Partner countries share the common disadvantage of having accessible cycling infrastructure and paths, even if they are not fully disposed by local citizens. Indeed, the majority of locals access these cycling infrastructures only for sport and touristic reasons. This results in a waste of public money and nullification of the local environmental policies efforts made by the partner administrations towards more sustainable and healthier mobility habits, in order to reduce climate change effects by minimizing the environmental impact of private cars on the local environmental ecosystems. This clearly explains why, partner countries wish to induce local citizens to use alternative means of transportation, as bike, whose lower environmental impact is scientifically demonstrated. Indeed, local authorities observed the fact that only by enabling behavioural and mindset changes of inhabitants towards the use of sustainable means of transport, like bike, in their ordinary daily activities, they could effectively contribute to the reduction of air pollution and so to achievement of the sustainable development goal on climate action.
The project TRANSIT aims at raising awareness, while stimulating behavioural change, about sustainable mobility through the development of informal training paths for workers, families, and young adults, by stressing the importance of using more sustainable means of transportations as part of broader efforts at EU level towards the creation of a more sustainable and healthier society.
The specific objectives are:
1. To develop innovative learning methods through which local civil servants and decision makers could bring about change in the attitude of citizens, in particular workers, families and young adults in relation to the theme of sustainable mobility.
2. To create informal learning opportunities among workers, families, and young adults, aimed at increasing knowledge on environmental challenges, in particular the mobility challenge, and related solutions applicable at local level
3. To promote a behavioural change among adult learners, namely workers, families and young adults by rising awareness and engaging them in positive actions pertaining sustainable mobility.
The project activities include:
6 transnational project meetings
1 training seminar
4 Multiplier Events
3 Intellectual Outputs
The main expected results will be the creation of innovative tools and methods promoting sustainable mobility through which will be possible to train Civil servants and political representatives dealing with mobility and sustainability. The project will also increase the involvement of adult learners in informal learning paths about healthy habits and behaviours to be adopted by the target groups, namely workers, families, and young adults.
In order to achieve the above-mentioned objectives, during project’s lifetime the partnership will develop the following Intellectual Outputs:
IO1 – The first intellectual output consists of a background analysis of the knowledge of partner countries on sustainable mobility to understand how much has been done so far by the partner organizations around the issue and what has been the impact and effectiveness of the past efforts/initiatives on mobility habits of local citizens.
IO2 –The intellectual output 2 will envisage the production of two E-learning modules based on the testing of the informal learning strategies identified as best practices resulted from the C1 seminar.
IO3 – The third intellectual output will be a Toolbox dedicated to support local civil servants in the promotion and raising awareness on sustainable mobility among young adults, workers, and families with the aim to change their mobility habits.