ReMOBIL – International Summer School on Sustainable Mobility for Students
WHEN AND WHERE
18. – 22. September 2023 at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering (UL FGG), Jamova cesta 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Recently, a lot of attention has been paid to sustainable mobility and the promotion of more environmentally friendly forms of transport in Slovenia as well. Safe and efficient cycling routes within regions are important for promoting sustainable mobility and reducing the use of private cars. The length of distance someone is willing to cycle for a daily commute can vary depending on various factors such as the distance between home and work, the weather and personal fitness. Taking an average cycling speed of 15 km/h, it takes about 40 minutes to cover 10 km, with e-bikes this distance increases. For commuter mobility, it also makes sense to combine different modes of transport by setting up so-called multi-modal points (e.g. cycling to a public transport station and continuing the journey by bus or train). City bike rental systems are becoming more and more popular, providing convenient transport over shorter distances. Users can rent a bike at one station and return it to another station when they have finished their journey. It also makes sense to link safe and comfortable cycling routes within regions, by building missing cycling infrastructure, providing secure bicycle parking and creating an efficiently connected network of bicycle rental systems.
The summer school will be organised within the framework of the ReMOBIL project with the cooperation of the Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering of the University of Ljubljana (UL FGG). The ReMOBIL project addresses the long-term reduction of the negative environmental impacts of transport resulting from the non-use of sustainable forms of mobility at the local, regional and national levels. It aims to achieve this goal in several ways. As a priority, through the transfer of practices, it addresses the establishment of effective sustainable mobility planning in the regions by creating a regional mobility management model and developing guidelines.
FOR WHOM IS THE SUMMER SCHOOL INTENDED?
The Summer School is aimed at students of study programmes related to spatial planning and management, sustainable mobility, and regional planning (architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, geography, geodesy, spatial planning, transport engineering, civil engineering, economics, sociology, etc.). Undergraduate (Bachelor or Master) or Single-Cycle Master Study Programme students are invited.
The maximum number of participants is 20. At the end of the Summer School, all participants will receive a certificate of participation with a value of 4 ECTS.
SUMMER SCHOOL APPLICATIONS
Applications will be accepted until places are filled up, or until Monday, Septmeber 5th, 2023 (
date was extended from August 14, 2023) at the latest. Applications will be accepted only via the online application system, and neither applications nor reservations can be made by email. When registering for the workshop, a motivation letter must be submitted as part of the application form. The link to the application form can be found HERE.
Participants will be notified of their selection no later than September 6, 2023, by the email address provided in their application.
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In case of any changes in the implementation conditions or insufficient participants, the organiser reserves the right to change the programme or cancel the summer school.
WHO WILL LEAD THE SUMMER SCHOOL?
The workshops will be led by experts and educators from the ReMOBIL project and UL FGG, and we will be joined by experts from practice, local communities and NGOs.
PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE OF THE SUMMER SCHOOL
The purpose of the summer school is to gain knowledge on how to plan safe and comfortable cycling infrastructure and improve conditions for sustainable mobility in the region. The objective of the summer school will be to identify locations where a system of bicycle and e-bike rental could be beneficial and to prepare a proposal for the route of cycling infrastructure to public transport stops, using the case study of the Ljubljana Urban Regions (LUR).
SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMME
DAY 1 (18 SEPT 2023)
10.30 – 11.15 Opening greetings by the Summer School organisers
Getting to know the participants and the Summer School mentors
Detailed presentation of the summer school topic and focus area
Grouping into interdisciplinary international working groups
11.15 – 12.00 Lecture 1: Sustainable mobility
12.00 – 13.30 Lunch break
13.30 – 17.00 Group work – discussion of the problem and approach to the work, introduction to the area and available spatial and other data
19:00 Evening get-together of all participants
DAY 2 (19 SEPT 2023)
9.00 – 10.45 Lecture 2: Theoretical basis of safe cycling infrastructure design through theory and practice (good and bad examples)
10.45 –17.00 Fieldwork and group work (analytical part: analysis of green and other public open spaces, housing, land use analysis, analysis of public transport stops, analysis of sustainable mobility service providers)
Lunch break in between
DAY 3 (20 SEPT 2023)
9.00 – 12.00 Group work – completion of analytical work, problem or SWOT analysis
Presentation of findings
12.00 – 13.30 Lunch break
13.30 – 14.30 Lecture 3: Approach to the development of concepts or network design at the regional level with examples of good practices
14.30 – 17.00 Group work – Developing conceptual proposals for cycle links (points where it would be beneficial to set up a bike and e-bike sharing system, a proposal for a link to a multi-modal point, accompanying cycling facilities, etc.)
DAY 4 (21 SEPT 2023)
9.00 –12.00 Half-day excursion – cycling on one of the existing cycle routes
12.00 – 13.30 Lunch break
13.30 – 17.00 Group work – Developing proposals for the design of a network of bicycle sharing points and cycling infrastructure to a multi-modal point
DAY 5 (22 SEPT 2023)
9.00 –11.30 Group work, completion of the work and presentation of the results of the summer school with an exhibition (posters, ppt presentation)
Closing of the summer school and awarding of participation certificates
11.30 – Lunch and departure home
For students coming from higher education institutions in CEEPUS* countries, there is the possibility of free accommodation in a student dormitory. Registration at the student dormitory is only possible during the working hours of the student dormitory office, so those who want to apply for this option, please note that arrival to Ljubljana should be arranged by Friday, September 15. September in the morning hours since the accommodation can only be registered during working hours of the Office (by 14.00 latest).
Students who do not come from higher education institutions in CEEPUS programme countries must provide their own accommodation. Students who are eligible for CEEPUS funding for accommodation are also entitled to a grant of € 90.
*Countries eligible for CEEPUS funding: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, the Slovak Republic. The Universities of Pristina, Prizren and Peja (Kosovo) are also participating.
CEEPUS funding must be specified in the application. Students will be informed about further CEEPUS funding procedures after receiving a positive selection for summer school.
Funding for accommodation and a CEEPUS scholarship is subject to the conditions governing the funding of student mobility under the CEEPUS program. The summer school organisers can assist in setting up the procedure at this step but do not guarantee that funding will be granted.
We look forward to your participation and working together!