From 17 April 2024 to 18 April 2024


Porto, Portugal



On the 17th and 18th of April 2024, a workshop on mobility communities will be held in the city of Porto, Portugal. The event, is the fourth of a series of 6 workshops which will be held in 6 different cities within the SSH CENTRE project (Social Sciences and Humanities for Climate, Energy aNd Transport Research Excellence): Čačak, Serbia; Grenoble, France; Arnhem, The Netherlands; Porto, Portugal; Valencia, Spain; Rijeka, Croatia.

The project aims to enhance the contribution of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) to accelerate the EU’s transition to carbon neutrality by better engaging SSH researchers with stakeholders across research, policy, and business.

Under the project, Knowledge & Innovation (K&I) and  Energy Cities launched a programme on Social Sciences and Humanities knowledge brokerage for regional-level governance, involving 6 cities in 6 different key topics.

The city of Porto, in collaboration with a dedicated team of researchers, will focus its work on sustainable mobility. Given the challenges posed by climate change, shifting urban lifestyles, and digitalization, it is imperative to transform mobility systems. A critical aspect involves reimagining both mobility systems and urban morphology. The goal is to enable citizens to effortlessly reach their primary daily destinations through walking and cycling, all while ensuring sustainable mobility alternatives for longer distances. The effective restructuring of urban spaces and daily activities necessitates collaborative efforts with the city’s residents through a process of co-creation.

The workshop will be the occasion for diving in the topic together with the team of researchers, local administrators, and stakeholders from other cities. It will include a city tour with local stakeholders to get feedback on the work done by the team so far.

Are you a city working and interested in sustainable mobility?

The workshop is open to the participation of 8 representatives from 8 European cities. If you are interested in sharing your experience and learning from other cities, contact us to get more information on the programme!

The SSH CENTRE project (Social Sciences and Humanities for Climate, Energy aNd Transport Research Excellence) is a project funded by the European Commission and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) under the Horizon Europe Framework Programme.