Regional authorities are executing new EU transport policies but usually leave no or very narrow margin for public commitment. Three cities – Szczecinek in Poland, Greifswald in Germany and Klaipeda in Lithuania – all three having already an experience in sustainable transport decided to take a step into participating democracy in this area.
Changing transport happens everyday, but changing transport behavior, mobility patterns is very difficult and stimulation of acceptance for Project will create a model case study to establish a bridge between policy makers and youngsters as representatives of public.
Direct dialogue between policy makers, urban planners, professionals and traffic practitioners with young representatives of local communities will bring valuable social feedback on youth mobility needs and expectations to transport in future. So the core objective of the project is: To enhance public accession into the process of policy making with special consideration of urban transport.
How do we plan to achieve it?
Summer Camps will take place in all three cities. Every city will welcome groups from two other cities. Each Summer Camp will be concluded during final meeting when youngsters will present their ideas to local politicians (Mayors, City Councilors) and executives. Final results of the project – good practice book among them will be summarized during Final Meeting.