What is the THE PEP?
THE PEP (Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme) is a joint programme of the UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) and the WHO (World Health Organization for Europe) which brings together national transport, health and environment ministries from 56 European countries, as well as from the USA and Canada, with the aim to promote environment-friendly and healthy mobility.
By invitation of Austria, the Fifth High-level Ministerial Meeting in the frame of THE PEP took place in Vienna from May 17 to 18, 2021 in the form of a virtual conference. At this meeting, the declaration ”Building forward better by transforming to new, clean, safe, healthy and inclusive mobility and transport” (”Vienna Declaration“) and the first ever Pan-European Master Plan for Cycling Promotion was adopted.
Youth Position Paper, Vienna 2021
I was part of the Youth-Forums in order to draft the Vienna Youth Position Paper.
The Vienna Youth Position Paper on Transport, Health and Environment has been produced by 27 participants of three international youth forums organised by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Climate Action. The following countries were involved: Austria, Belarus, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Serbia, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom. The paper contains the views and proposals of young people regarding the Transport, Health and Environment issues that are depicted in the Ministerial Declaration.
You can read the „Youth Position Paper, Vienna 2021“ HERE