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TRansport Innovation for vulnerable-to-exclusion People needs Satisfaction

Project description

Co-designed solutions for disabled users of urban transport

People with disabilities are undoubtedly among the most vulnerable at risk of social exclusion. One of the many obstacles they face concerns using public transport. The EU-funded TRIPS project will investigate the barriers that hinder the use of public transportation by these groups. It will design and propose co-design approach that allows disabled users to take the leading role in designing transport systems. The project will be carried out by a consortium of Europe-wide networks of users, transport organisations, assistive technology specialists and municipalities in seven pilot cities: Lisbon, Zagreb, Bologna, Cagliari, Brussels, Sofia, and Stockholm. It will conduct research and evaluate existing accessibility and mobility services, elaborate on related digital and assistive technologies, design an index to measure mobility and provide exemplar case studies that demonstrate how mobility solutions designed by disabled users may provide inclusive urban transport-for-all.


Eighty million European citizens face long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairment. The goal of TRIPS is to design, describe and demonstrate practical steps to empower people with disabilities to play a central role in the design of inclusive digital mobility solutions. The consortium brings together pan-European networks of users (ENIL), transport organisations (UITP), assistive technology experts (AAATE) and municipalities to engage in open innovation on mobility. Supported by design methodology experts (TUE), systems integration experts (TB) and privacy experts (TRI) TRIPS will deliver and deploy a Co-design-for-All methodology (WP5) in 7 pilot cities - Lisbon, Zagreb, Bologna, Cagliari, Brussels, Sofia, Stockholm (WP6). TRIPS will conduct research on needs and attitudes towards future mobility solutions (WP2); review the state-of-the-art on accessibility, mobility and related digital and assistive technologies and policies (WP3) and devise an index to measure mobility. We will bring together users and transport experts to discuss institutional barriers to adoption, agree innovation priorities and policy changes (WP4) and co-develop an innovation roadmap and research priorities (WP7). The consortium utilises its international reach to validate outcomes with a wider range of vulnerable-to-exclusion users to ensure that outcomes are relevant to the wider population and transport ecosystem. To achieve this, we reach out to senior citizens and migrant organisations, transport operators, municipalities, assistive technology providers as well as academics and students in design, transport management, and public administration. In doing so, we will address the expected impacts of the call to help (a) regional authorities and businesses in designing digital transport solutions that cater for individual needs and (b) support policy-makers in designing appropriate regulatory frameworks and social and educational strategies.

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Net EU contribution
€ 394 668,75
Groene loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven

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Zuid-Nederland Noord-Brabant Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

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