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THE PEP Partnerships

THE PEP Partnerships

 

Member States created THE PEP Partnerships. THE PEP Partnerships are one of several implementation mechanism of THE PEP to support the achievement of THE PEP Priority Goals. As one of the four implementation mechanisms, the Partnerships are a major device to support and promote integrated policymaking through the development of tools, methods and capacity-building materials and training.

 

THE PEP Partnerships provide an agile and flexible means by which member states and other stakeholders can work together in greater depth on specific issues and develop tools, methods and other resources to support policy implementation. Depending on the topic and coordinators, the Partnerships engage in their activities with academic institutions, relevant non-government organizations (NGOs) and international and governmental organizations. They also cooperate with international financial and donor organizations that provide funds for programmes and projects.

 

These Partnerships focus on precise technical implementation aspects and allow, when relevant, to expand beyond the three involved sectors by additionally highlighting other sectors and stakeholders. More specifically, the Partnerships: develop guidance, methods and training packages; provide technical assistance to member States; implement and evaluate integrated policy approaches; foster capacity building and exchange of knowledge; develop outreach materials and promote research; and foster international advocacy and cooperation.

 

Current Partnerships:

Partnership on Health Economic Assessment Tools (PHEAT)
The HEAT Partnership supports the development of guidance and practical tools for estimating the economic value of the health impacts of regular walking or cycling. HEAT is based on the best available scientific evidence and can be adapted to fit specific situations.

Partnership on Active Mobility (previously, Partnership on Cycling Promotion (PCP) aims to support the implementation of the Pan-European Master Plan for Cycling Promotion and to develop a pan-European master plan on active mobility. Member States, at the fifth High-level Meeting on Transport, Health and Environment (online, Vienna, 17-18 May 2021), decided to extend the scope of the Partnership on Cycling to active Mobility. 

Partnership on Eco-Driving (PED) aims to disseminate knowledge and good practices about the concept of eco-driving and approaches to its implementation. Partnership promotes the development of harmonized criteria for certification schemes and training materials for trainers and driving schools on eco-driving. It also develops approaches to assess the effectiveness of eco-driving.

Partnership on Jobs in Green and Healthy Transport (PJGHT) aims to stimulate a debate and shared understanding on jobs in green and healthy transport, analyse the potential for greening “old” jobs and creating “new green” jobs in transport and mobility and assess the qualitative and quantitative impacts on the environment, health, transport and economy.

Partnership on the Integration of Transport, Health and Environmental Objectives into Urban and Spatial Planning (PG5) aims to facilitate the discussion and research on the issues of integration of transport, health and environmental objectives into urban and spatial planning policies. The activities will be closely linked to the THE PEP Academy.

Partnership on Sustainable Tourism Mobility (previously, TRANSDANUBE Partnership) aims at raising awareness for sustainable multimodal mobility to achieve sustainable tourism development at the national and international levels. It also aims at strengthening the cooperation among stakeholders at national and local levels and at contributing to the development of climate-friendly, convenient and attractive mobility services and offers for tourists and local people. Member States, at the fifth High-level Meeting on Transport, Health and Environment (online, Vienna, 17-18 May 2021), decided to extend the scope of the TRANSDANUBE Partnership into the new Partnership on Sustainable Tourism Mobility.

Partnership on Child- and Youth-friendly Mobility aims to allow youth to take action to implement the Vienna Declaration, create opportunities for exchange of knowledge and good practices, develop guidelines, toolboxes and a summary of good practices. Finally, it aims at creating a pan-European master plan on child-and youth-friendly mobility. The Partnership has been created at the fifth High-level Meeting on Transport, Health and Environment.