European projects work best when interconnected – this was the main idea from which the teams of Transport Innovation Gender Observatory ( TInnGO) and Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan Plus (SUMP Plus) projects started their local collaboration. One of the results was visible yesterday, at the online workshop dedicated to education and mobility.
The main actors invited to the debate were the managers and representatives of schools, high schools and the university in Alba Iulia, the County School Inspectorate of Alba County and civil society. The major purpose of the meeting was to identify smart solutions for the mobility of students in Alba Iulia as well as in the extended functional urban area.
“ Where there are two, the power grows! There is so much truth in this ancient Romanian saying that it cannot be ignored even in the newer, more modern and more important area of the implementation of projects with European funding. The fact that TinnGO and SUMP Plus have given their hand can only please me and I am convinced that the result will translate in added value for the city, for the community“says Mr. Gabriel Plesa, Mayor of Alba Iulia. Maria Elena Seemann, the city’s public manager and active workshop participant, completes: ” Once the real problems- the problems in the field of education, in our case- are found, it is much easier to identify solutions from two sources than from a single one. SUMP Plus and TInnGo can and will undoubtedly be two powerful generators of responses to mobility, especially smart mobility, diversity, non-discrimination and integration based inclusively on sensitive criteria, such as gender.”
Earlier, at the end of February this year, the TinnGo and Sump Plus teams from Alba Iulia also organized together the Mobility Forum, and the representatives of the municipality say that the series of events organized bilaterally will continue in the coming months.