Dr. Edward Duca spoke at ‘Safe and Healthy with Sustainability Mobility in Malta’

September 16th, 2021

Dr. Edward Duca will be a guest speaker in a local seminar called “Safe and Healthy with Sustainable Mobility in Malta”, and he will be talking about what is being done in VARCITIES. He will be part of Panel discussion 1: How is transport impacting health in Malta? Tackling road safety, noise & air pollution.

The EIT Urban Mobility Hub Malta, in collaboration with Transport Malta, invites you to its online seminar themed “Safe And Healthy with Sustainable Mobility in Malta” on 16 September 2021, 15:30 – 18:00 to kickstart EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK.

The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK campaign seeks to promote clean and sustainable urban mobility. The campaign is headed by the European Commission and is celebrated across all EU Member States, on the week starting 16th September and culminates on the 22nd September, which is World Car Free Day. Activities and measures to be implemented as part of the 2021 campaign are intended to encourage and promote sustainable mobility through healthy lifestyle actions under this year’s slogan ‘Move Sustainably. Stay Healthy’.

Each year, the European Commission selects a theme that helps to further emphasize the sustainable transport actions to be promoted in European towns and cities, during that specific year.

This year’s theme is: ‘Safe and Healthy with Sustainable Mobility’.
In line with this year’s theme for the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2021, the ‘Safe and Healthy with Sustainable Mobility in Malta’ event is being organised to raise awareness on challenges around mobility and health locally in Malta while providing you practical information and take-aways.

Addressing policy makers, government representatives, educators and school staff, architects and urban planners, and students and professionals in the health and transport sectors, and the general public, the event includes 3 panel discussions with experts and practitioners in the field on the on the following topics:

• How is transport impacting health in Malta?
• As a place of work or education, what can you do to promote healthier travel habits?
• What can cities do to promote active mobility to boost residents’ physical and mental health?

The discussions will reflect on the opportunities for change resulting from the unprecedented health crisis in Europe. How can we encourage walking, cycling, and other forms of physical activity in our urban areas? How can we reduce the impact of pollution and advocate for more greenery and open public spaces, promoting physical exercise, the opportunity for social interaction, and better mental health and well-being?

View the Agenda

Credit pictures: Mr. Noel Muscat