Registrations for Urban Mobility Days 2022 are now open

You can register now for Urban Mobility Days! Across three days, the event will tackle the key aspects of sustainable urban mobility, examining the biggest challenges and solutions.

Cities face critical challenges on the path to sustainable mobility, yet they also hold the key to action. More than 70% of Europeans live in cities, and urban areas account for around 23% of EU greenhouse gas emissions from transport. At the same time, European cities are home to some of the boldest and most innovative solutions for passenger and freight transit.

Urban Mobility Days addresses these key challenges. This bi-annual conference, jointly organised in 2022 by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Mobility & Transport (DG MOVE), and the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU, is a major event in the urban mobility calendar. After an online edition in 2020 due to COVID-19, the UMD Team will welcome delegates in person (with a virtual option available).

Urban Mobility Days provides a unique forum for policymakers, local authorities, academics, NGOs, urban transport practitioners, and urban planners to connect and discuss the way forward for a sustainable, innovative, and equitable future for Europe’s urban mobility.

POLIS' members have played a leading role in the Urban Mobility Days (UMD) over the last several years. In 2019, Groningen hosted the event, while POLIS colleagues and our member cities including Barcelona, Leuven, Helmond, and Madrid have taken to the stage to share their approaches to road safety, citizen engagement, Mobility as a Service, and other key sustainable transport issues.

Moving people and goods more sustainably

This year’s theme is ‘Moving people and goods more sustainably’; with a series of panel discussions, thematic sessions, exhibitions and side events, it is going to be as engaging as ever. Discussions range from boosting active travel to financing climate neutrality to Zero Emission Zones to reinforcing urban nodes on the TEN-T network, and of course SUMPs.

To link the European Commission’s urban mobility initiatives, this year’s conference coincides with European Mobility Week, which takes place from 16-22 September every year in over 3000 towns and cities in 50 countries worldwide.

As 2022 is the European Year of Youth, Urban Mobility Days puts the spotlight on young voices and views, to involve Europe’s young people on the path towards climate resilience.

Register now to secure your place!
Further information regarding the programme can be found on the official website.