The project "Resilient mobility - approaches for a crisis-proof and social transport system", implemented on behalf of the Friedrich-Eberst-Stiftung e. V., systematised the consequences of Covid-19 for the mobility of our modern societies in greater depth. After all, mobility is a basic function of modern societies based on the division of labour and thus highly interdependent. If the vulnerability of this basic system is high, this also applies to the society based on it. In this respect, mobility policy in the 21st century is not only faced with the enormous challenge of the socio-ecological transformation of the fossil transport system. At the same time, it is challenged to massively increase its functional resilience in order to be prepared for future stress events, which may vary considerably.

The Corona pandemic acted as a catalyst for the analysis: using its specific implications for mobility as an example, a burning-glass view of the general vulnerability and volatility of the modern world became possible, as well as derivations for scientific interpretations and political recommendations for action for a future-proof mobility policy, which not only directly increase the specific resilience of the mobility system, but thereby indirectly also the resilience and stability of society as a whole.

The question derived from this about the general and specific implications and learning effects of the pandemic was dealt with in a theoretical-systematic and an empirical analysis step. First, the consequences of Covid-19 for the mobility of our modern societies were systematised in detail. The subsequent "Real-Time Delphi Survey" dealt with the systemic changes in passenger and freight transport triggered by the Corona pandemic and the identification of concrete learning experiences for the crisis-resilient design of mobility systems. Based on the results from the real-time Delphi, the criteria and approaches for designing a sustainable, crisis-resistant and socially just mobility system as well as concrete political recommendations for action were derived.