Mobility and the environment are fully interconnected. Our mobility forum seeks to strengthen the relationship between these issues, with a long-term goal of achieving a fully-integrated approach linking transport, environment and economic development.

We are committed to promoting sustainable and smart approaches to urban mobility, as well as promoting the safety of pedestrians and cyclists in cities. Our mobility forum provides cities with a platform to share best practices on these issues.

Our forum also gives members the opportunity to explore energy efficiency projects and developments being carried out by cities that have already signed up to the Covenant of Mayors initiative, through which city leaders commit to reducing CO2 emissions by at least 20% by 2020. 

Our members continue towards better air quality and reduced noise. We have contributed to the EU Year of Air 2013 by responding to the EU air quality review, as well as providing input into the revision of the environmental noise directive and vehicle noise regulation.

We are also closely following the developments of the ‘smart cities’ initiative, which promotes the uptake of energy efficient and low carbon technologies. 

  •  mobility

Extended call for cities to join next CIVITAS SUMPs-Up Learning Programme

Do you want advice and support on how to finance and procure services for your city's Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP)? Then apply to join the next round of the CIVITAS SUMPs-Up Learning Programme - which has extended its call to 31 January 2019.


publication date: 21-01-2019

  •  environment
  •  mobility

New SIMPLA guidelines for harmonising sustainable energy and mobility plans

New guidelines published by SIMPLA, the project offering local authorities an innovative, comprehensive approach to bringing together their energy and mobility plans, provide a practical, step-by-step tool to guide the harmonisation process vital to the long-term efficiency of these plans.


publication date: 17-01-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

URBACT III call for Action Planning open!

URBACT released its final URBACT III call for Action Planning networks on January 7th. The focus is on collaborative networks of cities to co-design integrated action plans on urban poverty, mobility, digital transitions etc.


publication date: 11-01-2019

  •  mobility

CIVITAS SATELLITE: sign up for Braga visit

Cities are invited to take part in a CIVITAS SATELLITE study visit to Braga from 11-13 February 2019 where they will explore issues such as how to better connect neighbourhoods and learn from a series of site visits including to an urban intelligence project.


publication date: 10-01-2019

  •  mobility

Apply now and be a part of the 2nd Edition of the EU Startup Prize for Mobility

Created in 2017 by Karima Delli, an ecologist MEP alongside private partners, the aim of this prize is to bring out the European champions of tomorrow's sustainable mobility and help them scale up in Europe. 500 startups responded to the first call for applications. To learn more about the prize and the finalists of the first edition click here...


publication date: 09-01-2019

  •  environment

Warsaw towards the ‘green metropolis’ through multiple public transport investments

The city undergoes a complete transformation of its public transport system to counteract the high levels of individual transport and consequent air pollution.

case study

publication date: 07-01-2019

Webinar on active involvement of citizens for energy saving

The Sharing Cities programme will host a webinar on the Digital Social Market (DSM) in Lisbon, an online engagement platform on Thursday 17 January 2019, 15:00-16:00 (CET, Brussels time).


start date: 17-01-2019
end date: 17-01-2019

  •  mobility

First Urban Nodes Forum: save the date!

The first Urban Nodes Forum in Budapest on 3-5 April 2019 will bring together freight, logistics, planning and funding representatives from the 88 urban nodes of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) corridors to exchange ideas and develop recommendations.


publication date: 20-12-2018

  •  mobility

CIVITAS SATELLITE peer-exchange programme 2019: apply now

Launched at the CIVITAS forum in September 2018, the call for host cities of this third annual peer-exchange programme has attracted much interest. Offering a tailored hands-on learning experience for implementing transport measures through work placements and study visits across Europe, the programme has now opened applications for participants.


publication date: 12-12-2018