Theory and practice
All training events consisted of two parts: theoretical and practical training. The 2-day technical training sessions contained lessons about transport theory and methodological approaches as well as best practice examples. To put this newly acquired knowledge into practice, practical training took place after the technical sessions. Here, trainees developed and implemented their own small scale projects (mini-projects) in their home town. Trainers assisted them during the entire project life-time.
Even the technical part of the training followed the principles of interactivity. Role-plays, group work, lively discussions and other interactive elements were the key element of the training.
Foreign trainers and national hosts
The training was facilitated by international experts (e.g. university lecturers, mobility experts and other professionals) who were accompanied by a national host (e.g. energy agency, NGO, training organisation). The training was translated to the host country’s national language, using simultaneous translation. (see trainers)
The field of transport and mobility is a very wide one and not every aspect of mobility can be covered in one training course. Therefore, the TRANSPORT LEARNING training defined 8 modules, thus dealing with the most relevant topics for transport practitioners:
64 training events were successfully carried out between May 2012 and April 2013. The training covered eight modules related to sustainable transport. Training events were held in Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain.