Twenty years ago, the CIVITAS Initiative burst onto the scene. Today, we commence a year of celebrations to mark this achievement, and to reflect on the incredible progress that has been made over the past two decades to build more sustainable mobility and transport systems in Europe – all with CIVITAS at the helm.
What we’re celebrating
In sum, throughout the rest of 2022 we will be celebrating 20 years of sustainable and smart mobility. This means 20 years of:
- being part of a network of cities committed to sustainable urban mobility – a network that now has over 300 members across all EU Member States;
- peer-to-peer learning on innovative solutions related to sustainable urban mobility in Europe, which has included 18 multi-year projects, shared technologies and solutions; and
- driving change in the field of mobility & transport through research and innovation.
But we are doing more than just celebrating the past two decades. We are also looking forward to the future. The next 20 years will see at least 70 CIVITAS cities become climate-neutral with help from the Climate Neutral & Smart Cities Mission.
How we’re celebrating
Throughout 2022, CIVITAS will be uplifting voices from the CIVITAS Community via our MOVE newsletter, social media channels and website. Stay tuned to learn how CIVITAS has helped local leaders to usher in brighter mobility futures.
CIVITAS will also be celebrating at the upcoming Urban Mobility Days 2022 (UMD2022), taking place on 20-22 September, with an official birthday party during the Awards Ceremony, and with limited edition CIVITAS items available for UMD2022 participants.
The CIVITAS impact
Over the years, CIVITAS has curated publications and taken on in-depth evaluations to distill the Initiative’s impact. The results have consistently been impressive and heartening.
Browse past results publications and Success Stories to get a glimpse into how, as Iva Rorečková, Head of Transport Development and Strategy Office, Brno City Municipality once put it: “Since CIVITAS first came to Brno… our city has become more liveable, public transport has vastly improved, we have a SUMP – and citizens know about it! Whilst there is still much to do, we are on the right path.”