april, 2023

thu20apr10:00thu15:00Sustainable mobility and climate-neutral cities: How can we achieve this together?What role does mobility and transport play in reaching 100 climate-neutral cities by 2030?10:00 - 15:00

Sustainable mobility and climate-neutral cities: How can we achieve this together?

Event Details

What role does mobility and transport play for EU cities that aim to become climate-neutral by 2030? How can Copenhagen, Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg work together to make urban mobility more sustainable and become leaders on the climate agenda?

The EU Mission of “100 climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030” has set an ambitious goal for Europe’s green urban transition. But if the mission is to succeed, the cities must collaborate much more closely on solving issues related to urban mobility, which accounts for 40% of all CO2 emissions from road transport and up to 70% of other pollutants from transport.

As the Öresund Region’s four mission cities work towards climate-neutrality, they encounter challenges and opportunities that are sometimes city-specific, sometimes common. To limit the risk of duplicating efforts and to free up resources for other challenges, we have invited city officials from Copenhagen, Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg to join forces, share insights on common challenges and co-develop new methods for regional collaboration.

The event will be in two parts: First, a public event with a keynote speech from the European Commission followed by a panel discussion with speakers from all four cities; second, a closed-door workshop for participants to co-develop new methods for regional collaboration.

This event is aimed at city officials, industry representatives, researchers, consultants and everyone who works on topics related to urban mobility and climate mitigation. The event is part of Sustainability Week in Lund.


09.30: Doors open

10.00-10.10: Welcome

  • Kristina Hrbinic, Manager, Europe Direct Lund
  • Anders Bengtsson, Head of Innovation Hub North, EIT Urban Mobility

10.10-10.30: Keynote speech by the European Commission

  • Philippe Froissard, Head of Unit, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (RTD), European Commission

10.30-10.45: EU projects and funding opportunities in the Öresund region

  • Sofie Håkansson, Project Advisor, Interreg Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak

10.45-11.45: Panel discussion

  • Anders Bengtsson, Head of Innovation Hub North, EIT Urban Mobility (moderator)
  • Casper Harboe, Head of Mobility Unit, City of Copenhagen
  • Jon Andersson, Head of Sustainability Unit, City of Lund
  • Maria Brodde Makri, Infrastructure Strategist, City of Malmö
  • Susanne Duval Innings, Infrastructure Strategist, City of Helsingborg

11.45-12.00: Q&A and closing remarks

13.00-15.00 (invitation-only): Workshop to co-develop new methods for regional collaboration


Europe Direct Lund aims to spread information about European issues, priorities, funds and EU-programmes at a local level. Europe Direct Lund works as an extended arm of the European commission and the European parliament in south-western Skåne.

EIT Urban Mobility is an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, and Europe’s largest network for mobility innovation in cities, working to accelerate change towards a sustainable model of urban mobility and liveable cities.

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world. The University has about 45,000 students and 8,600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg, Malmö and Ljungbyhed.


For any queries regarding the event, please contact Thomas Delrive, Communications & Events Officer at EIT Urban Mobility.


(Thursday) 10:00 - 15:00


The Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies (Hörsalen), Lund University

Biskopsgatan 3, Lund