Become a member of the CIVITAS Political Advisory Committee and influence the European transport policy agenda

The Secretariat of the CIVITAS Initiative’s Political Advisory Committee (PAC) invites Expressions of Interest from high-ranking political representatives within European cities who wish to contribute to the work of the PAC.  

PAC member will serve a 2 years mandate, participating in 3 meetings per year, sharing experience in the implementation of sustainable urban transport policy and interacting with the European Commission.

The next PAC (2015-2017) will be constituted of 10 highly motivated and committed politicians representing one of the CIVITAS Forum Member cities.

Through the PAC, members will have the opportunity to influence the European transport policy agenda and exchange experience and know-how in 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, your qualification, experience, reasons for applying and vision for the coming two years as PAC member, in maximum 500 words.

Secretariat invites expressions of interest for the positions of Chair and Vice-chair of the PAC. Please do this by attaching a Statement of Motivation indicating what you envision to be the PAC’s agenda over the coming 24 months, besides your relevant chairing experience. Prior participation within the PAC is preferred.

Expressions of interest should be submitted via e-mail to: Secretariat [at] civitas [dot] eu, “EoI for PAC Membership” should be placed within the subject of the message.

The deadline for submitting a PAC Expression of Interest is 26.06.2015

With the support of the PAC Secretariat, 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 July 2015.

In case you are invited to become a PAC member, a short profile and a photograph of a sufficient resolution will be requested for being update in the PAC Members’ page.  

Based on the Expression of Interest received, the PAC Chair and Vice-chair will be selected by democratic ballot of the PAC members, during its first meeting on the morning of the 7th October 2015, in Ljubljana, Slovenia in conjunction with the CIVITAS Forum’s Annual Conference. Those wishing to be considered for these position(s) should be prepared to briefly introduce his/her vision for the forthcoming 24 months at this event.

The successful candidate(s) will then be expected to take over their responsibilities with immediate effect, including hosting the first meeting of the new PAC (planned around January/February 2016).

More information on CIVITAS and the PAC’s role is available here. Its mission and modus operandi is available upon request from the PAC secretariat, currently hosted by the WIKI project, Secretariat [at] civitas [dot] eu

We look forward to receiving your expression of interest!

Yours sincerely,


The PAC Secretariat –  Chiara Frencia

Av. des Arts, 24

1000 Brussels



Author: Chiara Frencia

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