Transforming European cities and their surroundings into smart zero emissions nodes – MOVE21 & ALICE together at TRA, 14th-17th November, Lisbon

Friday, November 11th, 2022

Why MOVE21?

Transport currently accounts for about a third of all climate emissions in Europe. Without significant measures, transport will be the largest source of climate gas emissions by 2030. It is expected that passenger and freight transport will grow by more than 40% and 60%, respectively, by 2050. MOVE21 connects urban systems in an integrated approach and addresses both goods and passenger transport. The aim is to improve efficiency, capacity utilisation of existing vehicles and transport related infrastructure, accessibility, and innovation capacity in urban transport. As a welcome side effect, cities become better equipped to handle rapid changes in transport patterns due to unforeseen events such as pandemics.

What is MOVE21 and its objectives

MOVE21 is an innovation project funded by the European Commission. It aims at transforming European cities and their surroundings into smart zero emissions nodes for mobility and logistics. The project helps participating cities achieve a 30% reduction of transport-related emissions by 2030 via the implementation of 15 transport-related innovations. The project coordinator is the City of Oslo – innovator city in C40 and European Green Capital in 2019. The cities and regions involved are Oslo, Viken, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Munich, Rome, and Bologna.
The main objective of MOVE21 is to transform European cities and functional urban areas into climate neutral, connected multimodal urban nodes for smart and clean mobility and logistics.
MOVE21 will test, deploy, replicate and upscale zero emission solutions through co-creation and combine technological and non-technological innovations to facilitate the effective implementation of transport solutions in cities. MOVE21 will test and deploy a minimum of 15 innovations, and upscale and replicate 12 of these new transport solutions.


MOVE21 is a collaboration between 24 cities and functional urban areas, technology and service providers, industry and SMEs, research organisations and universities, network organisations. The project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon H2020 Programme, has a duration of 4 years and a budget of almost 9 million euros. The City of Oslo is the coordinator.

Living Labs

  • Oslo will reduce its climate emissions by 95% y 2030 compared to 2009 levels and reduce car traffic with one third. In this context, Oslo tests different solutions linked to shared logistics hubs that have the potential to cater for both people and packages and develops new collaboration and business models linked to data and asset sharing, charging infrastructure and other services.
  • Gothenburg aims at being one of the first 100 climate neutral cities in Europe by 2030. In MOVE21, the city tackles daily challenges linked to freight deliveries, developing a logistics hub, and waste management. The city does this in densely built locations in the city such as Nordstan, Klippan and Lindholmen.
  • Due to a lack of sufficient public transport service, Hamburg tests on-demand service to be integrated in the local public transport tariff scheme. The Living Lab builds on experiences with micro hubs gathered in several EU-funded projects and links hubs in a network. The main test sites in Hamburg are in the district of Altona.

Replicator Cities

  • Munich replicates solutions strengthening its Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) strategy, the digitalisation of its existing 16 (micro)mobility hubs, and policy level measures on planning Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) in the city centre.
  • Bologna continues to develop 30 mobility hubs. The city’s replication solutions focus on passenger mobility, regulation, and governance, communicate on, and citizen engagement, promoting active mobility and innovative services for mobility hubs.
  • Rome replicates solutions for active modes of transport and promoting measures that favour sustainable freight mobility within the framework of the Logistics Living Lab coordinated by Roma Tre University.

Cooperate with us!

To find out more about MOVE21, check the project’s website and sign up for the newsletter, as well as follow the social media, Twitter and LinkedIn, to be kept updated with the project’s progress and activities.


MOVE21 will showcase the results of the project at the ALICE booth and will welcome all people keen to know more, on:


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