The MITECO and Mitma announce the 12th Spanish Sustainable Mobility Week Awards

Apr 3, 2022 | Post, Current affairs, Featured, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

The awards have two categories: one reserved for local councils and the other for public institutions, organisations and companies. Nominations can be submitted from 1 April to 10 June 2022 inclusive.

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The Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge (MITECO) and the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (Mitma) are jointly announcing the 12th Spanish Sustainable Mobility Week Awards (SEMS Awards 2022).

The aim of the SEMS Awards is to recognise the efforts made by public institutions, companies and civil society to promote sustainable mobility through their participation in European Mobility Week.

The awards have two categories. The first is reserved for local councils, with two sub-categories depending on their population (over 100,000 and under 100,000 inhabitants), and recognises the best permanent measures implemented in their municipalities.

The second category is aimed at other actors and recognises the best Mobility Actions, or good practices in mobility, developed by public institutions (except city councils), companies and organisations in their field of action.

Nominations can be submitted from 1 April to 10 June 2022, inclusive, and the awards will be presented during the next European Mobility Week (EMW), which will be held from 16 to 22 September this year.

The rules of the awards and the application form to submit entries are available on the MITECO website.

European Mobility Week
The SEMS Awards were launched following the celebration of the 10th anniversary of European Mobility Week in 2010. EMW is a European Commission campaign to raise awareness of sustainable urban mobility.

The main events of the campaign take place between 16 and 22 September, culminating in Car Free Day. Local councils, the campaign’s protagonists, organise activities during the week and implement permanent measures in their municipalities aimed at achieving more sustainable mobility. Other public institutions, companies and social organisations can also participate through the development of Mobility Actions, which can be registered throughout the year.

Every year, Spain has been at the forefront of participation at European level. In the last edition, a total of 463 municipalities in Spain applied, achieving the highest participation in the European Union and the second highest globally. These municipalities implemented 1,800 permanent measures and 343 Mobility Actions were registered.