The European Commission swiftly reacted to the incident and gathered key stakeholders to find European solutions, quickly establishing measures to mitigate such incidents more effectively in the future.
Together with logistics businesses, retail sector representatives, supermarkets, and various municipal departments, potential SULP measures have been identified and priorities set for SULP preparation.
Transport and how people and goods move around is changing in and around Aberdeen, Scotland. Its work in CIVITAS PORTIS project is contributing to this change.
At the end of last year, the Smart Way to Antwerp launched a multimodal route planner on its website. This has now also been made available as an app for smartphones. These both feed into Antwerp’s work as part of the CIVITAS PORTIS project.
The application deadline has been extended for two categories of the CIVITAS Awards 2018. Towns and cities now have until 31 July 2018 to submit entries for two of Europe’s most prestigious prizes for clean urban transport.
This annual event brings together the CIVITAS community from across Europe: hundreds of mobility experts, actors and stakeholders, all of whom are devoted to the development of sustainable urban mobility in their cities. The 16th edition of the CIVITAS Forum Conference will continue the tradition of offering state-of-the-art presentations, interactive workshops and sessions, interesting site visits, and new innovative elements in the programme. The city of Umeå, one of Sweden’s leading examples in sustainable urban development, was chosen to host the CIVITAS Forum 2018 because of its remarkable mobility achievement and active involvement in the CIVITAS Political Advisory Committee, demonstrating a strong political commitment to sustainable mobility issues and to the CIVITAS Network.
At the third meeting of the EU-China Connectivity Platform, held in the margins of the Summit and chaired for the EU by Commissioner Violeta Bulc, the two parties reaffirmed their commitment to transport connectivity on the basis of respective policy priorities, sustainability, market rules and international coordination.
Following its announcement of an action plan to improve the security of rail passengers in the EU, today the Commission adopted the decision to launch an EU Rail Passenger Security Platform. The Platform will support the collection of information on rail security, the optimisation of security of cross-border rail services and the definition of a coordination mechanism to avoid unilateral decisions at national level.
ELENA (European Local Energy Assistance) provides grants for project development assistance to public and private project promoters. It has already awarded around €120 million of EU support triggering €4.7 billion of expected investments on the ground in 21 countries.
The new system is the result of close cooperation between the Commission, Eurocontrol and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in a joint effort to put in place the best possible enforcement tools for aviation safety.
The call has been launched for applications for this year’s CIVITAS Awards. Towns and cities have until 13 July 2018 to submit their entries and be in with a chance to win Europe’s most prestigious prizes for clean urban transport.
Today the European Commission is presenting an EU action plan to improve the security of rail passengers and staff in the EU by establishing a new cooperation and coordination framework. The goal is to prevent and respond to possible terrorist attacks targeting rail services by creating an effective cooperative environment and make recommendations that will help Member States coordinate rail security actions efficiently.
The winner of the 2018 Transformative Action Award will receive a prize of €10,000 to help initiate further transformative actions in the winner’s city or region.
A new measure introduced in Madrid as part of CIVITAS ECCENTRIC is helping older people there to better access transport services.
Today, the State of Geneva committed itself to become the first city to join the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Initiative that is part of the European Innovation Partnership in Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC). This Partnership, which is supported by the European Commission, brings together cities and regions, citizens, industries, SMEs, investors, researchers and other smart city actors. European cities like Hamburg, Helsinki and others have shown interest to also join still this year.