The end of 2017 brought with it headline news for the CIVITAS Forum Network - it welcomed its three hundredth member!
Over the course of the year, just under 50towns and cities committed to introducing ambitious clean urban transport strategies.
The new members are drawn from across Europe, ranging from Alba lulia (Romania) and Sofia (Bulgaria), to Palanga (Lithuania), Kruševac (Serbia), and Guimarães (Portugal). In addition, the Network welcomed a sizeable contingent of small- and medium-sized municipalities from Greece.
Close cooperation between CIVITAS and the Network of Sustainable Aegean Islands (DAFNI) was a major factor in the decision of 30 Greek municipalities to join. Currently, each of the municipalities are developing Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs). CIVITAS membership will be of great value as they develop and plan the sustainable mobility measures included in their SUMPs.
Cities that join enjoy significant benefits, including opportunities to showcase their work and achievements at an international level, and a Europe-wide network of peers with whom they can share knowledge and experiences on clean urban transport initiatives.
Click here to find out how your city can join the network.
To read more about the DAFNI network, visit its website here.