The Secretariat of the CIVITAS Initiative’s Political Advisory Committee (PAC) hereby invites Expressions of Interest from high-ranking political representatives of European cities who wish to contribute to the work of the PAC. As member, you will serve a two year mandate through which you will meet semi-annually to share experience in the implementation of sustainable urban transport policy, as well as interact with the European Commission.
The PAC is constituted by between ten and fifteen leading and highly motivated politicians, representative of all of Europe’s CIVITAS Forum Network (declaration signatory) cities. Through the PAC you will have the opportunity to influence the European transport policy agenda and help advance the implementation of sustainable transport measures. PAC members participate within their personal capacity and not as formally nominated representatives of their local administration.To apply for a two year membership term, please submit an Expression of Interest that indicates your name and city, and in not more than 500 words your qualification, experience, reasons for applying and vision for the coming two years as PAC member. At the same time, the Secretariat invites expressions of interest for the positions of Chair and Vice-chair. Please do this by attaching a Statement of Motivation (max. 500 words) indicating what you envision to be the PAC’s agenda over the coming 24 months, besides your relevant chairing experience.Expressions of interest and if appropriate, accompanying statements of motivation, should be submitted via e-mail to: pac [at] civitas [dot] eu no later than August 21st, 2009. “EoI for PAC Membership” should be placed within the subject of the message.The European Commission will select members, based on general criteria of representativeness and a candidate’s proven track record in proactively promoting policies in line with CIVITAS objectives. An announcement regarding the results of the selection process will be made during August. The Chair and Vice-chair will be selected by ballot of the PAC members, during its first meeting on the afternoon of October 19th, 2009, in Krakow, Poland, on the occasion of the CIVITAS Forum’s Annual Conference.More information on CIVITAS and the PAC’s role is available online. Its mission and modus operandi is available upon request from the PAC Secretary, at the e-mail address given above.We look forward to receiving your expression of interest!