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  • Information

    This course was originally offered as a moderated course as part of the EU CH4LLENGE project. While we can no longer provide expert moderation, we are happy to make the course material open for you to learn from.  If you have any questions about this course or about the CH4LLENGE project, please contact Susanne Boehler-Baedeker (
    • Online Course "Participation in sustainable urban mobility planning"

      A dialogue-based participation process is crucial for the joint analysis of local mobility problems, development of common objectives and targets, identification of mobility strategies and selection of measures that are widely accepted and supported. In this course you will learn more about policy frameworks for participation, how to integrate participation into the SUMP process, how to create a good mix of involvement tools and how to prepare, carry out and evaluate participation processes. This course has seven units (each consisting of one or several modules):
      • Unit 1: Introduction
      • Unit 2: Background and context
      • Unit 3: Groundwork for participation
      • Unit 4: Levels of involvement
      • Unit 5:: Management of participation processes
      • Unit 6: Quality control and evaluation
      • Unit 7: Conclusion

      Important: You do not need to complete the course all at once. The e-learning platform will save your last visit and always ask whether you would like to resume where you left off when you click on the link below (however, this only works if you use the same computer when returning to the course).

    • Online course "Participation in the City of Ghent"

      This in-depth excursus on mobility planning in the City of Ghent, Belgium illustrates how a  planning authority can facilitate joint transport planning with its citizens and stakeholders. The course will allow you to gain deeper, implementation-based knowledge of the difficulties and possibilities associated with participation. It explains how participation evolved in the City of Ghent and presents various examples of past and future mobility projects of the city that were planned with a strong participatory approach.

    • Course Evaluation

      Congratulations! You have completed the CH4LLENGE e-learning course on participation. Please take a few minutes to let us know about your experience with the course. Your feedback is greatly appreciated, and will be used to improve future e-learning courses.