STARS Webinar n°2 – Bringing car sharing into the European cities

The STARS webinar n°2 took place on Friday 20th of September. If you missed it, you can directly access the replay by clicking here. 

This second STARS webinar gathered 20 participants (5 panellists and 15 attendees), plus 4 out of 5 Uptake cities (Sofia (Bulgaria), Varna (Bulgaria), Budapest (Hungary) & Cluj- Napoca (Romania)).

The webinar was moderated by Marko Horvat (ICLEI European Secretariat).

After examining the current status and available business models of car sharing in Europe in the first STARS webinar, this new online session focused on the STARS results from the perspective of local authorities. Local authorities have the power to influence car sharing through policies and stakeholder engagement. Thus, the different STARS webinar speakers addressed some of the important components of car sharing that could ease the implementation of car sharing at the local level.




11:00-11:05 Welcoming words & brief agenda overview

Moderator: Marko Horvat (ICLEI)

11:05-11:20 Uptake cities: Who you are and what is the car sharing situation in your city – in your own words (3 min max)
11:20-11:4 Topic: How to make car sharing mainstream: integrating car sharing policy at European, national and local level?

Jeffrey Matthijs (

Q&A for 5 min

11:40-12:00 Topic:  Impact of different car sharing variants on urban mobility

Gunnar Nehrke (German Car Sharing Association (bcs))

Q&A for 5 min

12:00-12:20 Topic: Practical implementation of car sharing policies on municipal level

Michael Glotz-Richter (City of Bremen)

Q&A for 5 min

12:20-12:30 Final words & general questions

Marco Diana, project coordinator (Politecnico di Torino)




Funded by the European Commission and standing for “Shared mobility opporTunities And challenges foR European citieS”, STARS will bring together experts from the transport engineering, environmental psychology, and industrial economics fields.

During 30 months, STARS partners will adopt a co-modality approach, considering the real effects of car sharing on other travel modes, the (new) travel demand, and the mobility needs of European citizens. The new aspect of STARS lies in the studies on the implications and impacts of car sharing, rather than on the implementation of the system itself, as it has been done before.

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