MAMBA webinar series. Webinar #1: Setting the scene, exploring the challenge.

03 September 2020
This event is online

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Due to the latest disruptions caused by the spread of COVID-19, MAMBA project has decided to postpone the Final Conference until September 2020 and change its format into a three-part digital event.

We hope you will join us for the “No future for rural Europe? Breaking the vicious circle with successful mobility and accessibility ideas” conference, which we will hold as a series of webinars on the 3, 10 and 17 September 2020, 10:00-11:30 CET.

Webinar #1: Setting the scene, exploring the challenge  (click to register)

3 September, 10:00 CET 

The first in an instalment of three webinars will focus on setting the scene and exploring what the challenges surrounding rural mobility are. The webinar will feature presentations from relevant figures within the area of mobility, as well as the possibility to join smaller sessions, with the option of exchanging knowledge about a range of topics, including gender questions, transport poverty and more. Following the keynote of Laurie Pickup, our MAMBA partners will walk through the social, economic, legal and cultural conditions that influence the success and failure of rural mobility innovations.

We promise three webinars full of exciting stories, insightful discussions and inspiring speakers!

Look at the agenda of the event for more details on the programme.

About the project

“Almost two years ago the bus stopped driving in our area, and since then there are difficulties to get to the county centre.” This quote belongs to a local of the Mazsalaca County, in Latvia, but it might as well belong to any other resident living in one of Europe’s remote, rural areas.

With decreasing and ageing populations in many rural areas in the Baltic Sea Region, it is becoming increasingly challenging to keep up public transport and other services that depend on mobility, such as home care or home deliveries. This reduced accessibility of services impacts the life quality of people living outside urban centres. For the past three years, MAMBA project has been trying to meet this challenge by introducing Rural Mobility Solutions in areas that have been affected by the lack of public transport opportunities.