EURIST is initiating projects in the field of sustainable transport. Steps from project idea to „cutting the red tape“ are generally based on a comprehensive stakeholder involvement throughout the project’s phases – and the definition of the project’s purpose, primary and secondary goals, timeframe and timeline of when goals are expected to be met.

The project Initiation phase is also used to determine the project’s viability prior to committing the required staff, materials, and finances to the project.

EURIST has initiated projects in the field of road safety, non-motorised transport, public transport transport, awareness raising, knockledge ecxchange and data collection – both in rural and urban environment and with a focus on sub-saharan Africa.

For more information please contact: Dr. Jürgen Perschon,

Ropeway Workshop Izmir

The cooperation between EURIST and the city of Izmir resulted in a request from the town councilors to present the ropeway theme in a workshop – and, if necessary, to integrate it into the city’s future transport planning as an urban means of transport.

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In addition to a general introduction to Sustainable Urban Mobility, EURIST used a brief study to analyze key issues and the current situation of the city’s transport sector with key transport stakeholders and explained the potential of urban cable cars.

In addition, potential corridors for pilot projects were discussed in group work phases.
Participants of the workshop were composed of important stakeholders in the transport sector of the city which were invited in cooperation between EURIST and the city of Izmir. The aim of the event was to make this group of participants a task force that develops and pursues more concrete steps regarding a feasibility study and other activities.

For the project report please check in our publications or open it directly from here.


Due to its direct involvement in cities transport policies and projects around the world, EURIST experts are invited by universities to give lectures on sustainable mobility. Eurist team members hold presentations and seminars at universities such as the Technical University of Munich/Tsinghua University Beijing, TU Dresden, TU Berlin and the TU Hamburg-Harburg.
The goal is to substantially influence the educational approach and curricula in the field of sustainable Transport teaching and capacity building worldwide. EURIST 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.

Lecture examples

Since 2010
TUHH Lectures

For one semester each year, EURIST organizes and carries out lectures at the Technical University of Hamburg- Harburg. This biweekly lectures are based on the transport planning and transport projects in megacities with a focus on countries of the global south.

EU Policies in Transport – Nikosia, Cyprus

On invitation of the EU Infopoint Panel / Mobility Week 2017 „Clean, Shared and Intelligent Mobility“ Nikosia / Cyprus, September 2017 EURIST introduced into EU’s policy on clean and intelligent mobility, including highlighting the best examples from EU countries.

Research & Consulting


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.

Research examples

2022 – Compensation of CO2e emissions from pedelecs in Uganda

Eurist conducted a study to estimate that the use of one pedelec can reduce This will be achieved in five steps: (A)

Production of pedelecs and lithium-ion batteries; (B) Transportation from the manufacturer in India to Uganda; (C) Reduction of CO2e emissions due to the use of pedelecs instead of motorized vehicles.

To partially substitute motorized vehicles such as passenger cars, boda-bodas, and matatus, with pedelec use. Determine the appropriate portion of motorized vehicle emissions that should be credited to pedelecs that partially replace transport by these vehicles, thereby increasing pedelec CO2e reduction. The final step is to…
Combine all individual estimates to create a conservative estimate of the net reduction of CO2e emissions resulting from the use of pedelecs in Uganda. Two modal distributions are assumed for the partial replacement of motorised vehicles with pedelecs. Depending on the modal split, the net CO2e reduction per year will vary. The carbon footprint of a single pedelec ranges from approximately 2.5 to 2.9 tonnes CO2e

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.

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.

Study Tours

Study tours offer the opportunity of immersion in real life experience.
It offers not only students but also decision makers the chance of appreciating practices in a chosen field in a way that lectures and presentations cannot.
EURIST offers study tours with the goal of enhancing perspectives in sustainable mobility.

In this way, we expand people’s activity radius who would have otherwise rely on getting around on foot. The bicycles allow much larger distances to be covered which in many cases is that difference that enables access to clean water, education and health care. A bicycle increases the chance of participating in community life and is a means of combating poverty. For the beneficiary groups, a bicycle is a big help to being able to help one’s self.

More information on Make a Move Campaign Projects is available below. For further informational flyers, reports and newspaper articles on our bicycle projects please check our publications section..

2015 – 2021
Iraq Delegations Visit

Out of our long lasting cooperation and partnership with Dr. Hasan Sinemillioglu from the Dortmund University of Technology, we could finally develop a partnership with the University of Dohuk in northern Irak.

A delegation of professors and students from Dohuk came to Hamburg in June for a study tour of interesting transport issues in Hamburg organised and guided by Eurist.

After a successful first experience, study tours were maintained in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Study Tour Algeria

To showcase African Best Practice a study tour was organized for a high level delegation from Uganda, including the Executive Director of Kampala Capital city Authority (KCCA) to the ropeways systems in Algeria (Algiers and Constantine). One result of the study tour was the allocation of municipal funds for a feasibility study, carried out through an experienced Canadian Consultancy from late 2014 on. The idea was already presented to the Government of Uganda, getting positive feedback from the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.