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News article3 October 2023European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency

New CORDIS Results Pack: Building sustainable transportation systems accessible to all

This new brochure highlights 11 projects, managed by CINEA and funded by the EU's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, that are plotting a route to an inclusive, accessible, and fair transport system for all European citizens.

Building sustainable transportation systems accessible to all
© European Union, 2023

The EU is developing a transport system that will enable all its citizens to travel seamlessly and independently. Across Europe, work is being carried out to increase the connectivity, accessibility and inclusivity of transport systems. The aim is to foster mobility as a universal right, which is essential to access other rights such as housing, work, education and health.

An inclusive transport system provides ease of movement and ensures unrestricted access to jobs and services for all potential passengers and people, no matter their circumstances. These include people of different ages, gender, economic or social status, hereunder ethnic minorities and people with temporary or permanent vulnerabilities or disabilities.

Currently, over 80 million Europeans have a long-term disability that may include physical, mental, sensory or intellectual challenges. While disabled citizens are at a high risk of social exclusion, making all transport modes available to them is a means to safeguard their mobility rights, their access to necessary services (housing, work, health, education, recreation, etc.) and thus their active participation in society.

This CORDIS Results Pack focuses on 11 projects funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 research programme. The projects explore themes such as: 

  • Women’s participation in the transport sector, be it as users or employees;
  • Accessibility of transport services for vulnerable groups, people with disabilities or reduced mobility, and;
  • How new lifestyles and value systems, or environmental and climate concerns are re-shaping our transport system and leading to a new mobility culture.

This Results Pack is available in six languages (DE, EN, ES, FR, IT, PL).