CIVITAS Forum 2018 - Experience Europe's Inclusive and Multimodal Mobility Future,

The importance of transport’s social dimension is becoming increasingly clear - mobility shapes lives and prospects. It is crucial that transport systems are environmentally friendly, inclusive, efficient, and centred on meeting diverse user needs. Yet how can this be accomplished?

Under the banner of "Mobility for U and Me", this year's CIVITAS Forum Conference will gather hundreds of policymakers, city representatives, academics, and practitioners in Umeå, Sweden, from 19-21 September to debate this critical question.

Over these three days, they will also witness the pioneering sustainable urban mobility measures moving Europe towards an inclusive and multimodal mobility future. With 2018 declared the "Year of Multimodality" by Violeta Bulc, the European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport, the Forum comes at the perfect time.

High-profile speakers at the event include Lena Erixon, Director of the Swedish Transport Administration; Maja Bakran Marcich, Deputy Director-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE), European Commission; and Stina Nilimaa Wickström, Vice President of Product Design, Volvo Group.

Exciting and insightful sessions hosted by selected experts will delve into the most urgent mobility topics, including multimodality, Mobility as a Service, co-creation, e-mobility, and smart mobility solutions. Here are some programme highlights:

 

Take-up and transfer sessions including CIVITAS PROSPERITY

A new feature this year, these enable participants to get hands-on with and see cutting-edge urban mobility tools and methods in action. Engaging formats such as walkshops and study tours await.

CIVITAS PROSPERITY will be represented by various excellent speakers, who will address the importance of national SUMP policies and their effects.

  • SUMPs in German Municipalities: Results of an online survey | Martina HERTEL, German Institute of Urban Affairs (Thursday, 20 September | Session 18, 16:30-18:00)
  • Innovative Parking Management | Mladen IVANOV and Garo KAPRELYAN, City of Varna, Bulgaria (Thursday, 20 September | Session 5, 09:30-11:00)
  • Expertise Development as a cornerstone for empowering citizens‘ movements in the co-creation processes: The Antwerp Case | Dirk LAUWERS, University of Gent (Thursday, 20 September | Session 6, 09:30-11:00)
  • Rethinking SUMP for adapting to the national reality: The Bulgarian case | Lucia ILIEVA, CSDCS (Thursday, 20 September | Session 18, 16:30-18:00)
  • Do higher-level support frameworks make better SUMPs? | Patrick AUWERX, Mobiel 21 (Thursday, 20 September | Session 18, 16:30-18:00)

Apart from these interventions, CIVITAS PROSPERITY will again have a stand at the event to share its most recent work with all participants.

 

Site visits

Umeå is one of Scandinavia's leading exponents of sustainable urban development and mobility. A series of site visits will reveal why, including tours of the city's smart university district and gender-sensitive infrastructure. See them here.

 

CIVITAS Awards

The CIVITAS Awards showcase Europe’s most forward-thinking sustainable urban mobility policy and measures. These will be given out on the Forum's second evening at Umeå's cultural hub, the Folkets Hus. Read the full details here.

 

Registration and programme

Explore the full programme here and book your place among Europe's brightest mobility minds here by 10 September. Attendance is free!

 

Photo: © Patrik Trädgårdh

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