The CIVITAS Forum Conferences bring representatives of CIVITAS Forum Network member cities including their politicians and technical experts together once a year. The meetings include plenary and smaller technical and roundtable sessions. This ensures ample opportunity for contact and exchange between participating cities. Each CIVITAS Forum Conference takes place in a different city and includes site visits that offer opportunity for real transfer of expertise.
A short (approximately 90-minutes) politicians´ Forum also takes place during the CIVITAS Forum Conference. It is an assembly of politicians representative of the CIVITAS cities that is typically hosted and chaired by the Mayor of the host city. The meeting is an important occasion to listen and exchange views among CIVITAS city politicians (as representatives of their citizens) on sustainable urban mobility policy issues. The event is also an ideal opportunity for CIVITAS Political Advisory Committee (PAC) to interact with politicians representative of the CIVITAS cities. By following closely the views exchanged the PAC will further debate and bring these views forward, for consideration and possible take up by the CIVITAS Initiative.
'Brest metropole oceane’, the heart of the Pays de Brest, will be hosting the CIVITAS Forum Conference this autumn. For centuries, Brest has been one of the most important European harbors, home of the French Marine defense organization on the Atlantic coast. Being at the center of Western Brittany largest metropolitan area, Brest is also the symbol of ancient traditions related with the sea, in particular being one of the most important references in the European shipping industry. More recently, Brest has become a vital center of research, banking sector and other emerging activities.
PAST FORUM CONFERENCES
Forum 2012, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
24.09.2012 - 26.09.2012
Vitoria-Gasteiz is the capital of the autonomous community of the Basque country and the province of Alava in northern Spain. It has a population of 235,000 and an area of roughly 280 km2. It is now known across Europe as the 2012 Green Capital and therefore looks forward to making the CIVITAS Forum 2012 and the city a reference point for sustainability in Europe. read more
Funchal is the capital of the Maderan archipelago, whose 104,000 inhabitants occupy an area of 75km2. It is known worldwide for achieving equilibrium between history and nature. Now within the CIVITAS Forum 2011 it will balance an exchange of dial...
The 2010 Annual CIVITAS Forum Conference was hosted by the city of Malmö in Sweden from 27-29 September. The event was an opportunity for the exchange of dialogue and views between city and European politicians on the one hand, and experts in the...
The 2009 Annual CIVITAS Forum Conference was hosted by the city of Krakow in Poland from 19 - 21 October and explored the future of urban mobility and the way forward for CIVITAS.read more
Hosted by the city of Bologna (Italy), from 9 to 11 of November, the CIVITAS Forum was attended by more than 400 representatives, including 50 politicians, from European local and regional authorities and counted with the participation of the Mayor...
Hosted by the city of Kaunas (Lithuania) from 3 to 5 October, the CIVITAS Forum was attended by some 280 representatives from local and regional authorities as well as by the Mayor of Kaunas and the European Commissioner in charge of Transport...
Hosted by the city of Burgos (Spain) from 25 to 27 September, the CIVITAS Forum was attended by some 300 representatives from local and regional authorities as well as officials from four Directorate Generals of the European Commission and repres...
The Forum addressed the broad range of political, cultural and financial issues arising when progressing from “theory” to “practice”. The contemporary wrap up of CIVITAS I and the kick of CIVITAS II rendered the event all the more appealing.