The CIVITAS winter course in Klaipeda, Lithuania presents a unique opportunity for sustainable mobility practitioners keen to learn more about specific topics, like active mobility, coastal city mobility and innovation in an action-based learning environment. The event is from Monday 29 November – Thursday 2 December.
Led by a team of experts and peers from across Europe, the 3.5 day event will consist of a mix of expert lectures, interactive working tasks and local challenges based case study group work. It is a unique experience where the participants will learn, will be challenged and meet peers from all over the world. There will be room to discuss the experiences of participants as well. Practical assignments will be given in order for participants to apply the lessons learned during the presentations and discussions. Certifications will be awarded at the end of the course.
This is an excellent opportunity for those who enjoy and benefit from learning by experience, as well as within a social and fun context. Online events are unable to provide this same sort of learning environment. Event organisers are taking COVID-19 safety precautions into serious consideration. Participants can only join the event with a COVID vaccination pass.
The winter course is aimed at urban mobility professionals. The objective is to enhance personal capacities, individual knowledge and skills and support the achievement of urban sustainability goals. This could include professionals from public organisations, NGOs, academia and private organisations/firms or service providers. Possible positions could include project officers/managers, policy advisors, civil servants, consultants, engineers, researchers, team leaders, etc.
For more information, read on here.
Scholarships will be granted for a maximum of 15 participants to (partially) reimburse expenses for travelling and accommodation. The details of the application procedure will be detailed and published soon, but will include (1) motivation, (2) affiliation to one or more course topics and (3) variation of the group.
Host city: Klaipeda (LT)
Situated on the coast of the Baltic Sea, Klaipeda is the third-largest city in Lithuania, and a diverse city with 148,000 inhabitants and its own University specialising in maritime technology. The city has the country’s only port as well as being one of the leading ports in the Baltic Sea region. Railways provide links to some of the most important industrial regions of the Eastern hinterland, while established shipping lines provide links to the major ports of Europe. Sustainable development is one of the city’s top priorities, and this is evidenced by development of the city’s sustainable urban mobility plan. As part of this, Klaipeda intensively promotes public transportation and environmentally-friendly modes. Through its participation in the CIVITAS PORTIS project, Klaipeda was able to experiment with various mobility solutions and advance its sustainability objectives in particular around the issues of freight and freight logistics.
There is no fee to participate in the course.
The winter course is organised by CIVITAS ELEVATE in cooperation with the University of Klaipeda.
CIVITAS ELEVATE organising partner: DTV Consultants
Contact: Zwanet Verhoek (z [dot] verhoek [at] dtvconsultants [dot] nl)