European Mobility Week 2022 - professional event at the Medical School

Transport is an important pillar of our quality of life and working conditions. It matters how much of our time and financial resources we use up, the quality of our daily journeys and the environmental impact we can achieve. The issue of mobility has become one of the central issues not only globally but also locally, both because of the pandemic and because of the historically unprecedented escalation in hydrocarbon prices.

In the context of the European Mobility Week, which will take place between 16th and 22nd September for the twenty-first time, the University of Pécs not only aims to promote environmentally friendly and sustainable urban transport in general - partly in response to the changing market environment - but also to highlight the University's Mobility Strategy. The topic of the Mobility Strategy of the UP is particularly topical because this year's European Mobility Week is organized around the motto "Connect", which is aimed at strengthening the coordination between transport stakeholders.

The University of Pécs is also preparing for the Mobility Week with a number of events within the framework of the Green University Program, and on the opening day of the Week, Friday 16th September, between 10:00 and 12:00, it will organize a Professional Day in the building of the Medical School, where, in addition to presentations on good practices, a panel discussion will be held to review the most important problems affecting the University of Pécs and to summarize current efforts and actions related to mobility. In addition to the invited eminent experts, the discussion will also include a "user side", so that the bus, cycling, scooter and, not least, car community of the UP can share their opinions and experiences with the experts, hopefully shaping the audience's views on sustainable urban transport and mobility through a lively debate.

The professional exchange of views will take place in the 1st floor conference room of the old theoretical block of the Medical School (12 Szigeti Road, Pécs) and will be accompanied by light, playful outdoor activities, including skill contests and the opportunity to learn about and test various electric, alternative means of transport.

The professional day is part of the UniMob project.

The UniMob project, which has been running since September 2021, aims to improve the transport situation on university campuses, reducing car traffic by promoting more sustainable modes of transport.

With the first phase of the project successfully completed in 2021, EIT Mobility has provided the opportunity to continue with new higher education institutions to jointly identify the main challenges of university mobility. In total, the partnership (Logframe Ltd, Northern University - Croatia, UP) involved six universities, including one Polish and one Czech university.

In the framework of the application, the Chancellery intends to carry out three interlinked actions:

  1. To build a public space in which opinions on mobility can be heard, challenges can be discussed and a consensus on the development of mobility can be built.
  2. To base mobility planning decisions on a survey as close as possible to representative
  3. To prepare a medium to long-term mobility strategy for the university.

The event is free of charge for all interested parties, but registration is required (after entering the Neptun/EHA code and password, you can access the registration area by clicking on the login button at the top of the page). In this way, we will be able to ensure that additional university students can take up the places available!

The registration form will be available from 08:00 (Thursday) 8th September 2022.

We reserve the right to change the program!