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The Y4PT Global Transport Hackathon series (http://www.y4pt.org/projects/hackathon) was acknowledged by the European Mobility Week Secretariat as one of the best practices of 2017. As a part of this recognition, the Y4PT-UITP Foundation was invited to lead a workshop session to share this initiative with the audience in the framework of the Ceremony of the European Mobility Week Awards 2017, which was handed over by the European Commission in the Belgian capital of Brussels on the 21th of March of 2018.
On the European Mobility Week series
The European Mobility Week campaign runs from 16-22 September each year, providing towns and cities with an opportunity to test out sustainable transport alternatives. By encouraging individuals to choose sustainable transport modes such as walking and cycling, we can lower our carbon emissions, improve the quality of our air, and make our urban areas more pleasant places to live and work.
2017 was the most successful edition of European Mobility Week to date, with over 2,500 towns and cities participating.
On the Y4PT Global Transport Hackathon series
Launched in 2016, the Y4PT Global Transport Hackathon series is the world’s top leading transport innovation contest. Each year Y4PT promotes the organization of local transport hackathons around the world, in different cities, by combining the best of boundless human creativity and the benefits of current information and communications technologies (ICTs) in collaborative environments, with the aim of advancing transport sector towards sustainability. Front-runners from each local transport hackathon challenge each other in a global final round for unveiling the world’s best groundbreaking transport solutions. Winning projects of the Y4PT Global Transport Hackathon series are announced and exhibited in the framework of major international scenarios such as the UITP Global Public Transport Summit series, which is the world’s oldest, largest and most important sustainable transport event.
On the Y4PT-UITP Foundation
With over 133 years of history, the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) is the only spokesperson for the public transport sector worldwide, representing the interests of all stakeholders, including authorities, operators, supply industry, academic-research centers, civil society, among others. Established more than 13 years ago by the UITP, the Youth For Public Transport (Y4PT) Foundation is the leading global youth network on sustainable transport.
“MobilityAction In The Spotlight” acticle on #Y4PThackathon: http://www.mobilityweek.eu/action-in-the-spotlight/y4pt-transport-hackathon-series/
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