The City of Budapest won the latest edition of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award, while the MOBILITYACTION Award was won by Nudgd.

Magda Kopczyńska, Director-General of DG MOVE welcomed participants. The ceremony took place at the prestigious La Bellone in the Belgian capital of Brussels. The historic centre for arts and theatre was the perfect venue to award the winners, who were selected from a group of three finalists per award by an independent jury of mobility experts.

Also participating in the ceremony were Herald Ruijters, Deputy Director-General of DG MOVE and Georges Gilkinet, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Mobility of Belgium, as representative of the Belgian presidency of the Council of the EU. Both winners and finalists were recognised for their dedication to sustainable urban mobility and the implementation of the 2023 annual campaign theme 'Save Energy'.

POLIS Network is proud of its member Budapest (Hungary) for winning the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award, which honours the organisation of a very ambitious car-free weekend, the setup of detailed plans to pedestrianise the Danube embankment, as well as an exchange of best practices and cooperation with Vienna to promote best practices in walking and cycling. The Hungarian capital won against the two other ambitious finalists Amadora (Portugal) and Innsbruck (Austria). 


The MOBILITYACTION Award was launched by the European Commission in 2022 to acknowledge excellence in mobility management and sustainable transport initiatives with concrete impacts and potential for transferability. This additional award originated from the idea to broaden the scope of EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK to other entities beyond cities - such as businesses, civil society organisations, institutions, or local administrations, and to further promote and support the concept of mobility management. The MOBILITYACTION Award is coordinated by POLIS Network. 

The MOBILITYACTION Award was awarded to Nudgd (Sweden), for their innovative online platform leveraging behavioural science to encourage sustainable transport for primary school guardians and staff in the city of Helsingborg. The other finalists of the MOBILITYACTION award were GSK (Belgium) and Nahverkehrsgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH (NVBW) (Germany). 

More information

Video from the ceremony, finalists, and winners can be found on the campaign’s YouTube channel 

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