Transport Innovation Gender Observatory.

Women face higher risks and burdens than men in transport, due to unequal access to resources, education, job opportunities and entrenched socio-cultural norms. The TInnGO project will develop a framework and mechanisms for a sustainable game change in European transport using the transformative strategy of gender and diversity sensitive smart mobility.

The TInnGO project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no 824349.

TInnGO recognises the huge gender inequalities in current transport provision, documented in previous work and the knowledge from previous projects. TInnGO aims to combine existing tools and knowledge with new data, approaches and strategies in the following ways:

  • It will use and advance existing gender mainstreaming tools (such as Gender Impact Assessment (GIA) and Gender Action Planning (GAP)) and design and cultural research methods (such as workshops, ethnography, scenario building and participatory citizen research).
  • TInnGO will collate existing mobility data and set new standards for the collection of socio-demographic mobility data which enables women’s travel behaviour to be prioritised using intersectional analysis. It will do all this, whilst recognising that smart mobility should be inclusive, adaptable and capable of intelligent action in the light of new information.
  • TInnGO will provide the new datasets from which more equitable, fairer smart mobility can be developed, new resources to reduce gender gaps in transport, gender sensitive smart mobility innovations, new analysis methods and data sets, and case studies to inform both policy and practice.
  • TInnGO project will co-create and attract support and investment in gender action plans and gender sensitive smart mobility innovations by working with different groups of women and local stakeholders (transport planners, operators and educators) to effect change within TInnGO cities and regional networks.

National Hubs

At the TInnGO project, ten (10) national hubs will be set up; Sweden/Denmark, UK, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, France, Germany, Romania, Lithuania (+ Baltic states). These will be connected to a superordinate observatory called TInnGO (Transport Innovation Gendered Observatory). During the last year of the TInnGO project, the ambition is to transfer learning by informing the development of similar hubs in Malaysia, Brazil, Pakistan, China and USA.

The chronological course of the procedure is reflected in the following four (4) project phases:

Phase 1, the national research and practical knowledge is collected in the hubs and forwarded to TInnGO and the CDARE.

Phase 2, knowledge is consolidated and formed into coordinated research priorities that address specific gender problems in the individual country, training is undertaken across the project. ABM and predictive modelling are used to investigate gaps in transport provision and predict new service provision

Phase 3, initial Gender Action Plans, Gender Impact Assessments and gender mainstreaming tools are delivered for application in their hubs and across their networks. TInnGIdLabs work on local problems related to gender Smart Mobility and share experiences and ideas across the Open Innovation Platform. Feedback is provided to inform any iterative development. This will relate to already identified areas (mobility, safety and security, employment, education, opportunity and innovation) and specifically for the various stakeholders, ranging from IT developers and urban planners to municipal decisionmakers.

Types of Gender Action Plans will be developed in a transdisciplinary approach, involving stakeholders/target groups.

Phase 4, evaluation of the national hubs, TInnGIDlabs, the TInnGO observatory and the approach of the project. Sustainability plans are drawn up.

Additionally, the Hubs will host the TInnGIdLabs. Their aim is to encourage local stakeholders and communities to engage with smart mobility and gender issues relevant to them. These will be run as pop up design factories/fab labs in each city.

Project Partners

The TInnGO project brings together twenty (20) experienced and committed partners from thirteen (13) EU countries (comprising seven HEIs and research institutes, four municipalities and nine transport consultants (SMEs)), in a €4 million, three (3) years project.