Gordon Keymer, the Committee of the Regions’ spokesperson on transport in remote areas, organised a session on “Mobility for challenged regions”, at the Committee of the Regions (CoR), on 7th October 2014, during the Open Days. 140 participants came to learn more about the CoR Opinion on how to increase mobility in challenged regions i.e in mountains, islands, remote and outermost regions.
The European Commission was invited to present the existing initiative on urban mobility and encouraged the participants to do some lobbying in order to give to rural mobility the same visibility as urban mobility at EU level.
From the civil society, Marie Clotteau, from Euromontana, was invited to present the situation in mountain areas. Several good practices already exist in mountains, as seen in our Move on Green (MOG) project, but they have to be adapted and transferred to further increase sustainable mobility in mountain areas. In addition, the European Commission should publish a green paper on rural mobility and adapt the EU funding schemes for transport to the specificities of rural mobility. This is one of the key recommendations of Move on Green project in order to achieve to develop sustainable mobility for all in mountain areas.2 November 2014