Here you will find a list of observatories, networks and initiatives working on gender and transport matters.

Gender related

European Institute for Gender Equality

The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) contributes to the promotion of gender equality in Europe through delivering high-level expertise to the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Member States and Enlargement countries. The institute collects, analyses, processes and disseminates data and information on gender equality issues.

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European Union and Gender Equality Observatory

The Council of European Municipalities and Regions created the EU Charter for equality of women and men in local life aiming to encourage local and regional authorities to make a political commitment on gender. The Charter launched the observatory in 2012 to help public bodies develop local policies for equality, supporting the development of action plans, the monitoring of the implementation and the evaluation of the impact on the ground.

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Gender Equality in Member States

Hosted by the Council of Europe, this observatory provides official information and statistics on gender equality for EU member states. The observatory looks at policy and legal aspects related to a range of gender (not just women) issues, including: stereotypes, sexism, violence, equal access, participation in decision-making, mainstreaming in policy decisions, and migrants and refugees.

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Gender Observatory for Equality, UAB

Operated by and for the Autonomous University of Barcelona, this observatory serves to inform and promote equal access opportunities for the campus community at large. Information on gender (not just women) can be found in three languages: English, Spanish, and Catalan. This includes university statistics, legal frameworks, action plans on gender, research opportunities and results, and training information for interested students and faculty.

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Womenability

Womenability is a research action project created in Paris with the mission of making gender equality a reality in cities.

Its main objective is to collect data using exploratory walks and provide guidelines/best practices with concrete solutions to improve cities. The project shares the process and tools they used and runs a crowdfunding campaign. The site is only available in French.

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Cyprus Gender Equality Observatory

Since 2003, the Cyprus Gender Equality observatory has been promoting gender equality. Their field of action is Cyprus. The observatory is managed by an NGO. A dedicated team collects, treats and evaluates data. They also conduct surveys, offer support to women, promote gender equality (workplaces, among public actors, in conferences) and support women who suffer.

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Observatorio di Genere

The ODG promotes scientific research and training opportunities (including European projects, seminars, laboratories and conferences) to enhance female empowerment and raise awareness of gender-based violence. It has been connecting Italian researchers with an interest in gender since 2011. Both individuals and groups (clubs and associations, citizens’ committees, national and foreign public and private bodies, etc.) can take advantage of the free membership.

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Gender Equality Observatory of URJC

This observatory belongs to the Spanish University URJC and it coordinates in a single body the equality policies within the URJC, research, the teaching of gender studies, the collaboration with other institutions and the networking. Its main focus is the activity of the university on gender. There is an opinion section with a sort of blog articles. The only available language is Spanish.

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Equal Opportunities for Women and Men Observatory

The Equal Opportunities for Women and Men Observatory is an organisation overseen by the Spanish Institute of Women created by the Royal Decree 686/2000, of 6 October 2000. It seeks to gather data and information to better understand the situation facing women as compared to men, and the effect of the institutional policies that have been implemented, in order to promote equal participation of women in all fields.

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Smart mobility

OMNIL Observatoire de la mobilité en Île-de- France

Since 2009, the mission of OMNIL is to collect mobility data in the region of Ile de France, to inform, and to organise workshops and training. It targets specially mobility experts and decision makers, but also large public. The site is only available in French. Provided information includes mobility data, topic related notes, assessment of local mobility plans, mobility trends and survey results.

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Mobility observatory

This documents the way in which Pully, in collaboration with Swisscom and the EPFL is measuring the movement of motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and public transport users. It provides a series of case studies from around the city documenting, for example participatory initiatives and the use of data. It is a very impressive showcase of work conducted in one city.

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Eltis mobility portal

Eltis facilitates the exchange of information, knowledge and experiences in the field of sustainable urban mobility in Europe. In operation for 10 years the extensive repository contains news, case studies, facts and figures, topics, Eu legislation and policy, a mobility update, tools, photos, videos, training material, EU funding and press and promotional material related to sustainable mobility, this is very much a one stop shop, fed by outputs from Eu projects.

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Digital mobility observatory

The objective of the Digital Mobility Observatory is to optimise the passenger experience using digital technology. Keolis and Netexplo have combined their expertise to understand future mobility trends, accelerate research and development, and design digital mobility solutions in line with passengers’ needs. Keolis strives to simplify passengers’ lives and help create the intelligent transport networks of tomorrow.

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Mobile lives forum

Created in 2011 by SNFC, the MOBILE LIVES FORUM is an institute and knowledge area that brings together scholars, mobility researchers, artists and transportation practitioners from different backgrounds. It oversees research, publishes works, and organizes events for the arts and sciences. It also encourages debates. The site is available in English and French.

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Infotechnological mobility observatory

Mobility Lab of University of Tartu focuses on topics such as activity spaces, travel behaviour, tourism, segregation, ICT use and environmental impacts for pursuing a deeper understanding of spatial mobility, using qualitative and quantitative data e.g mobile telephone use, and active and passive mobile positioning data. This is a research centre website.

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