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
CIVITAS PROSPERITY will be represented by various excellent speakers, who will address the importance of national SUMP policies and their effects.
Apart from these interventions, CIVITAS PROSPERITY will again have a stand at the event to share its most recent work with all participants.
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.
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
|PROSPERITY presents it's contribution to the SUMP 2.0 guidelines||01.10.2019|
|The paradigm shift in the transport planning of Vitoria Gasteiz||13.08.2019|
|Vilnius, Klaipėda and Panevėžys awarded for their vision of a sustainable mobility future||01.08.2019|
|Green light for eScooter in Germany. Micromobility is spreading in large European cities||08.07.2019|
|SHARE-North Webinar on 28 June: Exploring Different Approaches to Establishing Bike-Sharing Schemes in a City||25.06.2019|
|Video Clip: Fair distribution of public space in Vienna||14.06.2019|
|PROSPERITY final publishable report available||14.06.2019|
|PROSPERITY Survey results on SUMP and VEP in Germany as own publication available.||06.06.2019|
|Polish guide on SUMP presented by the Deputy Minister of Infrastructure.||17.04.2019|
|Insight into the planning strategies of the 2018 EuropeanMobilityWeek Award winners Lisbon and Lindau.||29.03.2019|
|The Berlin Mobility Act: a legal framework for transport transition||11.02.2019|
|2019 sees the introduction of a new regulatory framework for Regional SUMPs in Flanders (BE)||08.01.2019|
|CIVITAS PROSPERITY and the Transport Day at the COP24 in Katowice||19.12.2018|
|Joint CIVITAS PROSPERITY and Eltis Workshop in Warsaw||07.12.2018|
|Second national CIVITAS PROSPERITY event in Germany||06.12.2018|
|The multimodal challenge under discussion in Barcelona||06.11.2018|
|PROSPERITY partner city Varna еxchanges experience on SUMP||06.11.2018|
|CIVITAS PROSPERITY national Portuguese meeting on SUMPs was a great success||25.10.2018|
|CIVITAS peer-exchange programme: Open call for work placements and study visits||19.10.2018|
|PARTICIPATE AT THE PORTUGUESE NATIONAL MEETING ON SUSTAINABLE URBAN MOBILITY PLANS||14.09.2018|
|SUMPs in German municipalities: Results of an Online Survey||14.09.2018|
|Register to the CIVITAS PROSPERITY SUMP webinars||13.09.2018|
|CIVITAS Forum 2018 - Experience Europe's Inclusive and Multimodal Mobility Future||03.09.2018|
|Apply for the 2018 SUMP Award!||08.08.2018|
|New Report Out Now! The Status of SUMPs in EU Member States||07.08.2018|
|SUMP National Training event gets Hungarian cities engaged in sustainable transportation planning||20.07.2018|
|CIVITAS PROSPERITY at the International Bicycle Day in Katowice||03.07.2018|
|City of Kassel further gets into shape for sustainable mobility||25.06.2018|
|Promoting the SUMP concept in Poland||12.06.2018|
|Coaching the City of Kassel in the field of evaluation of its SUMP||04.06.2018|
|Free national SUMP Trainings||11.05.2018|
|National SUMP training carried out in Romania||02.05.2018|
|First Deputy Mayor of Katowice and Ministry of Infrastructure opened the CIVITAS PROSPERITY SUMP training in Poland||11.04.2018|
|New CIVITAS PROSPERITY Innovation Briefs out now||29.03.2018|
|CIVITAS PROSPERITY coaching session in Katowice||19.03.2018|
|Results of the Europe-wide analysis on Higher Levels of Government – their Support for SUMP in the EU are available now||26.02.2018|
|National conference on sustainable mobility, Ljubljana, Slovenia||23.02.2018|
|Knowledge Exchange Session on SUMPs in the Barcelona Region||22.02.2018|
|Updated SUMP Guidelines in Bulgarian language available now||24.01.2018|
|SUMP Ambassadors Speak Out!||11.01.2018|
|CIVITAS PROSPERITY Training Activities Kicked-Off||19.12.2017|
|CIVITAS PROSPERITY seminar in Katowice||12.12.2017|
|Urban mobility planning and policy - best practice from EU for third countries||17.11.2017|
|CIVITAS Prosperity local/national partnerships National Task Forces to develop or sharpen SUMP Supporting Programmes||11.07.2017|