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From the 22nd until the 24th of February a gathering of smart and creative people took place in Groot-Bijgaarden, near Brussels. More than 2.000 people joined the event Mobility of the Future. Besides the conference program, there was a hackathon to brainstorm about mobility challenges in Belgium. Read about the results of the #SocialCar challenge.

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The databases concerning shared mobility are on their way towards a bright future. Yet, are they able to become tools for social integration for people who are more vulnerable, the elderly, or persons with reduced mobility? (Article from Alteréchos, Julie Luong). Extracts in translation.

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“I need a ride and not a car”

SocialCar brought together a number of sharing economy practitioners and theorists in an open debate that took place in Brussels on 22nd November involving also representatives of the EU Commission. The experts identified three fields which require further attention when shaping the future of the shared mobility paradigm: the empowerment of small and medium-sized businesses, user-centred innovation and the need for data sharing.

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Mpact has been rolling out the European carpoolproject CHUMS at colleges and companies. Read a short overview of our latest experiences in this blog. Who knows, you might just get inspired to host your own carpool promotion campaign.

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