Conference
Brussels
April 18th 2024

Mobility as a driver of social cohesion

Program

12:30 – 1:30 pm: Guest Reception and Lunch buffet

1:30 – 1:40 pm: Introduction by François Gemenne, IPCC Lead Author, Scientific Advisor to The Mobility Sphere

1:40 – 1:50 pm: Keynote by Thierry Mallet, Chairman & CEO of Transdev

1:50 – 2:00 pm: Keynote by Daniel Mes, Member of the Cabinet of the European Commissioner for Climate Action, European Commission (EU)

2:00 – 3:15 pm: Panel 1 - Fostering Unity Through Mobility: Transportation, a Driving Force for Social Cohesion in Europe?

  • Sébastien Bailleul, Director of Institutional and European Relations, Wimoov (France)
  • Barbara Stoll, Director, Clean Cities Campaign (United Kingdom)
  • Philippe Van Parijs, Philosopher and Economist (Belgium)
  • Jillian Van der Gaag, Senior Policy Advisor, City of Amsterdam (Netherlands)

3:15 – 3:30 pm: Three Questions to Dominique Riquet, Member of the European Parliament's Committee on Transport and Tourism (France) by Antoine Grange, CEO Europe of Transdev

3:30 – 3:50 pm: Coffee Break

3:50 – 4:00 pm: A Word from Elke Van den Brandt, Minister of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region responsible for Mobility, Public Works, and Road Safety (Belgium)

4:00 – 4:15 pm: Keynote by François Gemenne, IPCC Lead Author, Scientific Advisor to The Mobility Sphere

4:15 – 5:30 pm: Panel 2 – Defining a Roadmap: What Strategies and Governance to Achieve Inclusive Mobility and Social Cohesion?

  • Tim Asperges, Senior Advisor for Mobility, City of Leuven (Belgium)
  • Jakop Dalunde, Member of the European Parliament's Committee on Transport and Tourism (Sweden)
  • Ulrike Guérot, Political Scientist, Founder of the European Democracy Lab (Germany)
  • Elisabeth Kotthaus, Head of the Unit “Social Aspects, Passenger Rights and Equal Opportunities”, Directorate-General Mobility and Transport, European Commission (EU)

5:30 – 5:45 pm: Three Questions to Colin Scicluna, Head of Cabinet of the European Commission Vice-President for Democracy and Demography, European Commission (EU) by Antoine Grange, CEO Europe of Transdev

5:45 – 6:00 pm: Conclusions and Outlooks : Addressing the Mobility Challenges Ahead of Us, by Violeta Bulc, former European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport (EU)

6:00 – 7:00 pm: Networking Time

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