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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Via Laietana, 16 Barcelona Barcelona Spain

How do we make sustainable mobility compatible with social justice? 

How can we prevent the most unprotected sectors from suffering the collateral effects of a green transition? 

Join us for a debate in Barcelona & online together with experts and NGOs to address these important questions and learn about best practices for socially just and sustainable mobility.  

About the event

The EU is promoting policies and actions aimed at reducing pollution and improving air quality, especially in the transport sector and in large cities. In fact, the Court of Justice of the European Union has warned that failure by states to respond could lead to the withdrawal of funding from the EU budget. 

Urban tolls, low-emission zones and green taxation on car registrations are just some of the instruments that states, regions, and cities implement to make the polluter pays principle effective. But how can we mitigate the collateral effects of these measures on vulnerable groups such as workers dependent on private vehicles and those from lower socio-economic backgrounds? And how can we ensure that the ecological transition is just? 

To explore these important questions, join us for a lively debate bringing together experts, foundations, and organisations working on proposals for a just ecological transition.  


  • David Lois, Mobility Behaviour, Professor of Social Psychology, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
  • Laura Dieguez, Secretary for trade union action and just transitions, Confederación Sindical de Comisiones Obreras 
  • Georgina Montesinos, Secretary of PTP (Promoció de Transport Públic)
  • Lena Widefjall, Parliamentary Assistant Greens/EFA

Moderator: Marc Rius: President, Nous Horitzons Foundation 


Date and Time: 30th November, 6pm-7:30pm CET

Location: This event will take place in person at the Headquarters of the Confederación Sindical de Comisiones Obreras in Barcelona and online via Zoom.  

LanguageThe main languages of the event will be Catalan and English, with simultaneous interpretation provided EN<>CAT.  

Registration: Please register in advance here!

Information in Catalan available here.


This project is organised by the Green European Foundation and Heinrich Böll Stiftung with the support of Fundació Nous Horitzons, and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation.

Via Laietana, 16 Barcelona Barcelona Spain

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