MAMBA webinar series. Webinar #3: How can mobility policies open the road for better mobility and accessibility in rural areas? 

17 September 2020
This event is online

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.custom2 2

Webinar #3: How can mobility policies open the road for better mobility and accessibility in rural areas? (click to register)

17 September, 10:00 CET 

During the previous webinars, we developed an understanding of the situation and learned how everyone could make a change on a very practical level. But mobility is not just a local responsibility of practitioners on the ground. Let’s switch one level up: how can decision-makers contribute to better conditions for innovative approaches to mobility and accessibility in rural Europe? We will gather experts from politics, administration and academia to discuss how decision-makers can contribute to tackling these challenges.

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.