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Europe's highest award for clean urban transport

CIVITAS Award winners 2016: Rzeszów (Poland), Bologna (Italy) together with the ECC’s Cities for Public participationMalaga (Spain), Krakow (Poland) 

About the CIVITAS Awards

The CIVITAS Awards highlight some of the most ambitious, innovative, and successful sustainable urban mobility work currently being carried out.

They provide a prime platform for towns and cities to demonstrate their excellence in the field, both in terms of policymaking and implemented measures, whilst also having their efforts recognised by the European Commission.

Winners serve as role models to other towns and cities across Europe, inspiring them in their own initiatives to make cleaner and better urban transport.

CIVITAS Awards 2019 winners revealed

In 2019, cities once again had the chance to win Europe’s most prestigious prizes for clean urban transport.

The Awards provide a unique platform for cities to demonstrate their pioneering sustainable urban mobility activities. Winning cities enjoy Europe-wide exposure of their work and become role models that inspire others to go for greener mobility.

All cities that have signed the CIVITAS Declaration and are members of the CIVITAS Forum Network could apply for the awards. In 2019, prizes were awarded in four categories:

  • The “Bold Measure” award, which rewards a daring approach that has yet to be widely implemented and examples of ambition leading to successful outcomes;
  • The “Citizen & Stakeholder Engagement” award, which rewards a city that has successfully engaged with citizens and/ or relevant stakeholders (e.g. NGOs or the private sector) to tackle a local urban mobility challenge;
  • The “CIVTAS Legacy” award, which rewards a city that has translated its commitment to the CIVITAS network and sustainable mobility into high-impact, innovative measures; and
  • The “Transformation” award, which rewards a city that has used mobility measures to transform itself into a smarter and more liveable environment.

All winners were chosen by the CIVITAS Award Jury, apart from the “Transformation” award, whose winner was selected by the CIVITAS Political Advisory Committee.

Read the inspiring stories of the 2019 winners now - Vinnytisa (Ukraine), Antwerp (Belgium), Stockholm (Sweden) and Bremen (Germany).

Further information


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The prizes


Custom trophy and letter of acknowledgement   

Winners will receive a trophy as well as a formal acknowledgement letter signed by the European Commission, recognising your city’s commitment to cleaner, more sustainable public transport.



Pan-European visibility

Your city will be showcased on the CIVITAS website and promotional material, and receive pan-European media coverage. 


Invitation to EC conferences

You will have the opportunity to attend EC conference and workshops organised by DG MOVE on sustainable mobility.


The Jury Members

Siegfried Nagl
Mayor of Graz

Siegfried Nagl has been Mayor of the City of Graz since 2003. Aside from this, he has chaired the local branch of the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP Graz) since 2000 and has been president of the International City Forum Graz since 2010.

His main political responsibilities encompass urban planning, development and construction, with a particular focus on creating major overarching mobility and green and blue infrastructure, whilst encouraging security, citizen participation, inclusion of migrants, human rights and interfaith understanding.

He started getting involved in local politics in 1996 when his mandate as Vice-Chairman of the Economic Association of Graz started. Between 1998 and 2003, he served as city councillor for finance, real estate, culture and agriculture. With an academic background in economics and social sciences, he has also served as the executive director of two businesses.

Marianne Weinreich
Market Manager for Global Smart Mobility, Ramboll

Marianne Weinreich has almost 20 years’ experience advising cities about sustainable mobility policy and promotion. She is now Market Manager for Global Smart Mobility at Ramboll and co-founder and Chairman of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark. She also manages the Danish Mobility Network.

Marianne is a member of the advisory board for the CIVITAS SUMPs- UP project, was a member of CIVITAS CAPITAL Advisory Board for Urban Traffic Safety 2015, a member of evaluation group for the SUMP Guidelines 2013, and a member of the judging committee for the European Commission’s Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) Award in 2012.

Peter Jones
Professor of Transport and Sustainable Development, University College London

Peter Jones is Professor of Transport and Sustainable Development in the Centre for Transport Studies at University College London.  He is a member of the Independent Transport Commission, the CIHT Urban Design Panel, and a transport adviser to Grosvenor Estates; he sits on the UK Department for Transport’s Science Advisory Council and is co-chair of its Joint Analysis Development Panel. He also he co-chairs the UCL Grand Challenges Sustainable Cities initiative.

Internationally, he is an Overseas Special Advisor to the International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences, Japan, a member of the Daimler Board for Integrity and Corporate Responsibility, and has recently been appointed to the Dubai Future Council for Transportation.

He is Scientific Coordinator for the EU-funded ‘MORE’ project. This examines how to plan, design, manage and operate urban main roads, to take into account future demographic and technological change.

He will also play a major role in the EU project SUMP-PLUS, looking at how to improve urban mobility planning. He leads an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) project on Transitions to Sustainable Urban Mobility (T-SUM) in sub-Saharan African cities, and is involved on another ESRC project looking at Anticipatory Governance and the Driverless Future. He also plays a leading role in the new EU EIT programme on Urban Mobility.

He has a wide range of transport research and teaching interests, covering both analytical methods and policy. These include transport policy, traveller attitudes and behaviour, travel trends and the determinants of travel demand, traffic restraint studies, accessibility studies, policy option generation, major transport economic and social impact studies, public engagement, development of new survey and appraisal methods, and advances in urban street planning and design. He was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for Services to National Transport Policy, in January 2017.


Lidija Pavić-Rogošić
Director, ODRAZ-Sustainable Community Development

Lidija Pavić-Rogošić is an architect/physical planner with more than thirty years of experience in local community projects including CIVITAS ELAN. She is a founder of several associations and networks, including CIVINET Slovenia-Croatia-SEE.

She has also extensive experience as a trainer and writer of manuals, for example on public participation in mobility decision-making. She completed a post-graduate course Practice of Social Change at London Metropolitan University in its Social Policy Department.

She has 10 years experience at the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Physical Planning in the fields of physical planning, environmental protection; sustainable development, public relations and cooperation with civil sector.

In addition, she has eight years of experience in international organisations (REC, USAID/AED) - grant awarding procedures for CSOs, cooperation with diverse sectors, publishing activities. Since July 2013, she has been a member of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).

She is Director of ODRAZ-Sustainable Community Development, which serves as Secretariat for CIVINET Slo-Cro-SEE. The network is active in six countries and gathers more than 160 members, towns, ministries, faculties, firms, public transport companies, civil society organisations and experts. It is a very active network that organises at least two major events per year, training on SUMPs, panel discussions and study tours. Secretariat also prepares the e-bulletin, has a local web and Fb sites.

Heather Allen
Senior Independent Travel Consultant

Heather Allen is Senior Independent Consultant for gender, urban transport and climate related questions. Prior to her consultant work she was Senior Manager at UITP, where she developed and managed UITP's programme on sustainable development for more than 10 years before becoming Programme Director for Sustainable Transport at TRL in 2011. 

Since 2015, her projects have included working with SLoCaT (the Sustainable Low Carbon Transport Partnership) on the Paris Process on Mobility and Climate for the UNFCCC Climate Change COP 21 Conference and researching poverty and inequity in transport in the i-Step project.

Recently, she has worked for a number of multilateral banks on various projects including the gender chapter for the World Bank Initiative SUM4ALL and 'Ella se mueve segura', an international study and toolkit for cities on personal security, gender and urban transport.

Her experience includes working on a number of European projects, participating in the jury of European Mobility Week, and being a member of teams evaluating H2020 results such as the PPP Shift2Rail and societal challenges. She has been a guest lecturer at ITS (Leeds University) and Oxford University Transport Studies and is currently a Trustee of the UK charity Walk21.



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