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New Expert Group on Urban Mobility - Call for expression of interest for members representing local and regional authorities

Introduction and context

The Communication on the new EU Urban Mobility Framework (UMF) (COM(2021)811 final), adopted on 14 December 2021 as part of the Efficient and Green Mobility Package, states that a multi-level, integrated governance approach to manage urban mobility, is needed as part of the drive towards climate neutrality. According to it, ‘a reinforced platform for dialogue and the co-creation of new actions to implement the new EU urban mobility framework is needed with a stronger engagement of Member States and a better dialogue with cities, regions and stakeholders on all urban mobility issues. 

To this end, a relevant Commission Decision (C(2022) 5320) setting up the Commission expert group on urban mobility (the group) was adopted on 28 July 2022.

In accordance with Article 2 of the above-mentioned Decision, the group’s tasks shall be:
  1. to assist the Commission in implementing the new EU urban mobility framework;
  2. to advise and provide technical expertise to the Commission on developing and implementing future-proof and innovation-friendly legislation, policies, projects and programmes in the field of sustainable urban mobility, for example through recommendations, opinions, reports or analyses, contributing to a healthy urban environment;
  3. to develop cooperation and coordination between the Commission, Member States and stakeholders on questions relating to the implementation of EU legislation, programmes and policies in the field of urban mobility, including sustainable urban mobility planning, transport contingency preparedness and energy efficiency;
  4. to foster exchanges of experience and good practices in the field of sustainable urban mobility, including in cross-border regions;
  5. to advise the Commission on how to develop synergies between EU, national and regional funding and financing opportunities in research, innovation,  development and deployment of safe, healthy, energy efficient and sustainable urban mobility solutions for a better quality of life;
  6. to facilitate exchanges of information on initiatives, projects and partnerships on sustainable urban mobility, including the EU mission on climate-neutral and smart cities.
In accordance with Article 4 of the Commission Decision, the group's members shall be:
  • organisations in Member States or at EU level, active in or working on sustainable urban mobility, including environmental, mobility, safety, public health, passenger, consumer and civil society organisations, mobility services providers, transport operators, social partners, transport industry organisations, academia, research and innovation organisations, and European Groupings of Territorial Cooperation;
  • Member States' authorities at national, regional and local level;
  • other public entities where necessary, such as third countries' authorities (including candidate country authorities), as well as EU bodies, offices or agencies, and international organisations.