ITS World Congress launches Young Mobility Community

Young people can mull visions of mobility in future under #itsyoungmobility
11 June 2020
Traffic in Hamburg's Speicherstadt

The ITS Young Mobility Community has gone online as Hamburg gears up to host the Intelligent transport Systems (ITS) World Congress next year. The community offers school pupils and students an opportunity to share and discuss their ideas for the future of mobility. The aim is  to highlight young people's ideas in the run-up to the congress and when it opens its doors. All kinds of experts will be on hand to discuss any bright ideas put forward. 

Ideas for mobility of future  

"We are interested in young people's creative ideas. They have a strong sense of the future challenges to mobility," said Andrea Weidinger of ITS Hamburg 2021 GmbH. Young people value the positive influence of mobility on society and environmental protection. "We want to bring this fresh breeze - which can sometimes be critical - to the congress more strongly. The Instagram account @itsyoungmobility and the hashtag #itsyoungmobility are central to activities. All school pupils and students in Hamburg can participate and share their ideas with other young people. A team of seven young people aged between 17 and 26 is responsible for reporting on Instagram at present.

Digital means of participation 

Project events with schools, courses at universities and digital participation opportunities are being held in the run-up to ITS. Talented young people will have an opportunity to design their own exhibition area at the congress. The mobility ideas will be presented to an expert audience. The congress also offers plenty of room to network with decision-makers in politics and business.

ITS World Congress in Hamburg

Hamburg is hosting the congress in co-operation with the German Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure from October 11-15, 2021 in the refurbished Congress Center Hamburg (CCH), and on select streets. ITS regularly attracts over 15,000 delegates to the accompanying exhibitions, live demonstrations and talks on the latest developments in the intelligent transport sector. The congress is a catalyst of the senate’s ITS strategy to position Hamburg as a model of intelligent transport and laboratory for logistics solutions. In 2018, Hamburg founded the ITS Hamburg 2021 GmbH to implement the ITS World Congress. ERTICO - ITS Europe is a partnership of around 100 companies and institutions involved in the production of transport systems.

sb/pb