Capacity building activities, including training programmes, are an important aspect of the SOLUTIONSplus project, which works towards a long-lasting transition to low-carbon urban mobility. To achieve this, the project has organised various webinars, peer-to-peer exchange sessions, regional trainings, and launched a global e-learning programme on electric mobility, sharing knowledge and practical expertise to cities, public authorities and a broader audience.

After two successful e-courses in 2021 and 2022 on electric mobility and on the electrification of buses and their integration in cities’ public transport systems, the third SOLUTIONSplus e-course on Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) just finished at the end of February. Led by ERTICO, POLIS and SWARCO, the e-course provided an introduction to the MaaS concept and its role in making mobility more sustainable.

The kick-off webinar of the e-course held on 17 January attracted 100 participants from 39 countries interested in this training programme. In total, 157 participants signed up and followed the e-course on the Mobility Academy platform over six weeks. 33 participants successfully submitted all assignments of the e-course and received a certificate. In the post-training survey, all the respondents judged the content to be ‘relevant’ or ‘very relevant’ to their daily work, studies or interests.

All the training videos of the third e-course are now available to anyone interested in learning more about MaaS on the Mobility Academy website and on the SOLUTIONSplus YouTube channel.

The SOLUTIONSplus global e-learning programme will continue with a fourth e-course on electrification of paratransit organised by CODATU in April. Visit the SOLUTIONSplus website and follow the project on Twitter to stay informed about this new training coming soon.

The previous e-courses and the other trainings provided by SOLUTIONSplus can be found on the project’s website or the Mobility Academy.

The topics of MaaS, Micromobility and charging will also be discussed further at the ITS European Congress taking place from 22 to 24 May in Lisbon.

The SOLUTIONSplus project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 875041.