymakers.

Promoting active mobility through urban policies is a public health topic that is quantified to have direct effects on people’s health. It is a very efficient way to enable and encourage citizens to incorporate some daily physical activity into their busy daily routines. It also results in indirect public health benefits since local active mobility policies greatly contribute to building better living conditions inside cityscapes (reducing congestion, pollution, etc.). Embracing and implementing active mobility policies can be a step towards becoming an active city. In addition, prioritising active mobility brings the focus back onto citizens rater than motorised vehicles.

Notable guests having already conducted significant work on active mobility in their respective cities have confirmed their presence at the workshop, with individuals such as the vice-mayor for mobility, and City of Paris representative, Christophe Najdovski; or Brussels’ State Secretary for Urbanism Pascal Smet.

The workshop is divided into three parallel topical sessions thus enabling participants to share and learn about the necessities and good practices of active mobility. The first is dedicated to the role of municipalities in promoting active mobility, the second considers the role of civil society in such development, while the third will focus on the private sector’s position in promoting and implementing incentives regarding active mobility.

Provisional Agenda

Draft Agenda

09:00 – 9:30: Arrival of participants & partners

09:45 – 10:15: Introduction

  • European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF)
  • Sport and Citizenship

10:15-11.15: Roundtable – Active Mobility for Active Cities

  • Pascal Smet – Brussels State Secretary for Urbanism
  • Christophe Najdovski – Deputy Mayor of Paris for Transportation, Mobility, Roadway and Public Space, President ECF
  • Heather Allen, Walk21 – TBC
  • City of Ljubljana Representative – TBC

11:15-11:30: Coffee Break

11:30-12:30: Workshop Sessions – Round 1

  • What is the role of cities in promoting & enabling active mobility?
  • What is the role of civil society in promoting & enabling active mobility in Cities?
  • What is the role of business/private sector in promoting & enabling active mobility in Cities?

12:30-13:45: Lunch

14:00-15:00 : Workshop Sessions – Round 2

  • What is the role of cities in promoting & enabling active mobility?
  • What is the role of civil society in promoting & enabling active mobility in Cities?
  • What is the role of business/private sector in promoting & enabling active mobility in Cities?

15:00-15:30: Coffee Break

15:30-16:30: Workshop Sessions – Round 3

  • What is the role of cities in promoting & enabling active mobility?
  • What is the role of civil society in promoting & enabling active mobility in Cities?
  • What is the role of business/private sector in promoting & enabling active mobility in Cities?

16:30-17:00: Closing

  • ECF
  • Sport and Citizenship

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