2nd ERMN Meeting – to be held 10-12th of October 2023 in Bingen am Rhein (Germany)

SMARTA-NET is organising its first in-person conference in Bingen am Rhein, Germany (near Frankfurt) hosted by our lighthouse site Kusel District on 11-12th October, with site visits planned for 10th October.

The 2nd ERMN meeting aims to bring together municipality representatives and organizations to enhance rural mobility and foster sustainable transportation solutions across Europe, with the key focus on mobility’s role in support of rural tourism. The event offers a unique opportunity for the European Rural Mobility Network members to meet, share experiences, and discuss issues about rural mobility.

This event primarily focuses on municipalities and local authorities, in line with SMARTA-NET’s commitment to its mandate from the European Commission. Beyond municipalities, we also welcome the participation of various organizations involved in rural mobility planning and implementation.

If you are interested in participating in the event, please complete the form below.

Please note that are limited spots available, and we might not be able to accommodate everyone who expresses interest in joining the event, as the available places will primarily be assigned on an individual basis.

Event details:

When: 11-12th October, with a site visit planned for 10th October afternoon

Where: Bingen Am Rhein, Germany

Venue: RHEINTAL-KONGRESS-ZENTRUM, at Museumstrasse, 3, 55411 Bingen Am Rhein

Day 0: Tuesday, 10th October

Getting to Bingen

Afternoon Session (optional)


Site visit

  • Transport-oriented visit;
  • Rural tourism-oriented visit;
  • Rural development-oriented visit;
  • Leisure / activity-oriented visit;
Day 1: Wednesday, 11th October

ERMN Meeting – Day 1

Morning Session


Opening plenary


Coffee and networking


World Cafè session

Developing mobility in support of rural tourism



Lunch at venue

Afternoon Session


Plenary session

Good practice examples on Sustainable tourist mobility


Coffee and networking


Parallel thematic workshop sessions:

  • Local shared mobility solutions
  • Sustainable tourism & mobility
  • Designing mobility policies and plans
  • Analyse current mobility situations


Concluding remarks and short introduction of Day 2


19:30 –


Day 2: Thursday, 12th October

ERMN Meeting – Day 2

Morning Session


Parallel session

Guided by the topics proposed by participants


Coffee and networking


Closing Plenary Session



Lunch at venue


14:00 +

Participants depart for home/onward travel