POLIS Annual Conference 2020

Online
November 30, December 3

POLIS Annual Conference 2020

The POLIS Annual Conference provides an opportunity for cities and regions to showcase their transport achievement to large audience of mobility experts, practitioners and decision makers.


Winning hearts and minds, accelerating sustainable change

What are the underlying mechanisms of behavioural change? Is COVID-19 a life-changing moment that offers an opportunity for adapting deeply rooted mobility habits and moving onto a fast track towards sustainable change? What are the underlying socio-economic aspects that determine the acceptance of new mobility measures by citizens? Or do we just need political will and courage?

In the opening plenary session we will explore these questions with Daniel Helldén, Vice-Mayor of Stockholm, Giulio Mattioli, transport researcher at the Dortmund Technical University, and Lucy Saunders of Healthy Streets.

The keynote speaker will be Maarten Tjallingii, Dutch former professional cyclist and advocate of sustainable mobility.


Green dealing for green healing

This plenary session will draw the POLIS conference to a close and will discuss the need for a green recovery from the current health crisis.

The European Commissioner for Transport, Adina Vălean, will give a keynote speech about how to reach the transport ambitions linked to the European Green Deal and the urban dimension of the upcoming Strategy for a Sustainable and Smart Mobility.

Our keynote speaker will be Robin Chase, co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest carsharing company in the world. On our panel will be Mohamed Ridouani, Mayor of Leuven, Harriët Tiemens, Deputy Mayor of Nijmegen, David Belliard, Deputy Mayor of Paris, Anabel Diaz Calderon, Uber and the European Coordinator for Road Safety and Sustainable Mobility, Matthew Baldwin.


Urban mobility green deal makers summit

In the Urban Mobility Green Deal-Makers Summit, city and regional stakeholders will engage with EU representatives around how local and regional transport can contribute to the EU Green Deal. Find out more here.

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