Wimoov: mobility for everyone

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Florence GILBERT

Managing director, Wimoov

Seminar Economy and meaning | Wednesday February 4, 2015 - 9h00 - 11h30

Twenty years ago three university students who were stranded in a public transport strike decided to help their fellow students by creating a car-sharing scheme. Since then, they have come a long way, and the idea has caught on. Having started as merely a means to help people out temporarily or at one particular moment, the project has expanded by attempting to reach job-seekers and identifying their needs. The aim was also to provide various solutions to allow them to become more mobile as lack of mobility was seen as a major cause of social exclusion. New professions have been created and partnerships made with important companies and regional authorities. There are now nineteen ‘mobility platforms’ which cover almost the entire country. Additionally, the needs of new sections of the population have been identified and innovative solutions have been put forward to help them. There is still a great deal more work to be done.


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