Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Network - Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility: EU and Australasian Innovations (CCAMEU)

CCAMEU is a Jean Monnet Research Network awarded to the University of South Australia under the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The project is lead by Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence Director, Professor Anthony Elliott, and his team.

Project Summary

The Jean Monnet Network on “Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility: EU and Australasian Innovations” (CCAMEU) – brings together a consortium of Universities across Australia, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Japan and New Zealand to investigate the impacts of cooperative, connected and automated mobilities (CCAM), also known as connected cars or self-driving vehicles.

CCAMs emerge as a direct result of the digital revolution and involve major opportunities. At the same time the speed with which digitally enabled mobility systems, especially CCAM, are being developed and deployed, along with the scale of potential positive and negative economic and social disruption, present EU policy makers – along with their state, regional local as well as global counterparts – with profound challenges. It is therefore vital to develop a comprehensive systemic overview and analysis of emergent CCAM, a sound understanding of their current and anticipated impacts upon urban planning and the mobile routines of everyday life and relationships, and a thorough assessment of EU and global policy and regulatory best practice. 

The research in CCAMEU is organised around three dedicated research clusters:

  • The ‘Sustainable Mobilities Systems’ Research Cluster. Among other things this will explore the nature and scope of the disruptive impacts of CCAM on existing mobilities systems, along with the economic, social and cultural contexts in which these are embedded, and assess policy options and strategies for managing the transitions.

  • The ‘Smart and Liveable Cities’ Research Cluster which will gather information and build knowledge around the significance new CCAM systems hold for the vision and practice of urban planning and design, and for everyday life in cities.

  • European and 3rd Country perceptions of the leadership role of the EU in the field of CCAM: this addresses EU perceptions specifically through qualitative investigation into cultural predispositions rather than only quantitative summaries such as Eurobarometer.

 Key Activities

Launch Workshop - ‘Challenges of EU Automated mobility Systems: Integrating Theoretical Perspectives Workshop’

Hosted by the University of Nürtingen-Geislingen 

Munich, Germany, 13 May 2019


Copenhagen Workshop and Public Panel Discussion - Smart and Livable City with Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility

Hosted by Aalborg University

Copenhagen, Denmark, 4-5 December 2019


Tokyo Workshop - Contrasting perceptions of automated mobility transformations in the EU, Japan and Australia

Hosted by Keio University

Workshop postponed due to Covid-19

Tartu Conference - CCAMEU Session at the Mobile Tartu Virtual Conference 2020

Hosted by the University of Tartu

Tartu, Estonia

30 June 2020


Transforming Mobility 2021 Masterclass

Hosted by the University of Nürtingen-Geislingen 

Munich, Germany

23 April 2021


Further activities to be announced

 CCAMEU Video Series

The CCAMEU video series are a collection of videos produced during CCAMEU events and activities, including academic workshops, public lectures and stakeholder roundtables.

CCAMEU Video 1: Launch Reflections of Network Partners


Network Directors

Professor Anthony Elliott

Executive Director of the Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and Dean of External Engagement, University of South Australia, Australia.

Professor Sven Kesselring

Professor of Automotive Management: Sustainable Mobilities at Nürtingen-Geislingen University of Applied Sciences, Geislingen, Germany.

Professor Malene Freudendal-Pedersen

Professor in Urban Planning, University of Aalborg, Denmark.

Professor Martin Holland

Jean Monnet Chair (ad personam) and Director of the National Centre for Research on Europe, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.



Academic Publications

Special issue of Sustainability on "Sustainable Automobilities in the Mobile Risk Society":

Freudendal-Pedersen, M., Kesselring, S., & Servou, E. (2019), "What is Smart for the Future City? Mobilities and Automation", Sustainability, 11(1), 221.

Elliott, A., Kesselring, S., & Eugensson, A. (2019), "In the end, it is up to the individual. A conversation on automated mobilities, social life and innovation between Anders Eugensson (Volvo Group, Sweden), Anthony Elliott (UniSA) and Sven Kesselring (HfWU)", Applied Mobilities, 4(2), 244-250.

Mooses, V., Silm, S., Tammaru, T. et al. 2020, 'An ethno-linguistic dimension in transnational activity space measured with mobile phone data', Humanit Soc Sci Commun, vol. 7, no. 140, DOI: 10.1057/s41599-020-00627-3.

Poom, A., Järv, O., Zook, M., & Toivonen, T. 2020, 'COVID-19 is spatial: Ensuring that mobile Big Data is used for social good', Big Data & Society, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 1-7, DOI:10.1177/2053951720952088.

Network Partners

  University of South Australia         University of Nürtingen-Geislingen        University of Aalborg


 University of Canterbury                      Tartu University                                          Keio University




Co-funded by the Erasmus+Programme of the EU