Transforming passenger transport in Eastern Europe: lessons from Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, and Romania


Event description

Over the last two decades, transport emissions in EU countries that joined after 2004 have gone up 90%, despite remaining stable elsewhere in the block. Much of this growth is driven by higher incomes, neglected transport networks, and the status attached to car ownership.

To tackle the problem, we need a more complete picture of the drivers of transport emissions, including individual behaviour and public policies. This event explored the key findings from a two-year research project on Eastern European transport policies and practices, with a particular focus on Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, and Romania.

Keynote speech by Agnė Vaiciukevičiūtė, Lithuanian Ministry of Transport and Communication

Panel discussion: Developing a more holistic approach to mobility and emissions


  • Julia von Viebahn, European Climate Initiative
  • Agnė Vaiciukevičiūtė, Lithuanian Ministry of Transport and Communication
  • Andrzej Ancygier, Climate Analytics
  • Kristina Gaučė, DVCentras
  • Cathleen Kmezik, NOW-GmbH
  • Sarah Karge, ADFC
  • Alexander Czeh, Cargoroo
  • Mihai Stoica, 2Celsius
  • Judit Szegő, Clean Air Energy Group
  • Marcin Wołek, University of Gdańsk
  • Marlin Arnz, Reiner Lemoine Institute
  • Krzysztof Krawiec, Silesian University of Technology / WiseEuropa
  • Paulina Szewczyk, Biuro of Spatial Planning of Gdynia

This event is organised under the EUKI project ‘Closing the gaps in passenger transport policy’ and is supported by: