Simone Bosetti

Simone Bosetti

  • Italy

  • Italian, English
Availability :
Available for Ad-hoc expertise missions

Validated Expert info

Expert can perform Ad hoc expertise missions at network and programme level in relation to:

  1. The design and delivery of (transnational) exchange and learning activities
  2. Thematic expertise:
    > Mobility
  3. Methods and tools for integrated and participatory approaches:
    > Integrated and participatory design of strategies
    > Monitoring and evaluation for effective implementation


I'm a senior transport and sustainable mobility expert, with more than 20 years of experience in transport planning and transport policy analysis, and a long record of project leadership and management, having served as team leader or key expert in service and research projects for the European Commission, EIT Urban Mobility, World Bank Group, GIZ, local and national authorities in Europe and beyond.
My expertise lies in the areas of international / regional / local transport planning, sustainable urban mobility, collective passenger transport, road safety, cycling, e-mobility, as well as in the evaluation and impact assessment of transport measures and projects.

I'm active in both training and planning activities linked to the concept of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, and I chaired the Coordinating Group of the European Platform on SUMPs for five years.
Since 2008, I have been involved in the EU-funded CIVITAS initiative for sustainable urban mobility in European cities ( ). Part of the evaluation team in the CIVITAS Pointer support action, dealing with the monitoring, cross-site evaluation and policy recommendations of the third CIVITAS programme (CIVITAS PLUS, 2008-2012). Project manager, and moderator of the CIVITAS Integrated Planning Thematic Group, in the CIVITAS WIKI support action (CIVITAS Plus II, 2012-2016), whose main objective was fostering knowledge transfer, dissemination of best practices and debate about innovative measures for sustainable urban mobility based on the CIVITAS experience. Key expert and trainer for the uptake of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans concept and approach in selected EU countries in CIVITAS Prosperity (2016-2019).  Responsible for evaluation and advancing knowledge in the CIVITAS Elevate (2019-2023) support action.

From 2017 to 2021, I have been the project coordinator of the HiReach project, funded under the EU Horizon 2020 research programme, analysing transport poverty and leveraging innovative business models with the involvement of startups for the development of more inclusive and flexible mobility solutions.

I coordinated the drafting of 20+ (sustainable) urban mobility plans of small, medium or large cities and metropolitan areas on behalf of local authorities or transport agencies, with the role of project manager and/or key urban transport planner. I contributed to the assessment and design of private and public transport and accessibility systems of 20+ new urban settlements (hospitals, shopping and leisure centres, residential areas and neighbourhoods, multimodal transport interchanges and railways stations, parking areas etc.) in multidisciplinary teams with architects, urban planners, landscape designers, real estate developers.