Urban mobility policy makers’ education and training needs

The EIT Urban Mobility Competence Hub serve a wide variety of organizations with urban mobility transformation related education and training. The main two groups of learners are expected in the mobility industry and city staff working with urban mobility. However, needs can be expected to differ quite a lot between different areas and segments. The needs can be both regarding education areas or topics as well as how the education is made and what methodologies to apply. If better adjusting to specific needs the impact of education and training should be possible to increase.

State your view regarding the education and training need with the here focused segment, urban mobility policy makers. Is there a significant and general need, not met today and that requires our attention? Why is this not met today?

We should here focus on trying to understand the nature of the need, so please try to avoid discussing concrete solutions, even if it is difficult. Potential solutions will be discussed in the next step of the process.

6 thoughts on “Urban mobility policy makers’ education and training needs

  1. Whilst policy-making sets the broad context – policy – leadership from policy-makers on how to translate and apply regulations into practice would probably contribute to increase local capacity for the implementation of projects. This could be through the development and design of standards and frameworks for implementation for which there is a key need for training and knowledge development on effective management processes and structures for urban mobility actions.


  2. Stakeholder engagement processes and co-creation are key for successful implementation of solutions and policies. But how does this work? What does such stakeholder engagement process imply? Which stakeholders to involve? When to implement such process? What is the role of cities? Should cities lead on this? Increased knowledge on how to work with different stakeholders in the development of and implementation of new policies and solutions will increase its successful implementation and acceptance of the solution/policy.


  3. This area, including the needs mentioned in the comments, could be integrated in the city staff training area. As stated for the to city posts, this is very much a question of integrating eco-systems including a variety of stakeholders. And learn how to work together and with innovation. With a focus on co-creation. We bring this forward in the context of addressing a system of stakeholders rather than a specific offer to policy makers.

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  4. I also think something about integration of related policy fields would be useful. For example, how does SUMP fit together with climate protection or energy policy? Or land use planning and transport planning.


  5. Urban mobility policy makers have the challenge to shift cities’ mobility from cars towards more active and sustainable mobility services with public transport at their core. This will only work if citizens perceive it as a better alternative to their own cars or the likes of Uber. Unfortunately this is often not the case. Main reason is the perceived low quality of travel chains with public transport. Private transport providers often score much higher. Public transport could learn from quality leaders in the private transport sector and so increase their quality and attractiveness to support that shift. This would also address the EIT City Club Challenge Cluster 4 “Improve public transport service provision”.


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