The Connected Mobility Summit has been integrated to the 2020 edition of the Sustainable Future Summit on December 2-3 in Brussels. During that high-level event, an entire afternoon will be dedicated to sustainable and smart mobility. For the latest updates, check the Sustainable Future Summit website.
Connected Mobility Summit 2020
A well-functioning mobility system is essential for the economic health of the EU and the prosperity of its businesses and citizens. Being able to move goods and people around the EU is crucial for the success of the internal market. The challenges for EU mobility policy involve linking up different forms of transport ranging from air to rail, road and waterways. At the same time, the EU needs to make progress in decarbonizing transport so that it makes a contribution to tackling climate change while improving the quality of urban life.
In this political transition year, POLITICO brought its third annual Connected Mobility Summit to Amsterdam, Europe’s mobility lab. From self-driving buses to autonomous boats, the Dutch capital is very enthusiastic about mobility technology.
This high-lelve event brought together policymakers, regulators, disruptors and experts, for a program that cut across sectors including mobility, energy and technology for a day of dynamic and interactive programming with interviews, panel discussions and breakout sessions. Our POLITICO journalists addressed the following questions:
- How do mobility, connectivity and sustainability interact with each other?
- Does Europe have the right mobility framework in place to meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement?
- Is the European industry able to compete in energy technology with the U.S. and China?
- Electrifying mobility creates e-waste issues: how can manufacturers and recyclers deal with worn- out batteries?
- How can consumers afford the costs of the mobility of tomorrow?
- What needs to be done to create a seamless modern mobility system, integrating bicycles, urban transport, railways, aviation and cars?
Check out POLITICO’s
- Spain announces reopening of border with Portugal (without telling Lisbon)
- German coalition agrees €130B economic rescue package
- Italy’s PM Conte rebukes neighbors’ reluctance to open borders
- UK defends plan to quarantine travelers
- Germany to greenlight tourist travel to 31 European countries from mid-June
- Italy welcomes tourists (but the feeling’s not mutual)
Julian David, TechUK; Digitale Europe
William Hummel, BOLDT
Environment and Energy
Pia Alina Lange, RECHARGE
Marketa Pape, European Parliament
Vice President International Rides, UBER
Deputy Mayor for Traffic and Transport, Water, and Air Quality, City of Amsterdam
Roger van Boxtel
Chief Executive Officer, Dutch Railways (NS)
Who attends our summit?
- Academics & NGOs