Intergenerational approaches to promote sustainable mobility


10 July 2020, 11:30 - 13:00

European cities are facing several challenges when it comes to their senior citizens. While this population group is growing, it is critical to enable and empower them to move around the city independently and sustainably.

A webinar from the CIVITAS ECCENTRIC project, which is taking place on 10 July from 11:30 to 13:00 CEST, will highlight experiences from cities that have rolled out sustainable urban mobility projects that target the elderly and youth, bring generations together, and promote self-determined mobility and sustainability.

Learn from Lea Wiser from Munich (Germany) how to combine sustainable mobility, climate protection and internet education for seniors with the help from high school students. Plus, hear Pilar Castro from Madrid (Spain) discuss how to empower senior citizens and teenagers to take matters into their own hands and move around sustainably and independently.

During the webinar, participants will learn about:

  • Benefits of intergenerational projects
  • First-hand experience implementing the projects in Munich and Madrid
  • How to bring together schools, teenagers, and the elderly • The importance of autonomous mobility for the elderly
  • How different learning modules were structured and conducted in Munich, including the use of an "age suit" when conducting workshops
  • How to adapt Munich’s and Madrid’s programmes to different needs
  • Drivers and barriers of implementing the programmes


  1. Opening and Welcome; Paula Land, ICLEI Europe
  2. Transfer – being mobile, staying mobile; Lea Wiser, Green City e.V. Munich
  3. Peer-to-peer activities for youth and elderly promoting sustainable mobility and autonomy; Pilar Castro, City of Madrid
  4. Question and answer session

Please register for the webinar here. There is also the possibility to sign-up for one-on-one consultation on how to replicate Munich’s transfer measure.