Welcome to MOBI-TWIN, an EU-funded project dedicated to unraveling the dynamics of spatial mobility and its significant impact on European Union regions. The MOBI-TWIN project aims to comprehend the intricate patterns of mobility and leverage this knowledge to foster regional prosperity.

MOBI-TWIN key areas of focus include analysing the factors that shape human mobility behaviour, taking into account the influence of Twin Transitions on regional attractiveness. The project also examines the evolving equilibrium among different forms of spatial mobility and its implications for EU regions. Through advanced modeling techniques, the project assesses the consequences of changing mobility patterns on demographics, society, welfare systems, and the labor market. Additionally, the project envisions tailored strategies that capitalize on positive outcomes, promoting sustainable development and maximizing benefits for EU regions.

With special attention given to the disruptions caused by COVID-19 and Brexit, MOBI-TWIN strives to address the challenges and opportunities arising from the evolving freedom of movement between EU regions.

Join us on this enlightening journey as the MOBI-TWIN project delves into the complexities of spatial mobility, driving evidence-based policies, and empowering regional growth in the European Union.



Work Packages

WP1 : Mapping the drivers of spatial mobility
  • Explore the interplay between spatial mobility, drivers and Twin Transition for understanding the ways in which existing spatial mobility flows can be altered or reversed.
  • Perform a pan-European large-scale survey to collect data on citizens’ intentions, drivers and barriers, to move dueto twin transition-related factors.
  • Identify the drivers affecting spatial mobility or immobility, with a specific focus on individual (age, sex, education etc.), regional (e.g., urban-rural), policies (e.g., freedom of movement), life stages (labour, student, leisure etc.) and mobility forms.
WP2 : Redefining regional typologies based on spatial mobility and Twin Transition
  • Explore existing definitions of regional attractiveness and regional typologies in EU regions.
  • Develop a Regional Attractiveness Index in the Twin Transition era based on the rise of novel spatial mobility forms, drivers and barriers.
  • Develop a typology of EU regions based on the Regional Attractiveness Index.
WP3 : Assessing the impact of spatial mobility on EU regions
  • Design and develop a set of microsimulation and agent-based models to simulate the effects of changing spatial mobility patterns on regional inequalities and resilience.
  • Build scenarios for assessing the effects of changing spatial mobility patterns on EU regions through workshops in selected EU regions.
  • Assess the effects of spatial mobility on selected left-behind and demographically declining areas in terms of
    demographics, society, welfare system and labour market (comparative research among selected EU regions).
  • Assess the effects of spatial mobility on regional inequality and sustainability in the identified EU regional typologies (EU level).
WP4 : Stakeholder engagement and open policy discussion
  • Align ΜΟΒΙ-TWIN’s scope and aims with the values, needs and expectations of RRI principles.
  • Review EU policies and risk mitigation measures affecting freedom of movement between regions with an emphasis on cross-border areas and COVID-19 & Brexit disruptions.
  • Conduct regional multi-stakeholder dialogues at selected EU regions to discuss the ΜΟΒΙ-TWIN’s outcomes in relation to the effects of Twin Transition on spatial mobility.
  • Derive concrete policy recommendations targeting different regional typologies for effectively assessing and managing the impacts of changing spatial mobility patterns during Twin Transition, in relation to their developmental potential and sustainability.
WP5 : Dissemination, communication and exploitation
  • To design and organise project’s dissemination and communication strategy.
  • To establish strong synergies with other EU projects with an emphasis on maximising knowledge transfer between different stakeholder groups.
  • To set-up a ‘Spatial mobility and Twin Transition’ Advisory Board as consultation body of the project.
  • To design and implement an IPR and exploitation plan for the protection and sustainability of results.
WP6 : Project management and Coordination
  • To ensure the coordination, collaboration of project partners and the safe management of data.
  • To monitor project’s progress, time framework and budget.
  • To monitor the progress and submit the deliverables produced throughout the project on time.
  • To produce the project reports (periodic and final).
WP7 : Ethics requirements
  • The objective is to ensure compliance with the ‘ethics requirements’ set out in this work package.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement no. 101094402

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