Rural development agents
rural development agents Mobirural aims at educating rural development agents that will act as multipliers for involving and activating the local communities. For the implementatio
Mobirural is a 30 months project financed by the ERASMUS KA202 program officially started on the 1 st of February 2022.
During this time Mobirural project aims to identify possible solutions to improve mobility in rural environments; developing a training course aimed to development agents, key players in the transmission of knowledge and implementation of solutions at local level.
The project will also develop a training and collaboration platform to promote good practices and policies for sustainable rural mobility, and lay the foundations for a future profile of rural mobility agent at European level.
Project is carried out by a Consortium of five partners from
FENICE Foundation (Italy) as lead partner), Innogestiona Ambiental (Spain), Institute for Climate, Energy and Mobility Protection (Germany), ITS (Intelligent Transport systems) (Romania) and Diputación de Badajoz (Spain)
Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are considered one of the main causes of Earth’s climate change.
Transport is Europe’s biggest source of CO2, responsible for the emission of over a quarter of all greenhouse gases.
Transport emissions have increased by a quarter since 1990 in the EU increasing at its fastest pace since 2001.
Mobility policies must play a decisive role in contributing to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, providing more sustainable forms of mobility that can also make an important contribution to mitigating climate change.
However, policy focuses have essentially been put on the major urban centers, forgetting mobility between urban and rural areas and mobility within rural areas.
Rural areas present specific challenges such as the low density of population, fast depopulation, large distances between towns, the ageing of the population, higher poverty rates and in many occasions bad connections with airports/railway/road nodes.
An adequate sustainable mobility scenario in rural areas will facilitate the possibility to access work, education or services and can make an important contribution to mitigating climate change and depopulation.
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