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European Mobility Week 2019 Campaign Information Day for the Municipalities

Tue, 20.08.2019 - 19:02
Ankara, 20/08/2019

The European Mobility Week 2019 Campaign Information Day, organised under the auspices of the Board of Local Government Policies of the Presidency in cooperation with the Delegation of the European Union to Turkey and hosted by the Union of Municipalities of Turkey (TBB), will be held at the Service Building of TBB on 21 August 2019.

Minister of Foreign Affair, Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Youth and Sports Dr. Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu, Head of the Delegation of the EU to Turkey Mr. Christian Berger, Acting Head of the Board of Local Government Policies of the Presidency Dr. Şükrü Karatepe as well as President of TBB and Mayor of Metropolitan Municipality of Gaziantep Ms. Fatma Şahin will make speeches at the opening session of the programme.

All day-long events will include presentations on European Mobility Week and exchange of experiences of participating municipalities. Afternoon session of the information day will continue on presentations and discussions on three important topics for municipalities: increasing municipal revenues, Zero Waste and Smart Cities. 

Programme:
Time: 10:30-17:00
Date: Wednesday 21 August 2019
Venue: Atatürk Bulvarı No:229 Kavaklıdere- ANKARA

For press enquiries please contact: 
Miray Akdag, Press Officer for the Delegation of European Union to Turkey 
Tel: 0312 4598700, 
E-mail: miray.akdag@eeas.europa.eu

Background Information: 
What is European Mobility (Sustainable Urban Transport) Week?
European Mobility Week is a campaign which takes place every year from 16-22 September. The EMW is a European initiative which encourages cities to introduce and promote sustainable transport measures and to invite people to try out alternatives to car use.
Each year the EMW focuses on a particular topic related to sustainable mobility. In 2019, the theme is ‘Safe Walking and Cycling’. This year's theme puts walking into focus and highlights this mode of transport that is too often underestimated.

Our motto for this year is ‘Walk with us!’

The EMW campaign is organised in Turkey under the national coordination of Turkish Union of Municipalities and supported by Delegation of the European Union to Turkey.