Mission accomplished! As part of the 20th ASEF Summer University (ASEFSU20) educational journey, 47 participants from 45 ASEM countries examined the challenges of contemporary transport and connectivity matters and developed real-scenario solutions for governments, businesses, NGOs and local communities linked with 4 major transportation modes 1) road, 2) rail, 3) maritime, and 4) air. Check out their ideas and visions:
1.1 Road A: How can authorities identify potential victims of human trafficking on transportation routes and in transit hubs such as airports, ports and railway stations? Supported by Safehouse Foundation
1.2 Road B: How can access to road transportation modes be improved for people with physical disabilities, in particular in rural and remote areas? Supported by the European Network on Independent Living
2.1 Rail A: How can security for train and underground transportation systems be increased while keeping the principles of affordability, accessibility and rapid change at bay?
2.2 Rail B: What does a fair and responsible logistics-based model that creates value for all stakeholders look like?
3.1 Sea A: How can we combat the environmental degradation at Lake Baikal arising from an increase in human connectivity due to tourism?
3.2 Sea B: What challenges will the advent of autonomous underwater vehicles bring to the fore, particularly around areas of high traffic, economically crucial and sensitive areas such as ports? Supported by Subnero
4.1 Air A: What actions need to be taken to secure safety and respect cultural needs of passengers and employers at airports as well as the local population in case of a pandemic outbreak? Supported by Fraport AG
4.2 Air B: What actions need to be taken to safely transport a valuable museum object by air in case of unforeseen circumstances? Supported by Chester Beatty Library
5 Team X: How can the ASEM Transportation Ministers’ Meeting (ASEM TMM) as well as its outcomes be better publicised amongst its stakeholders and the general public?