SATELLITE facilitates cooperation among all stakeholders involved in CIVITAS Innovation Action (IA) and Research and Innovation Action (RIA) projects, recruits new stakeholders such as businesses, and seeks out, collects, analyses and disseminates information so that cities can lower barriers and hesitations to implement the effective, innovative solutions identified by the CIVITAS community.
SATELLITE functions as an anchor for the entire CIVITAS network. Its strategic goals are to:
The figure below illustrates SATELLITE’s main outputs and key tasks, and how the respective outputs, tasks and corresponding work packages interrelate with each other.
CIVITAS SATELLITE will actively contribute to achieving the goals of the CIVITAS work programme by:
CIVITAS 2020 seeks to drive innovative policies and technologies needed for the transformation towards cleaner, resource-efficient and competitive urban mobility and transport following a user-oriented approach. SATELLITE will contribute to these goals by coordinating the work of the IA (and to a lesser extent the RIA) projects and processing results into conclusions on effectiveness. The activities will form a European knowledge base on the effectiveness and impacts of solutions, especially those contributing significantly to the EC’s Urban Mobility Package goals by (1) improving the efficiency of urban transport, (2) mitigating the negative effects of transport effectively, and (3) contributing to CO2-free city logistics in major urban centres and phasing out conventionally-fuelled cars in cities by 2050.
In SATELLITE, Rupprecht Consult has several roles and is:
- coordinating the training and learning activities of the CIVITAS 2020 Projects
- supporting the e-learning activities of the CIVITAS 2020 Projects
- further developing the e-learning platform on sustainable urban mobility on the CIVITAS
Website (the CIVITAS Learning Centre)
- developing SATELLITE online courses and webinars