The second MPC Forum was held at the University Mohammad V in Rabat, in Morocco, between 19-20 May 2015. The aim of this international encounter was to facilitate the uptake of green urban mobility solutions across the Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPCs) and identify future cooperation opportunities between EU and MPC.
One of the main conclusions of the forum was that all MPC countries represented in the event have an increasing need for public transportation and, at the same time, an evident deficit in the public offer. Still, mobility needs are mainly satisfied by individual user capabilities (by feet, informal transportation, private car, etc..) without relying on a very well developed urban transportation network.
Additionally, Viajeo Plus participated in the CIVITAS Forum Conference on urban mobility and social inclusion held on 23-26 September 2014 in Casablanca, Morocco, where the project consortium organised several site visits.
Based on the knowledge gathered during the forum, the site visits and the surveys circulated among stakeholders, several political, organisational, social and economic recommendations have been formulated in the report available below.
|Opening and keynote presentations|
|Welcome & keynote speech||Dr. Marcello SCALISI, UNIMED|
|Presentations from Mediterranean partner countries|
|General overview of Rabat-Salé Tramway : history, exploitation and foreseen extensions||Prof. Lemghari Essakl, Société du Tramway de Rabat Salé|
|Studies, researches and development on urban mobility and transports at EMI||Prof. Omar Driss-Kaitouni, Ecole Mohammadia d’Ingénieurs|
|Regulation of urban transport: pricing and financing||Mr. Hassan Nouha, Staréo Maroc|
|Research on urban mobility in Morocco||Dr. Slimane Mehdad, Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Executive Training, Morocco|
|Transport Development in Lebanon; The Road to Change||Prof. Tina Habib, USEK Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon|
|Towards Achieving Sustainable Urban Mobility in Egypt: An Integrated Transport Approach||Prof. Iman Mohammed Wafei Ramadan, Arab Academy of Science and Technology and Maritime Transport, Egypt|
|The Palestinian Perspective on the Cooperation in R&D in Sustainable Urban Mobility||Prof. Khaled Al-Sahili, An-Najah University of Nablus, Palestine|
|What strategy, diagnosis, issues on mobility: A case-study of Mostaganem city||Prof. Slimane Himouri, University Abdelhamid Ibn Badis Mostaganem, Algeria|
|The Collective Transport in the Grand Tunis : Findings, Diagnosis and Recommendations||Prof. Hend Selmi, High Institute of Transport andLogistic, Sousse University, Tunisia|
|More for future: Istanbul case||Ms. Fatma Betül & Mr. Güney Akbiyik, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Turkey|
|Introduction to Electric Bus Technology in Egypt||Ms. Mona Kamel, Environmental Quality Sector, Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA)|
|Présentation de l’Union Internationale des Transports Publics et enjeux du bureau régional «Afrique du Nord»||Ms. Dounia Gourram, UITP North Africa|
|Mobility analysis of the population of Rabat and Salé||Ms. Fouzia Ghaiti, Ecole Mohammadia d’Ingénieurs Rabat, Morocco|
|ITS in the Smart Mobility age: new industrial scenario for action||Fabio Pinton, Thetis|
This project has received funding from the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme under grant agreement 605580