CIVITAS peer-exchange programme: Open call for work placements and study visits,

Practice-oriented learning activities are designed to enhance the knowledge exchange between cities dealing with similar transport challenges and ultimately improve urban mobility across Europe.

With this call, cities are invited to apply for CIVITAS peer-exchange activities in 2019, more concretely, cities have the opportunity to either host work placements or participate in study visits. The deadline for applications is the 14 November 2018.

 

CIVITAS study visits provide the opportunity for a group of up to ten city representatives to travel to another European city facing similar sustainable urban mobility challenges and learn about possible solutions and best practices. Lasting between two and five days, these study visits are tailored to the needs of the participating cities and utilise an interactive approach. Selected city representatives will benefit from financial support covering travel and accommodation costs.

 

CIVITAS work placements offer transport professionals a hands-on learning experience in another European city. The placements, which run for between two to five days, focus on a concrete topic and respond to a local challenge faced by the visiting city. The main objective is to transfer practical knowledge and expertise from the host city to help achieve a specific objective. Financial support is available to cover travel and accommodation costs for selected cities.

 

Through their participation in CIVITAS peer-to-peer activities, cities will:

  • Gain important European recognition and visibility for their sustainable mobility actions;
  • Receive opportunities to share their experience with European experts and European institutions and therefore, contribute to shaping EU transport policy;
  • Take part in facilitated peer review exchanges with a common methodology;
  • Obtain practical guidance and support from the CIVITAS Secretariat;
  • Gain direct access to specific expertise and best practices;
  • Receive coaching through progress reviews and monitoring;
  • Learn recognised methods for networking and building capacity.

 

Host cities benefit from:

  • The chance to showcase their city’s achievements in the field of sustainable urban mobility;
  • The opportunity to exchange on a one-to-one basis with peers;
  • Being featured on the CIVITAS website and European-wide media outlets through a dedicated article/interview;
  • Being offered to share their experiences at high-level European events.

 

The deadline for applications is the 14 November 2018. Further information about the call, as well as the application form can be found on the CIVITAS website.

 

 

 

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