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Mobility and Transport

Diversity Ambassadors in Transport

Transport is one the EU's key economic sectors, keeping the economy moving and ensuring the delivery of goods and services. The EU transport sector employs over 10 million workers, accounts for 5% of gross domestic product (GDP) and comprises ~1.1 million enterprises. Transport also enables the movement of people, which is vital for social inclusion and ensuring well-being.

The EU transport sector is currently facing several challenges, including an ageing workforce, staff shortages, a lack of competitiveness, poor resilience to external shocks (such as wars or pandemics) and climate change. The sector is also undergoing significant changes including automation, digitalisation and the rising use of alternative energy sources. To deal with these challenges and to offer a variety of different perspectives, skills, and experiences, the sector must become more diverse and inclusive.

Among transport users, factors such as gender, age, employment, income, education, car ownership and household size negatively impact the extent to which individuals can access and utilise transport.

The Ambassadors for #DiversityInTransport seek to promote diversity, equality and inclusion within the EU transport sector, through raising awareness and sharing information on and developing and implementing initiatives to promote diversity in the EU transport sector, both from the perspective of transport workers and transport users.

For more information, please see our contractor's website.