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This website contains a large library of e-learning resources about all aspects of sustainable mobility. Below you can filter this collection of past eCourses, recorded webinars, presentations held at webinars, training material, etc. By selecting multiple criteria you will narrow down the search results. If you leave a filter empty, it is the same as if you selected all options in a given field.

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Webinar

Apr 2018
Free
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ELIPTIC Webinar series

ELIPTIC’s use cases have shown how existing electric public transport infrastructure (trolleybus, metro and tram sub-stations) could be used as charging infrastructure for other electric vehicles such as e-buses, pedelecs, e-cars/ taxis, e-vans and e-utility trucks. For the safe operation of this multi-purpose infrastructure, different approaches were made use of taking into account infrastructure and vehicle types as well as local context conditions, such as energy capacities of the grid, the institutional set-up and regulatory frameworks.

In the 3rd and final ELIPTIC webinar, which took place on 9 April 2018 from 11:00 to 12:30 CET, we presented some of the lessons learnt within the project related to the topic of using electric public transport infrastructure for the charging of other e-vehicles. After a short introduction into the work of the ELIPTIC project and the use cases related to the webinar’s topic (Henning Günter, Rupprecht Consult), the presenters showed different aspects related to the multi-purpose use of electric public transport infrastructure. This included direct insights from two ELIPTIC cities covering both technical aspects in the provision of metro infrastructure for the charging of TfL’s service vehicles (David Talbot, TfL) and planning aspects that need to be taken into consideration when using Barcelona’s metro and tram network for the charging of e-cars (Oscar Puigdollers, B:SM). A final presentation gave insight into the findings looking at e-mobility from an energy law perspective highlighting legal and regulatory challenges that were encountered within the project (Hartwig von Bredow, von Bredow Valentin Herz). 

Contacts

h.guenter@rupprecht-consult.eu
ELIPTIC Project Team Henning Günter
This Webinar was created under the project:

ELIPTIC

This course was funded by:

Horizon 2020

Webinar

Apr 2017
Free
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ELIPTIC Webinar Series

Simulation tools help public authorities in the planning of e-bus systems and electrification of their fleets. They are an integral part of the work in the use cases of Pillar A “Safe integration of e-Buses using existing electric public transport infrastructure” of the ELIPTIC project. After a short introduction into the work of the ELIPTIC project and the use cases related to the webinar’s topic, the presenters from the research organisations RWTH Aachen, Fraunhofer IVI and Vrije Universiteit Brussel showed different aspects of simulation that help in the planning of e-buses. This included the presentation of a software-based approach to find the optimal technical configuration for the use of e-buses on different routes by Fabian Meishner, RWTH Aachen. These calculations are a helpful tool to build sound business cases for the long-term use of electric bus systems. An example was also given of the results of a vehicle simulation-based feasibility study of converting a Diesel bus line with hybrid trolleybuses (by extending the existing trolleybus line) in a rural area in the East of Germany (Dr.-Ing Thoralf Knote, Fraunhofer IVI). Hybrid trolleybuses have an on-board energy storage which enables a fully electric operation without catenaries. Finally, the webinar addressed design questions and charging strategies for e-buses, exemplified in the case of Brussels (Prof. Dr. Omar Hegazy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel).

Contacts

learning@rupprecht-consult.eu
Rupprecht Consult Henning Günter, Yannick Bousse
This Webinar was created under the project:

ELIPTIC

This course was funded by:

Horizon 2020

eCourse

Oct 2016
Free
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CIVITAS essentials

When considering the quality of urban mobility decisions, most CIVITAS cities involve a wide range of stakeholders in the measure development process. Through consultations, local communities are empowered and get a sense of ownership of results. At the same time, the level of interaction between decision makers and the target of their decisions is substantially increased, thus enhancing measure completeness, giving stakeholders a better understanding of the planned mobility measures and reducing later opposition to urban mobility. Involving the public has added value, but where to start? In this e-course we explain what public involvement is and why you should involve the public and stakeholders. Step by step, we show you an approach for public participation, including evaluation. After completing this e-course, you will be able to design your own participation process.
E-course was developed in cooperation with Mobiel 21.

Contacts

training@civitas.eu, learningcentre@civitas.eu, info@dtvconsultants.nl
CiViTAS Learning Centre Mobiel21
This eCourse was created under the project:

CAPITAL, CIVITAS

eCourse

Aug 2016
Free
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CIVITAS thematic course

There are over 500 urban vehicle access regulations (UVARs) in Europe, controlling entry of vehicles to an area of a town or city. They are implemented to improve the quality of life in towns and cities. Often ‘soft measures’ to improve the situation can only go so far, and UVARs are needed in combination with the soft measures.

Contacts

training@civitas.eu, learningcentre@civitas.eu, info@dtvconsultants.nl
Sadler Consultants Lucy Sadler
This eCourse was created under the project:

CAPITAL, CIVITAS

eCourse

Aug 2016
Free
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CIVITAS thematic course

This course will provide an insight into the basics of customer experiences and how this can be used as a tool to improve the quality of public transport interchanges. It discusses why customer behaviour should be used much more in guidance for interchange design, management and services.

Contacts

training@civitas.eu, learningcentre@civitas.eu, info@dtvconsultants.nl
CiViTAS Learning Centre Patrick van Egmond (LuxMobility), Mark van Hagen (Netherlands Railways), Mel Heiligers (M4R)
This eCourse was created under the project:

CAPITAL, CIVITAS

eCourse

Aug 2016
Free
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CIVITAS thematic course

In order to reduce motorised traffic, people will have to adopt a less car-dependent lifestyle. To manage this shift in mentality and behaviour, cities need to promote new forms of transport use and ownership. Car sharing is one way to reduce motorized traffic and carbon emissions and make a valuable contribution to more sustainable urban mobility. This e-course provides an introduction into the concept of car sharing in a variety of forms as well as experiences of different cities that already have implemented a car sharing scheme.

Contacts

training@civitas.eu, learningcentre@civitas.eu, info@dtvconsultants.nl
CiViTAS Learning Centre Mobiel21
This eCourse was created under the project:

CAPITAL, CIVITAS

eCourse

Jul 2016
Free
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CIVITAS thematic course

Shared mobility or shared transportation such as bike and carsharing has grown impressively in recent years. Shared mobility is situated within the broader context of the so-called ‘sharing economy’. This comes in many shapes: from real-estate sharing, to property sharing to transportation sharing. This e-course provides a general introduction into the concept of shared mobility. It sets the broad context, explaining the motives and benefits, and illustrates that shared mobility is actually more than bike and car-sharing. There are specific e-courses both for bike-sharing and for car-sharing where these particular types of shared mobility are covered in more depth.

E-course was developed in cooperation with Mobiel 21.

Contacts

training@civitas.eu, learningcentre@civitas.eu, info@dtvconsultants.nl
CiViTAS Learning Centre Raf Canters | Mobiel 21
This eCourse was created under the project:

CAPITAL, CIVITAS

eCourse

Jul 2016
Free
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CIVITAS essentials

“Gamification is the process of taking something that already exists - a website, an enterprise application, an online community - and integrating game mechanics into it to motivate participation, engagement, and loyalty. Gamification takes the data-driven techniques that game designers use to engage players, and applies them to non-game experiences to motivate actions that add value to your business.” Gamification is used in more and more in the transport sector to influence choice behaviour.

Contacts

info@dtvconsultants.nl , learningcentre@civitas.eu
CiViTAS Learning Centre Organiq
This eCourse was created under the project:

CAPITAL

eCourse

Jul 2016
Free
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CIVITAS thematic course

Buses are the backbone of many European public transport systems and an important part of the municipality public transport fleet in the majority of EU Member States. This course provides municipalities, local decision makers and public transport operators with an overview of available bus technologies and guides them in the initial strategic choice of a clean(er) and more efficient energy bus concept.
E-course was developed in cooperation with TNO.

Contacts

training@civitas.eu, learningcentre@civitas.eu, info@dtvconsultants.nl
CiViTAS Learning Centre Nina Nesterova and Robin Vermeulen (TNO)
This eCourse was created under the project:

CAPITAL, WIKI

Webinar

Apr 2016
Free
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ELIPTIC webinar series

Braking energy recovery technologies are an opportunity to increase the energy efficiency in public transport systems like metro, light rail/tram or trolleybus networks and will be presented during this first webinar of the ELIPTIC project (link is external). Different technologies in this field are part of the work in the use cases of Pillar B “Innovative energy storage systems to increase operational efficiency” of the ELIPTIC project. After a short introduction into the work of the ELIPTIC project and the objectives and use cases related to the webinar’s topic, the presenters from the public transport companies STIB (Brussels, Belgium) and PKT (Gdynia, Poland) will show braking energy recovery technologies for metro (and how to transfer the approach to light rail) and trolleybus systems. They will explain their development background from the European projects Ticket to Kyoto (NWE Interreg) and CIVITAS-DYN@MO, and show experiences with their systems in operation as well as results in terms of increased operational efficiency through these systems. Furthermore, they will present how their current braking energy recovery approaches and technologies will be developed further in the ELIPTIC use cases.

Contacts

learning@rupprecht-consult.eu
ELIPTIC
This Webinar was created under the project:

ELIPTIC

This course was funded by:

H2020

eCourse

Mar 2016
Free
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CIVITAS thematic course

This course gives a broad overview of the main elements involved in marketing urban bicycling. It discusses the history of marketing bicycling and how this marketing has influenced behaviors. The course also explores the elements of creating a marketing campaign as well as relevant examples from several international cities.

Contacts

training@civitas.eu, learningcentre@civitas.eu, info@dtvconsultants.nl
CiViTAS Learning Centre Meredith Glaser and Copenhagenize Design Co.
This eCourse was created under the project:

CAPITAL, CIVITAS

eCourse

Feb 2016
Free
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CIVITAS thematic course

Mobility Management is a concept to promote sustainable transport and manage the demand for car use by changing travellers’ attitudes and behaviour.

Contacts

training@civitas.eu, learningcentre@civitas.eu, info@dtvconsultants.nl
CiViTAS Learning Centre Mobiel21
This eCourse was created under the project:

CAPITAL, CIVITAS

eCourse

Feb 2016
Free
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CIVITAS essentials

This e-course intends to provide the basics of traffic and mobility system. It presents frameworks, background and examples in order to help explain. It will help to better answer questions such as What is the cause of traffic problems in my city? How to tackle them? What is the role of citizens and other stakeholders? After this course you will know the basic principles of the traffic and transportation system. It will contribute to a systematic and more effective approach of policy making and implementation.

Contacts

training@civitas.eu, learningcentre@civitas.eu, info@dtvconsultants.nl
CiViTAS Learning Centre DTV Consultants
This eCourse was created under the project:

CAPITAL, CIVITAS

eCourse

Feb 2016
Free
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CIVITAS thematic course

Contents: (1) What is Mobility Management? (2) Why Mobility Management for schools (3) Priority-principle (WCPP) (4) Link to European policies (5) Different levels and stakeholders (national, local, school level) (6) Step-by-step advice (on school-level) (7) General principles (information, organisation, infrastructure, campaigns, education)

Contacts

info@dtvconsultants.nl, learningcentre@civitas.eu
CiViTAS Learning Centre Mobiel 21
This eCourse was created under the project:

CAPITAL, CIVITAS

This course was funded by:

The Traffic Snake Game Network

Webinar

Jan 2016
Free
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CIVITAS

How can a city promote active travel for school children? By giving them safe routes to school and promoting those routes. In order for this to work, cities should cooperate very closely with teachers, parents and other stakeholders. On 26 January the province of Granada and the city of Malaga presented the lessons learned from their safe routes to school programmes. With the support of the CIVITAS Activity Fund, the provincial authority of Granada founded the Work Group for Child Mobility. The group was comprised of technicians and political members of the city councils, teachers, parents, and other stakeholders of those municipalities interested in the implementation of the Safe Routes to School programme. They organised several workshops in 8 municipalities. The city of Malaga is working with 10 schools, and they implement different routes for pedestrians and cyclists. It is a participative project where they involve the entire school community. In addition they are supporting an app to facilitate the coordination with families.

Contacts

sarah.martens@mobiel21.be
CIVITAS thematic group "Mobility Management" David Fernández-Caldera, Francisco Castillo Fernández
This Webinar was created under the project:

CAPITAL

This course was funded by:

EU FP7

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