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By rswa178 / Updated: 15 Aug 2018

Local decision makers: join the CIVITAS Politicians' Forum to exchange on urban mobility with peers

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Politicians from CIVITAS Forum Network member cities are invited to attend this year's Politicians' Forum being held at the CIVITAS Forum in Umeå.

Taking place from 09:30 to 12:00 on 20 September 2018, the meeting will gather senior officials from local authorities across Europe who are leading the way in advancing sustainable urban mobility.

Panel discussions and conversation tables give delegates the chance to interact and exchange experiences with fellow politicians on this year's meeting topic - “Citizens' involvement, urban mobility, and politics”.

By rswa178 / Updated: 03 Aug 2018

CIVITAS Forum 2018

This year's CIVITAS Forum Conference will take place from 19-21 September in Umeå, Sweden. The 16th edition of Europe's premier sustainable mobility event will bring together the CIVITAS community from across the continent and beyond.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 01 Aug 2018

New EIB financing includes sustainable transport projects

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The European Investment Bank approved a total of EUR 12.6 billion of new financing for 83 projects located across Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa. This represents a record level of new support ever agreed at a monthly meeting of the EIB Board of Directors.

By endorsing 48 projects for EUR 6.1 billion investment guaranteed by the Investment Plan for Europe, the EIB Board will enable the Juncker Plan's European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) to exceed its original EUR 315 billion investment target.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 30 Jul 2018
By Tom Nokes / Updated: 23 Jul 2018

How to get involved with the 'European Day without a Road Death' project

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In 2018, for the third year in a row, project EDWARD (the European Day without a Road Death) will take place; this year's event will be held on 19th September 2018 during the European Mobility Week. The objective of the campaign, launched by the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL) and supported by the European Commission, is that no one should die on European roads on EDWARD Day.

In the period leading up to EDWARD, the project wants all road users to think about the risks they face, the risks they may pose to others and how they can go about reducing those risks.

By rswa178 / Updated: 19 Jul 2018

Application deadline extended for two CIVITAS Awards 2018 prizes

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The application deadline has been extended for two categories of the CIVITAS Awards 2018 to 31 July 2018.

The Awards provide a unique platform for towns and cities to demonstrate their pioneering sustainable urban mobility activities. Winning can lead to a town or city achieving Europe-wide exposure for its work and become a role model that inspires others.

By rswa178 / Updated: 18 Jul 2018

Draft programme released for CIVITAS Forum 2018

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The draft programme for the 2018 CIVITAS Forum Conference has been published!

Spanning three days, this year’s programme features over 25 parallel sessions. These are split into two types, namely thematic and take-up transfer sessions.

Thematic sessions focus on the most urgent current mobility topics and provide participants with the opportunity to discover and discuss outstanding examples of work across and beyond the CIVITAS Initiative.

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By Tom Nokes / Updated: 17 Jul 2018

Social Biking Challenge – Request for local coordinators

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The European Commission is launching its Social Biking Challenge across Europe this year from 16 September (which also marks the start of EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK), for three weeks. To get involved in the Challenge, just download the European Commission’s BikePrints mobile application (already available in Apple and Play stores). The BikePrints app allows you to follow your friends, track their bike routes and win points and prizes together.

The European Commission will present 7 mountain bikes to the best Social Bikers of Europe.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 18 Jul 2018

Mobility project SAVEMYBIKE nominated for RegioStars Awards 2018

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The project SaveMyBike, launched in the Italian region Tuscany, has been nominated for the RegioStars Awards 2018; the award for the best Cohesion Policy project of the year.
The project is the only project that focuses exclusively on mobility among the 21 finalists shortlisted this year.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 12 Jul 2018

SUMP 2.0 Update launched in Nicosia

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The concept of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) has been adopted widely in Europe over the last years. However, new developments in society and technology, as well as valuable experiences from practical implementation require an update of the Guidelines. This process to further develop and improve the SUMP Guidelines has been successfully launched at this year's SUMP Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus on 14 May 2018 by Maja Bakran, Deputy Director-General for Mobility and Transport of the European Commission.

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