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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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Are millennials thinking in the same way on mobility as others? Mpact is involved in the development of an urban multi-modal transportation app with the integration of carpooling. We asked some feedback to students from KULeuven-Campus Brussels.

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Today the success stories of AirBnB, BlaBlaCar, Lyft, and others are already well known. The rise of these initiatives is just one side of the sharing economy. In many neighborhoods, peer-initiatives are flourishing. Something new is happening – the rise of active citizenship, people identifying themselves with their neighborhood, working on social cohesion – a renaissance of neighborhoods and bringing people together who believe in each other. At least this is happening in the Belgian city of Ghent where local initiatives received a big window: a very successful sharefest took place this September.

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