The call for applications has been launched for the CIVITAS Awards 2020! CIVITAS cities are invited to apply for Europe's most prestigious prizes for sustainable urban mobility.
This year will be remembered for many reasons; not least, it has been a year of radical change in the area of mobility.
The COVID-19 pandemic has completely transformed the way people live and travel and, consequently, many cities have had to adapt their mobility systems to keep their citizens moving.
In light of this, the CIVITAS Awards 2020 will showcase the efforts of CIVITAS cities that have rapidly and successfully adapted in response to the pandemic, demonstrating exceptional resilience.
Alongside this, the long-standing dedication of CIVITAS cities to sustainable mobility will again be recognised.
In 2020, applications are invited for the following prizes:
- The “CIVITAS Resilience” award, which will recognise cities that have introduced (ad-hoc) bold and transformational measures due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This is split into two categories, one for larger municipalities with over 100,000 inhabitants and one for smaller municipalities with less than 100,000 inhabitants; and,
- The “CIVTAS Legacy” award, which will reward a city that has translated its commitment to the CIVITAS network and sustainable mobility into high-impact, innovative measures.
The CIVITAS Awards provide a prime platform for cities to demonstrate their achievements and pioneering sustainable urban mobility activities. Winners enjoy Europe-wide visibility and serve as role models to other towns and cities.
All cities that have signed the CIVITAS Declaration and are members of the CIVITAS Forum Network are eligible to apply for both awards. In case your town is not yet a Forum member, please complete and sign the CIVITAS Forum Declaration.
Image credit:© Stadt Graz, Schiffer
Author: Richard Adams