European Mobility Week
European Mobility Week (EMW) is the European Commission’s flagship awareness-raising campaign on sustainable urban mobility. It promotes behavioural change in favour of active mobility, public transport, and other clean, intelligent transport solutions.
The main event takes place from 16-22 September each year, culminating in the popular Car-Free Day. Local authorities are encouraged to use the main week to try out innovative planning measures, promote new infrastructure and technologies, measure air quality, and get feedback from the public.
With more towns and cities joining every year, and with its huge media appeal, the campaign is widely recognised as a driving force towards sustainable urban mobility in Europe and beyond.
Sharing the activities held between 16-22 September on social media with the #MobilityWeek, #MobilityWeek #TBB hashtags to encourage pedestrian and bicycle mobility and raise awareness will enhance visibility.
Every year, European Mobility Week is organized around a specific theme. The theme for 2019 is "Safe Walking and Cycling," the topic for 2020 is "Zero-Emission Mobility for All," and the theme for 2021 is "Sustainable Transport: Healthy and Safe Mobility." The theme of European Mobility Week 2022 will be announced in March 2022.
Participation in the European Mobility Week, which will focus on diverse themes in the next years, will allow our country's municipalities to share knowledge and experience. Approximately 3000 municipalities from 53 countries organized activities throughout the week in 2020; by 2021, this number had increased to 3184 municipalities from 53 countries.
European Mobility Week Awards recognise local authorities judged to have done the most to raise awareness of sustainable mobility during EU European Mobility Week (16-22 September).
Only 'Golden Participants' who have signed the Charter are eligible to apply for the awards. Local authorities that complete all three participation criteria - organising activities focused on sustainable mobility during the week, implementing one or more permanent transport measures, or holding a ‘Car-Free-Day’ – are referred to as 'Golden participants'.
The winners of the awards are chosen by an independent panel of transport experts. The European Mobility Week Awards are given out in two categories: one for municipalities larger than 100,000 inhabitants, and one for smaller municipalities under this threshold.
Alongside from commission awards, the Union of Municipalities of Türkiye rewards our municipalities who participate in European Mobility Week. Metropolitan municipalities, municipalities with a population of over 100,000, and municipalities with a population of less than 100,000 received awards.
The awards are intended to encourage successful campaigns and increase knowledge of the impact of local action in the field of sustainable urban transportation.