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PAF’s mission is to advance sustainable mobility solutions improving Malta’s traffic situation, thereby enhancing quality of life and environmental conditions for the Maltese population.
Malta today is facing problems with high traffic volume, parking shortage, deteriorating environmental conditions and public health concerns attributable to CO2 emissions and other pollutants from transport. Those are linked to massive costs for the Maltese economy and general well-being of the population. As a response, numerous sustainable mobility solutions have been introduced to commuters in Malta recently. While these initiatives are predominantly positive and early adopters are gaining momentum, car dependency is still considerably growing. PAF’s main aim is to change this trip by trip through a variety of initiatives and projects. PAF is a sustainable mobility NGO founded by a group of forward thinking individuals in the mobility sector. Founded in 2016, it became a registered foundation and voluntary organisation in 2018. Its operations are supported at arms length by the Debono Group.
Our strategic objective is that:
Malta’s collective use of public spaces is improved, ensuring accessible and sustainable multimodal mobility.
We see mobility as an important aspect to sustainability in general, as there have been important developments with impact on urban mobility, such as the growing importance of cities, disruptive changes in transport and mobility of both technological and societal nature, as well as rising mobility (congestion), health (air pollution) and climate (emissions) challenges.
We are bringing together many of Malta’s leading thinkers to support the creation of evidence for sustainable and multi-modal transportation systems.
We are actively working on new solutions to improve mobility through the greater utilisation of vehicles, public transport, and an intelligent approach to work and travel.
PAF serves as a platform where people are encouraged to share their ideas, collaborate, and receive support in implementing solutions to the mobility problem.
PAF’s mission is to advance sustainable mobility solutions improving Malta’s traffic situation, thereby enhancing quality of life and environmental conditions for the Maltese population. We are regularly looking for meaningful partnerships to implement sustainable mobility programming and research in Malta.
Project Aegle Foundation was named after a figure in Greek mythology, whose name is said to be derived from “Αἴγλη” (“Aegle”), meaning “Brightness,” or “Splendor,” from the beauty of the human body when in good health, as mobility done right leads to healthier environments and people.
PAF is affiliated with the Debono Group at arms lengths, which supports its staffing and operation. However there is a mix of collaborators hailing from different backgrounds such as academia and business driving much of the foundations programming. The foundation seeks to include the ideas and solutions of people from civil society at large, by seeking diverse opinions and thoughts about mobility and transportation, using those to advocate for sustainable mobility.
Are clustered around the following pillars:
Research – of issues and sustainable solutions
Pilot projects – PAF works on innovative ideas
Behaviour Change – social change accompanying technical solutions
Advocacy – for sustainable mobility solutions
Is that Malta’s collective use of public spaces is improved, ensuring accessible and sustainable multimodal mobility.
A sustainable mobility system is one that:
PAF is leading the consortium formed with MCAST and Valletta Design Cluster (through the Valletta Cultural Agency) to run the Malta EIT Urban Mobility RIS hub – A local contact point for EIT Urban Mobility.
EIT Urban Mobility is a European-wide knowledge and innovation community established by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), which addresses how people move around in Europe’s towns and cities and proposes solutions for the benefit of both residents and the environment.
In order to support the vision of creating more livable urban spaces, the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) is designed to disseminate knowledge, know-how, good practices as well as to encourage the participation of Maltese organisations in Urban Mobility’s activities. Therefore, the Malta RIS hub has been created to support innovation, education, business creation in Malta. The Hub is also is the contact point for knowledge sharing, awareness raising and networking on the topic of urban mobility at the national level.