Research, Awareness Raising and Education

Through research and analysis we are developing to date knowledge on best transport practices and policies, which is our main product. Topics covered so far are Parking, Travel Demand Management, Freight, Public Transport, Non-motorised Transport, Road Safety and Land Use Planning.
EURIST provides advise on transport and sustainability issues as well as on research and analysis of current policies and practice.

EURIST has also made education in the field of sustainable Transport one of our core working areas. The goal is to substantially influence the educational approach and curricula in the field of sustainable Transport teaching and capacity building worldwide.

EURIST’s goal is cooperating with research institutions, looking to initiate lectures, training and seminars on multidimensional knowledge-exchange between industrialized, transition and developing regions – to the benefit of all.

2017 – 2019
Project Curriculum Jugendmobilität (JUMO) – Mobility Curriculum for the Youth

The project aims to improve the guiding principles and knowledge of German young people with regard to the topic of „sustainable mobility“. The focus is on the acquisition of „sustainable“ mobility competence among young people between 15 and 18 years of age.

The methodical implementation takes place through the production of 6 short documentary films between 5 and 7 minutes in length, which are oriented towards the pupils‘ living environment. In the film sequences, the different areas of cycling, public transport, walking, mobility and urban development, electromobility and the area of car and bike sharing / integrated mobility are to be addressed in an understandable way and explained using examples.

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The films, together with worksheets, project proposals, background materials and a brochure on how to use the material in class, are made available for download on a specially created website.
The student not only learns about the problems of increasing environmental pollution (noise, air pollution, climate problems, etc.), the increasing demand for space (parking, traffic jams), the associated loss of urban quality of life and the social dimension of mobility (conflicts of use, rising transport costs). In addition, the international significance of mobility and transport as well as regional measures and solutions for environmentally friendly mobility are presented through various settings.
The dissemination of the materials takes place nationwide through an effective public relations campaign, among others through the media centres of the school districts as well as through presentations on various websites, in magazines, forums and at conferences. The applicability and impact of the material on students will be evaluated during a test run of the project at „pilot schools“..

Supervision and Support in Student Projects

Being an expert in sustainable transport, EURIST is often approached my national and international students and members of the workforce who are interested in doing research projects in sustainable transport. EURIST’s experience, together with our expert network provides the perfect opportunity to support and supervise such projects.


Whether high school students, university students or simply people with an interest in developing their knowledge in sustainable transport, EURIST offers internships for different lengths of time. If you are interested in applying for an internship, please feel free to contact Dr. Jürgen Perschon at and we will contact you back.

Financing Sustainable Transport in Africa

On behalf of the Umweltbundesamt (the German “Federal Environment Agency”), the European Institute for Sustainable Transport (EURIST), in close consultation with the SLoCaT Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (, has conducted a study that identifies, analyses and compares financing and evaluation policies of transport projects in emerging and developing countries – with a particular focus on Sub-Saharan Africa.
The full project report is available in our publications.

TEST Network Training Workshop

Transport and Environment in Sub-Saharan Africa

The aim of this study was to provide and introduction to the transport and environment issues in Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. It focused on the key transport-related areas of air and noise pollution, road safety, traffic flow management, equity and climate change. In addition, best practice case studies from SSA and internationally in these areas mare identified. Finally, the study outlines conclusions and recommendations to assist the development of sustainable transport systems in SSA countries.

A project report is available in our publications.

2009 – 2010
Park(ing) Day

Park(ing) Day is an annual global event which temporarily transforms parking spaces into public spaces. In this event, citizens get a feel of what it could be like if there were less parking areas and instead more space for social activities, thereby drawing attention to the need of more urban open spaces. In 2009 and 2010, EURIST interns helped to organise EURIST’s participation in the Park(ing) day in Hamburg.