The Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge promotes participation in the 20th edition of the European Mobility Week


The Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (MITECO) joins once again the convening of the European Mobility Week (SEM), which will celebrate its twentieth edition from September 16 to 22. Registration to participate is now open and available at www.mobilityweek.eu, and will end in mid-September. This year, the chosen motto is "For mobility without emissions".

European Mobility Week is a campaign aimed at sensitizing both policy-makers and European citizens about the negative consequences of excessive car use in the city for public health and the environment. At the same time, remember the benefits of using sustainable transport such as cycling or walking. The proposal aims to find new solutions that allow reducing the problems derived from transport, through the exchange of experiences, which are then transmitted to the municipalities of the countries participating in the initiative.

The European Commission has chosen emission-free mobility as the theme for this edition. The European Union encourages citizens to promote the use of low-emission means of transport, in urban movements of people and goods, to achieve greater efficiency, speed, savings and sustainability.

Spain, leader in participation

Since its inception in 2000, Spain has led the participation in the European Mobility Week. Last year, of the 3,136 European cities that joined the initiative, 561 cities were Spanish. At the same time of the 8,070 permanent measures that were presented, 2,202 came from Spanish municipalities.

In past editions the SEM has had a great reception among civil society, social organizations, institutions and companies, which have joined activities related to sustainable mobility to raise awareness among citizens about the benefit of choosing non-polluting modes of transport . During 2019, 238 good practices were carried out in Spain, with 135 participants.

The Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, as national coordinator of the European project, is in charge of the dissemination and support of this initiative, which is part of the policies it is carrying out, both in terms of quality of air, climate change, circular economy, among others.

The initiative, launched in 2000, was originally known as "The city without my car". From 2002 this proposal was integrated into what we now know as "The European Mobility Week". The SEM is held between September 16 and 22 of each year to promote sustainable mobility and encourage the development of good practices and permanent measures in the field of mobility. The key day for this week is September 22, known as "Car Free Day."

For more information you can consult our website:

https://www.miteco.gob.es/es/calidad-y-evaluacion-ambiental/temas/medio-ambiente-urbano/movilidad/

If you belong to a city council or to an organization or company and have an interest in adhering to the European Mobility Week 2020, you can contact us by phone to discuss issues related to this matter: 91 322 65 70/66 39.

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