The "Mobile Elbe Valley - future lab for resilient and sustainable mobility in rural areas" project creates the framework for local and regional Projects that are suitable for improving mobility in the region "Elbe Valley" and at the same time make a contribution to public services, social participation and climate protection.  

Im "Elbe Valley" is where motorised private transport plays (MIV) an essential role in ensuring mobility for the residents. From the perspective of resilient mobility, a fixation on private motorised transport is fraught with risks in several respects. In the course of ongoing demographic change, for example, it is to be expected that the proportion of people for whom the car is the only option will increase. Driving your own car will no longer be a mobility option in the future. The future lab is intended to contribute to an integrated transport development strategy in the region that incentivises alternative mobility options beyond the MIV provides for. Through the broad inclusion of different stakeholder groups social innovations are promoted and thus the integration and demand-orientated mobility planning at the interfaces of the everyday needs and structures of living and working of the population. Inhabitants*inside in the region. The project contributes to transnational networking and knowledge transfer and creates experimental spaces that are sustainable beyond the project period. In particular, business model development is supported and funding policy advice is provided. 

The overall objective of the project is to establish a platform for dialogue with residents of the Elbe Valley, municipalities and companies in the region as well as with supra-regional research institutions to promote resilient and sustainable mobility and to provide scientific support. As part of the Future Lab, mobility projects focusing on the topics of "New Work" and "New Living" are to be (further) developed and at least partially implemented to secure mobility in the Elbe Valley.  

The project is funded as part of the "WIR! - Wandel durch Innovation in der Region" programme of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. 

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