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Youth For Public Transport (Y4PT) Foundation

Making Sustainable Mobility cool since 2005.

Who we are

 

Y4PT

 


Youth For Public Transport
(Y4PT) is an officially registered international nonprofit non-governmental, pro-sustainable mobility and youth-led organisation created in 2005 in Belgium by UITP, its ‘Parent Organisation’. It is sustained by the Roads and Transport Authority of the Emirate of Dubai (RTA Dubai) as its ‘Honorary Founding Member’.

What we do

Y4PT encourages the active participation of young people in advocating sustainable mobility and finding transport-related opportunities worldwide. It does so by promoting the integrated use of public transport with other means of transport, striving for a greater wellbeing and increased quality of life for people around the world. Y4PT advocates and communicates on sustainable mobility from young people’s points of view.

Y4PT is THE main channel of promotion, communication, education, employment and participation of youth in transport-related mobility issues. As such it acts as the global:

  • pro-sustainable-mobility youth movement and network
  • youth spokesperson on sustainable mobility
  • youth platform and forum on sustainable mobility
  •  centre of youth-oriented knowledge on sustainable mobility
  •  bank of opportunities for young people in the transport-related mobility sector

Our projects

Since its inception Y4PT has engaged all its efforts to address sustainability and innovation in the whole transport sector worldwide which has led to different projects, activities and campaigns such as the widely acknowledged #Y4PThackathon during which numerous different actors collaborate on sustainable public transport projects and solutions. Other Y4PT events include #Y4PTAwards, #Y4PTring, #HealthyMobility, #BreathableCities, #NutriEnergy, #iCOmmit2, #ModalShift, #Idearium, and many more.

 

Our milestones

Y4PT is currently the world’s oldest and largest global youth organisation for sustainable mobility.

  • 2005: Y4PT was created as the UITP Youth Project
  • 2008: Y4PT launches its first youth parliament, later on called youth lab and nowadays running under the name of youth hackathon
  • 2009: Y4PT starts using its current name: “Youth For Public Transport”
  • 2013: Y4PT is registered as a Belgium-based foundation by UITP
  • 2016: Y4PT launches its current Global Transport Hackathon series
  • 2017: The Y4PT Global Transport Hackathon series was acknowledged by the European Mobility Week Secretariat (European Commission) as one of the best practices of 2017. (https://www.y4pt.org/projects/hackathon/emw-best-practice/)
  • 2025: Y4PT turns 20 years, celebrating its two-decade anniversary in the framework of the 65th UITP Global Public Transport Summit Hamburg 2025

Follow Y4PT on:

Facebook: @YouthForPublicTransport

Twitter: @Y4PT

LinkedIn: @Y4PT

Instagram: @Y4PT

YouTube: @Y4PT

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