The CIVITAS Forum 2006 will be hosted by the Spanish city of Burgos on 25-27 September 2006. This year’s CIVITAS Forum will again bring together the CIVITAS Community for an annual meeting. Cities are the centres of Europe’s economy, but are faced with ever increasing transport problems. Innovative solutions for urban transport are required, and CIVITAS is central to a reorientation of urban transport policy for cities. Therefore this year’s Forum is entitled: “Cities in Motion: Towards a New Role for Cities in European Transport Policy”.
It provides a good occasion to network, obtain information and exchange ideas on integrated strategies for clean urban transport, both at political and practical levels.A special information session on future funding opportunities offered by European programmes will take place on 25th September 2006. The Forum provides a good occasion to network and to exchange information on integrated strategies for clean urban transport, both at political and at practical level. The Forum will focus on issues directly relevant to policy making and implementation at the local level. Participants will benefit from the practical experience of experts from the Europe’s leading cities in this field. In view of a new CIVITAS call for proposals announced by Mr. Barrot, Vice-president of the European Commission, for the year 2007, the event will be of special interest for those cities that aim at becoming future CIVITAS demonstration cities. Mark these dates in your diary! Please click here for the final conference programme and further information about the CIVITAS Forum 2006.Burgos, the host city for the Forum, is a pleasant, vital, medium-sized city (170.000 inhabitants), situated in the North-central part of Spain in the region of Castilla-León. Burgos is well known across the world because of its cultural, monumental, and artistic heritage. Furthermore it enjoys a privileged geographical position located half way between Madrid and the French border, with cities such as Bilbao, Santander, Logroño and Valladolid nearby. In the context of the CIVITAS Initiative Burgos is implementing a full set of integrated measures. This includes measures to support sustainable mobility in its historical centre such as a new city bike scheme to encourage tourists to use bicycles, an innovative car pooling system and, an integrated strategy for access restriction. Only cities that have signed the CIVITAS Declaration can participate in the Forum. If you come to the CIVITAS Forum 2006 in Burgos and your city has not yet signed the CIVITAS Declaration please proceed to declaration to find more information about how to become a member of the CIVITAS Community. The city of Burgos produced an online-registration tool for the CIVITAS Forum 2006. If you have any questions relating to registration please don't hesitate to contact info [at] otrburgos [dot] com [dot] We are looking forward to meet you in Burgos!