Sustainable development and especially sustainable transport exist more in theory than in reality in all V4 countries. That is why it is still an open question how to make strategies more effective and ideas real. Many initiatives and NGOs arose in each country to help their cities and towns improve this situation. They have been implementing many activities for years and finally started to be successful and have reached positive results. The situation varies from country to country. There are many different public approaches and a different know-how within the V4 countries.
The main objective of this project is to promote the V4 cooperation in the field of the sustainable transport by the creation of the common platform of the V4 NGOs to share their experiences and the best examples. It will help to develop stronger and more sophisticated voice to be better heard in public and thus to communicate and cooperate more effectively with municipalities.
Sustainable transport conference
The main activity of the project was a 3 days long Conference for the V4 NGOs that took place 24.-26. 10. 2011 in Prague.
During the Conference all project partners presented their work, ideas and examples of the best practices and discussed.
First day, after the arrival of the participants, the Conference has started in the coworking space for meeting, innovation and entrepreneurship Hub Prague (http://prague.the-hub.net). Oživení, as a host organisation, has welcome all the guests and then the representatives of Oživení have presented its main activities and goals on the field of sustainable transport to the participants. 2 experts presented in 4 presentations educational activities of the organisation, awareness raising campaigns, programme Safe Routes to School and the system of making and developing of school mobility plans in Prague schools.
Second day all partner organisations presented their work and achievements in the premises of the Big Town Hall Club, Old Town Square, Prague 1. The meeting was visited by Jaroslav Mach, officer from the Prague Town Hall, Department of Transport, who talked about collaboration of a city with Oživení on the programme Safe Routes to School.
Last day we organized a bike-ride in the streets of Prague on electric bikes commented by accompanied traffic designer. The aim of the bike-ride was to show some places of Prague to the participants of the Conference which where revitalised and made better for pedestrians and/or cyclists as a result of activities of Oziveni.
The main output of the Conference is a short publication containing the profiles of all participating organizations and a common declaration where the platform is formulated and its activities are set. All partners launched their further cooperation and a new V4 project will be set and submitted.
- For more information about the conference click here.
- Programme of the conference
- Photos from the conference
- Press release 27. 10. 2011
The conference was financially supported by International Visegrad Fund. The bikes for participants were provided by PREkolo.