Walk21 is supporting THE PEP partnership to develop a Walking Masterplan for the pan-European region by 2025.

At the 5th High-level Ministerial Meeting on Transport Health Environment in Vienna May 2021 the ministers responsible for transport, health and environment of the member states of the UNECE WHO-Europe pan-European region adopted the Vienna Ministerial Declaration. With this declaration the ministers are calling for the development of a Pan-European Master Plan for Active Mobility and have mandated THE PEP Partnership on Active Mobility with the task to highlight and integrate walking. To this end a first ever pan-European Master Plan Walking will be developed which will then together with the Pan-European Master Plan on Cycling Promotion provide the requested strategic umbrella – the Pan European Master Plan on Active Mobility – for the promotion of active mobility in the region.

Supported by the secretariats of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Transport and Environment Divisions in Geneva and the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) in Copenhagen, THE PEP is a unique tripartite policy platform that seeks to encourage transport policymakers and urban planners to consider the health and environmental impacts of transport and address them through shared policy approaches. 

THE PEP region map

Representatives of member states, intergovernmental organisations and NGOs including relevant experts and stakeholders are invited to participate in the process and work with us to develop effective national walking strategies in parallel from the following countries:

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, North Macedonia, Romania, Russia Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, UK, USA, Uzbekistan.

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Upcoming events

The kick-off meeting will be hosted by the French Ministry of Ecology Transition on 25-26 April in Paris.

The second meeting will be hosted by the Government of Ireland and TU Dublin as part of the Walk21 conference 19-23 September in Dublin.

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We will be posting updates of the meetings here.