The EUKN Policy Lab on Urban Mobility took place in Prague together with the Ministry of Regional Development on the 14th December 2016. It engaged urban planning experts from the Universities of Manchester and Delft as well as from the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations.
Urban Mobility is set as a priority topic in the Czech Agenda, and now involved in the Urban Agenda partnership, this topic acquires a new European dimension for the country. The theme of this Policy Lab was defined in light of the new Urban Agenda for the EU partnership on Urban Mobility. Since Czech Republic is the State coordinator for this partnership, this Policy Lab aimed at identifying bottlenecks as well as providing several action points to engage with.
David Koppitz introduced the event by giving a first insight on the Urban mobility partnership. Mr. Lotringen gave an overview of the Urban Agenda and its current state of affairs. Sustainable mobility and mobility at EU and national levels were the two key topics of this Policy Lab: thus, these topics were covered by the two experts, Gonçalo Correia and Nuno Pinto through keynotes.
The workshops were divided into three topics: EU funding, EU regulation, Knowledge exchange. Each workshop had to set priorities and develop actions.
This Policy Lab aimed at setting off the Urban Agenda for the EU partnership in early 2017. In 2017 another Policy Lab for Czech Republic was organised as a follow-up, also on the topic of Urban Mobility and on the actions undertaken by the partnership so far.