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The TROLLEY Movie – 18 stakeholders across Central Europe speak with one voice!

The TROLLEY movie is another piece of the puzzle of TROLLEY’s promotion activities to shape a new and more positive image of trolleybuses in Europe. The movie is based on interviews with local and regional stakeholders, which were performed in our TROLLEY partner cities Salzburg (Austria), Brno (Czech Republic), Eberswalde (Germany), Parma (Italy), Gdynia (Poland) and Szeged (Hungary). The movie highlights advantages of trolleybuses and raises hopes in what could be improved in the future to raise awareness of trolleybuses as smart, clean and green solution for urban public transportation. Please find the video here or watch it on YouTube.

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SYNAPTIC Round Table on Demographic Change, 13 March 2012

SYNAPTIC invites experts on ageing and mobility to discuss future policy needs

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Cycling project PRESTO ends successfully

The cycling project PRESTO - promoting cycling as a daily transport mode - funded in the framework of the Intelligent Energy - Europe programme ended in January 2012 after 33 months of successful transnational cooperation between 12 European partner organisations. The project's success stories encompass the publication of 4 policy guides and 25 fact sheets on cycling promotion, infrastructure and pedelecs (in different languages), 7 e-learning courses for starter cycling cities and a number of local activities in the five PRESTO cities Bremen, Grenoble, Tczew, Venice and Zagreb. The project's final meeting took place in December 2011 in Cologne. A final brochure - prepared in 6 languages - presents the project's lessons learnt and recommendations (download it below).Rupprecht Consult was the coordinator of PRESTO. More information on PRESTO: www.presto-cycling.eu

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Training workshop on strategic communication and life after the end of CIVITAS-ELAN

During the 15th ELAN project meeting that was held in Graz from 24-26 January 2012 a training workshop was held on strategic communication and life after the end of the ELAN project to which ELAN invited three representatives from previous CIVITAS projects.

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SYNAPTIC Awards for Excellence in Seamless Mobility

The INTERREG Northwest Europe cluster project SYNAPTIC has established the SYNAPTIC Awards for Excellence in Seamless Mobility to recognise initiatives leading toward seamless mobility in Europe. If you have implemented something innovative, this is your opportunity to gain recognition (and win prizes!) for your work. How to enter: Submit a description of your initiative in the form of an Eltis case study here. (Note: you must create a log-in to enter).Eligibility: all case studies carried out in Europe fitting under the 3 categories below and submitted to Eltis between 1 January 2011 and 31 January 2012 are eligible to win.Categories: The best multimodal door-to-door travel solution (Eltis category: Intermodality) The best public transport solution (Eltis category: Collective passenger transport) The best development process or implementation of a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (Eltis category: Transport planning) Prizes: The winner in each category will receive free travel, [...]

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SUMP training series in 25 European countries starts with event at the Lithuanian Parliament

In 2012, a team of experts appointed by the European Commission is delivering 35 seminars and experience exchange events on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans in national languages all over Europe.

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PRESTO's lessons learnt brochure out now!

The Lessons Learnt Brochure is the final report of the PRESTO project, summarising its main achievements and recommendations from 33 months of experience and practical knowledge in building cycling cultures in five European cities: Bremen, Grenoble, Tczew, Venice and Zagreb; cities with different cycling conditions, modal splits, starting situations and local challenges.This document sums up our main recommendations for different aspects of cycling infrastructure, cycling promotion and pedelecs, structured by “starter”, “climber” and “champion” cycling cities. It is intended for local and regional authorities across Europe, bicycle retailers, European institutions and NGOs, or anyone who is working on building a cycling culture.Get an English copy right here (more language versions are available here).

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SYNAPTIC Transnational Scenario Development

International student teams take on journey audits across northwest Europe

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PRESTO: final event in Cologne

Sharing European experiences in cycling policies

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PRESTO Final Event in Cologne

December 7 in Cologne

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New office

On October 1, 2001, Rupprecht Consult moved to downtown Cologne

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10th BAPTS partner meeting and conference in Darmstadt

On 28 and 30 September 2011, the 10th BAPTS partnership meeting took place in Darmstadt, Germany. The BAPTS partners combined this meeting with a public one-day conference entitled Future-Ready Public Transport. The day included various aspects of modern public transport addressed by invited speakers as well as by the BAPTS project partners on the innovations implemented in their local contexts within the scope of the BAPTS project.

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SUMP Guidelines available now

The European Commission's Action Plan on Urban Mobility calls for an increase in the take-up of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans in Europe. To meet this need, new SUMP Guidelines have been produced within the Eltisplus SUMP project. The document explains how to develop and implement a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan.

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MOVE Project reaching out to Turkey and Poland

MOVE partners organised two outreach workshops to disseminate the research and the lessons of experiences to organisations outside the consortium. The MOVE Outreach Workshop on "Disaster Risk Management and Vulnerability Assessment: EU – Turkey Experiences Exchange" was held on 15-16 September 2011. In Poland, the MOVE outreach workshop was embedded in the meeting of the CHANGES project in Stryszawa on 22 September 2011.

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Final report to BBSR reserach project submitted

Public-private partnerships in transnational cooperation - possibilities and limitations. Rupprecht Consult submitted final report.

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ELAN city Brno visited by CiViTAS Pointer

On August 5 and 6, the CiViTAS monitoring project will come to Brno to take a look at the city's achievements in sustainable urban mobility

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5th World Congress of Cities for Mobility successfully concluded

Rupprecht Consult team members participated in the event in Stuttgart

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9th BAPTS partner meeting, Liège tram conference and SYNAPTIC launch event

The 9th BAPTS partner meeting took place in Liège, Belgium on 9 June 2011. The BAPTS partners took advantage of the opportunity offered by this meeting to organise the day before a half-day conference on various aspects of the introduction of a tram network in the city and region of Liège, the hosting partner. In addition, the new Northwest Europe cluster project, SYNAPTIC – including BAPTS and three other NWE projects – was officially launched.

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“ELAN Youth on the Move” – CIVITAS-ELAN Youth Congress

From 24 to 26 May 2011 the ELAN City of Brno hosted the first ever Youth Congress held within the CIVITAS Initiative. Eight pupils aged between 15 and 17 from each ELAN city gathered in Brno to experience a fun and productive get-together learning more about sustainable public transport and CIVITAS-ELAN.

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AENEAS Final Conference: conference report now available

The final AENEAS conference on 8 April in Brussels reviewed the challenges of demographic change, illustrated how the proposed activities fit into advanced urban mobility policies, and demonstrated how other cities can apply the innovative measures developed and piloted by the five AENEAS cities.

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