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5 June: 3rd MAMBA Rural Mobility Seminar

We are glad to announce that the registration for the third Rural Mobility Seminar of MAMBA is now open! The seminar is scheduled for 05 June 2019 in Seinäjoki (Finland). The seminar will be opened by Merja Kyllönen, Member of the European Parliament and former Minister of Transportation of Finland, followed by input from mobility researchers and practitioners from both public and private sector. At the same time, as with our previous seminars, MAMBA aims at providing a platform for exchange and networking for stakeholders from rural mobility and related topics from the Baltic Sea Region and beyond.

The seminar aims at taking a closer look at questions of responsibility in the context of rural mobility as an area of tension between public and private interests. Parting from the notion of mobility as a basic human right, the broad landscape of privately- and publicly-supplied mobility in Europe will be examined more closely in order to identify overarching structural mechanisms leading to exclusion and marginalisation of certain population segments. How MAMBA can tackle these issues on a local scale will be exemplified on some of the project’s preliminary results.

The event takes place in Kirkonkranni, Ala-Kuljun katu 1, 60100 Seinäjoki (Finland) on 5 June.

MAMBA organises a series of altogether six Rural Mobility Seminars, each dedicated to one specific challenge in rural mobility. The previous seminar in February was a great success in discussing current Transport-On-Demand mobility solutions and fostering further exchange and cooperation between relevant stakeholders. Hosted by the MAMBA partners from Vejle (Denmark), the event presented best practices and strategies and allowed for intense exchange of the participants. Highlights presented and discussed during the seminar included the Danish model for demand-controlled driving, the community-based app Nabogo (offering small scale ride-, freight- and trailer-sharing on a neighbourhood scale) and finally the “Asset Based Community Development”, providing insights how to best activate and involve the local community for more viable results.

A more detailed summary of the seminar can be found here.

Preliminary agenda