Nearly 40 CIVITAS DYN@MO consortium partners met in Palma, 13-14 May 2014 to reflect on the achievements which the project has made after 18 months. The 2nd project Consortium Meeting was dedicated to risk assessment and process evaluation which is a crucial part of any CIVITAS project.
During the 2 days meeting, the consortium focused on discussing the achievements made and the challenges faced so far relating them to the wider scope of the CIVITAS initiative.
The meeting provided a great opportunity for DYN@MO partners, especially the Measure Leaders from Aachen, Gdynia, Koprivnica and Palma, to discuss together the positive experiences but also the challenges they have encountered regarding the implementation of different measures. Barriers and drivers to implementation on project and measure level were reviewed. Bringing together partners from four cities that can together improve their mobility planning processes and develop solutions for common problems was stated to be one of the key advantages of the CIVITAS DYN@MO project.
One of the meeting highlights was the handover of the DYN@MO token in the presence of the European Commission. Eckard Larosch from Aachen on behalf of Gisela Nacken, the Mobility Councillor of the city of Aachen, handed over the DYN@MO token to Gabriel Vallejo, the Mobility Councillor of the city of Palma.
Immediately after the Consortium Meeting, on 14-15 May 2014, the 2nd edition of the DYN@MO Summer University – Implementing city and citizen friendly electric vehicles took place. About 100 students, researchers, entrepreneurs, private sector and public sector representatives participated to learn and exchange on electromobility as a means of sustainable transport. Several DYN@MO and external experts shared their knowledge and practical experiences on how cities can implement new electromobility technologies and what are the barriers and benefits. A documentation of the summer university, including all the presentations that were held, will be available shortly.