- Wednesday, 23. June 2021 13:30 – 14:15 Save in my calendar
Where’s Europe in...? (3/3) Solidarity and Mobility
MEP Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg with Ellen Ueberschär
Hours of traffic jams at the Czech-German border, hefty fines for Bavarians who cross the state "border" on a trip to Baden-Württemberg, holidays on Mallorca for Germans that remain closed for Spanish people - these are only few of the headlines that have dominated the topic of mobility in Covid-19 times in Germany.
Yet, freedom of movement in lies at the heart of the European Union – a core value that allows all Europeans to travel, work and live and that has long been a reality across national borders. Sustainable mobility is key for a self-determined life, for a public space open to all citizens, and for a Europe that takes care of its climate.
Why is mobility a European issue? Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg and Ellen Ueberschär want to get to the bottom of these questions together:
- What are the effects of the continuing restrictions of mobility in Europe in the context of solidarity?
- Why is mobility, nationally, regionally and locally, always a European issue?
- What do we need to implement a mobility transition in Germany that includes all its citizens - and is European at its core?
- Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg, Member of the European Parliament, Greens/EFA Group
- Dr. Ellen Ueberschär, President, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
The discussion is part of a new series "Where’s Europe in…?" that provides food for thought in a reality in which German and European policy can no longer be separated from each other:
- 2 June: Where’s Europe in...? (1/3) Solidarity and Fundamental Rights, with MEP Sergey Lagodinsky with Ellen Ueberschär
- 16 June: Where’s Europe in...? (2/3) Solidarity and Infrastructure, with MEP Sven Giegold with Ellen Ueberschär
- 23 June: Where’s Europe in...? (3/3) Solidarity and Mobility, with MEP Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg with Ellen Ueberschär
Simultaneous interpretation German-English via Zoom and boell.de/livestream
Read our European Mobility Atlas 2021: Facts and Figures About Transport and Mobility in Europe, to learn more about best practices and policy recommendations to achieve a sustainable, inclusive and just mobility in the European Union, with a focus on railways, cycling, digitalisation, tackling the climate crisis and the impacts of COVID-19.