Wednesday 16 September 2020
Zero-emission mobility for all
The theme of this year’s European Mobility Week expresses the ambitious goal of establishing a carbon neutral Europe by 2050, as announced by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von de Leyen. With that in mind, our Mobility Actions for this year’s European Mobility Week pertain to all modes of transportation: cycling, walking, and public transport. Our motto this year is: “Move responsibly!”.
Discussion on the topic "Cycling Friendly Business"
Watch the discussion in Greek here
Watch the discussion in English here
Just like in the past three years, the events being held at the SNFCC include an open discussion on the subject of the latest trends in bicycle use across Europe. More specifically, this year’s topic is "Cycling Friendly Business". On a European level, businesses – both small and large – can play a significant role in the development of sustainable transportation. This year especially, with the pandemic demanding safety in transportation, cycling can play a critical role where distances allow. By supporting their employees in cycling to and from the workplace, through motives and additional benefits, businesses can incorporate sustainable transportation into the core of their priorities. But even when travel distances are not favorable, the mild exercise offered by cycling improves the mental and physical health of employees, boosts immunity and enhances their wellbeing.
The discussion will be held in collaboration with the Corporate Responsibility Committee of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, and pertains to seeking a more sensible and sustainable way of life through the use of bicycles to commute to and from work, as well as to encouraging employees to integrate cycling into their lives, in order to promote a more sustainable, more pleasant urban environment. The discussion will include a presentation of relevant European market trends, the viewpoint of businesses themselves, issues of employment law, and suggestions on how any business, regardless of its size, can become more cycle friendly.
The event is not exclusive to members of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, but is open to any organization or business with an interest in sustainable development.
This event is also part of the Sustainable Talks series of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce Corporate Responsibility Committee.
Wednesday 16/09 | 19.00-20.30
Free admission by online pre-registration
Pre-registration begins on Thurday 10/9.
Simultaneous interpretation between English and Greek will be provided.
The discussion will be broadcasted live on this page, on the Facebook page @SNFCC and the SNFCC's YouTube channel.
The SNFCC’s shuttle buses take part in EMW
Public transport, such as buses, are one of the most eco-friendly ways of moving around the city. By carrying a much larger number of passengers than a private car, they make a significant contribution in reducing emissions, as well as road traffic.
The SNFCC’s shuttle buses are a green, cheap and practical way to visit the SNFCC. And this year, our buses demonstrate this role by taking part in EMW!
Bike in the city
During EMW, and running alongside its special themed events, the SNFCC will also present, through its YouTube channel and Facebook page, a daily mini-series of videos filmed on its premises, on the subject of urban cycling.
Design-Implementation: Cities for Cycling
Due to public health measures, there may be changes regarding either the staging of the event, or the maximum number of participants.