2013 - 2016


The European project STARS (Sustainable Travel Accreditation and Recognition for Schools) gathered nine implementation partners around one common goal: to increase the number of pupils cycling to and from school, who would previously have been escorted by car.

The STARS project key results:

  • Eight cities trained and delivering the STARS programme.
  • Accreditation system: Development of a pan-European toolkit, guidance and website with 18 regional accreditation conferences and one pan-European STARS accreditation conference. Participation of at least 180 schools to the scheme.
  • Peer-to-peer engagement activities: Development of a Cycle Challenge website, at least 90 secondary schools engaged in peer-to-peer engagement activities through the STARS Youth Travel Ambassador Scheme; A pan-EU Cycle Challenge website focusing on the ‘Game generation’ – using a social media theory to allow schools and pupils with a tool to monitor, compare and stimulate cycling activities.

Key deliverables:

For more information, please visit STARS' page