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CIVITAS Forum Conference 2016

28/09/2016 to 30/09/2016


It was a great pleasure to invite the CIVITAS community to the CIVITAS FORUM Conference 2016 on 28-30 September in Gdynia, under the theme "SHAPING THE MOBILITY OF TOMORROW". The event gathered hundreds of CIVITAS stakeholders from around Europe, all of whom are devoted to the development of sustainable urban mobility in their cities. The three-day conference offered collaborative workshops, state-of-the-art presentations and interesting site visits. It was also our pleasure to have Vice-President of the EC Energy Union Šefčovič will be present at the opening day of the conference.

Together with Gdansk and Sopot, Gdynia forms a very modern and competitive Tri-city Metropolitan Area, which belongs to the largest, most diverse and most commonly visited urban areas in Poland. The choice of Gdynia for the host city of 2016 Conference was a natural continuum for the city's dedication to its fully sustainable development. Gdynia has numerous success stories in implementing transport plans, clean energy initiatives and in citizen engagement. The city has always been an active participant in the CIVITAS programme and it is a leader in many sustainable mobility measures in Europe, thus providing an interesting and rich environment for the conference theme. Gdynia is also the only city in Poland that is proud to have been involved in two CIVITAS demonstration projects, CIVITAS TELLUS and CIVITAS DYN@MO.

The city has been recognised for its commitment as the winner of many national and European awards in the field of sustainable transport. It was also voted as the Polish city that has undergone the largest development and change in the last 25 years.

The conference took place at the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park Conference Centre.  Mayor Wojciech Szczurek was happy to share Gdynia’s experience with other cities and to have welcomed you all at the CIVITAS Conference 2016.


The conference was succesfully held at maximum capacity. Thank you all for taking a part to the event!


Take a look at the programme.

Country: Poland

A. Plenary session: Shaping the mobility of tomorrow

B. Session 1: Achievements in Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning in Europe

C. Session 2: New perspectives of urban freight logistics

D. Session 3: Monitoring impacts and understanding the situation

E. Session 4: Influence of automation on urban mobility

F. Session 5: Inclusive mobility

G. Session 6: E-buses - the backbone of the smart city

H. Session 7: Travel behaviour change: an overview on promotion campaign, incentives and target groups

I. Session 8: Benefits and impact of CIVITAS Plus II

J. Session 9: Shared mobility

K. Session 10: Participation: involving citizens, stakeholders and experts

L. Session 11: Neighbourhood mobility management

M. Session 12: Mobility as a service

N. Session 13: Company mobility management: lessons learnt from different cities

O. Session 14: ITS solutions in urban areas

P. Session 15: Tackling urban congestion

Q. Session 16: Brokerage event on EC funding opportunities

R. Pecha Kucha -session

S. Session 17: Citizen and stakeholder involvement in planning sustainable urban in mobility - the lead user approach

T. Session 18: Managing city centre access

U. Session 19: Tackling congestion by better investing in more sustainable means of transport

V. Session 20: Energy efficiency in urban mobility

W. Session 21: Urban freight logistics: latest development from CIVITAS projects

X. Closing session

Y. Workshops



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