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Event: CIVITAS Forum Conference 2018 (Umea, Sweden, 19-21 September 2018)

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.

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Event: High-level Conference on European Multimodal Freight Transport – for Better Transport Connectivity (Sofia, 20 March 2018)

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Press Release: Proposal for a new directive on port reception facilities aims to tackle sea-based sources of marine litter

Today the European Commission adopted the first-ever Europe wide strategy on plastics. The strategy is part of the transition towards a more circular economy to protect the planet, defend our citizens and empower our industries. The new rules on port reception facilities for the delivery of waste from ships will influence in particular the maritime sector. The new rules address sea-based sources of marine litter including plastic household waste from ships and derelict fishing gear with measures to ensure that this waste is not discharged at sea, but landed in ports to adequate waste reception facilities. Also included are measures to reduce the administrative burden on ports, ships and competent authorities by aligning better with the international legal framework.

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Event: Projects fostering behaviour change for effective mobility measures joint webinar (2 February 2018)

The projects Sharing Cities and CIVITAS TRACE organise a joint webinar on behavioural change to ensure a greater effectiveness and acceptance by citizens of new mobility measures. The host of the webinar, EUROCITIES, is replication lead partner of Sharing Cities and will invite representatives from the Energy Agency of Plovdiv (CIVITAS TRACE) and CEiiA (Sharing Cities) to present their experience on 2 February 2018 from 11:00 to 12:45.

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Event: TEN-T Days 2018 (Ljubljana, Slovenia, 25-27 April 2018)

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Press Release: Road Safety newsletter 29: “Road safety strategies and action plans in the EU”

The existence of a national road safety strategy is a clear indicator that the issue is high on the political agenda. A well-crafted plan is a tool for authorities to identify the most relevant road safety actions, to focus their work efficiently and to assign the necessary resources. It also facilitates accountability and transparency, and helps to communicate road safety priorities to citizens.

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Security Policy & Governance Framework for Deployment and Operation of European Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS)

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Public consultation: EU funds in the area of strategic infrastructure

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Press Release: CIVINET Slovenia-Croatia-SEE explores the best methods for citizen engagement

On 24 October 2017, the CIVINET Slovenia-Croatia-SEE Network and network member ODRAZ, a sustainable development NGO, organised a panel discussion on the best ways to consult the public on mobility and traffic issues.

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Press Release: CIVITAS DESTINATIONS helps Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to introduce hybrid electric buses

The vehicles will be 12 metres long and able to hold 91 passengers, as well as being fully adapted for use by people with reduced mobility. As the buses’ electric battery is recharged by driving, there is no need for them to go to charging stations. In addition, the bus model also has the potential to be fully electrified in the future, further decreasing its environmental impact.

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Event: European Conference on Mobility Management 2018 (Uppsala, Sweden, 30 May – 1 June 2018)

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Press Release: CIVITAS Forum Network reaches 300 member milestone

Over the course of the year, just under 50 towns and cities committed to introducing ambitious clean urban transport strategies. The new members are drawn from across Europe, ranging from Alba lulia (Romania) and Sofia (Bulgaria), to Palanga (Lithuania), Kruševac (Serbia), and Guimarães (Portugal). In addition, the Network welcomed a sizeable contingent of small- and medium-sized municipalities from Greece.

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Event: Lignofuels 2018 (Amsterdam, 7-8 February 2018)

Already on its 10th edition, this two day conference will bring together key lignofuels stakeholders to join our forum discussions and networking, including leaders from advanced generation biofuels companies from across the globe represented by Technical, Strategic and Business Development Executives from First and Advanced Generation Biofuels Producers, Oil Refiners, Process Technology Providers, Enzyme Developers, Engineering Firms and Agribusiness as well as Financiers, Investors, Policy & Regulators, Automotive & Aviation Industries, Consultants, Traders & Brokers and Chemical Companies.

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Event: Low Carbon Vehicle Event 2018 (Millbrook, UK, 11-12 September 2018)

Cenex-LCV is the UK’s premier low carbon vehicle event incorporating four keys features: Technology exhibition split over three halls, extensive seminar programme, facilitated networking with the low carbon community, ride & drive of the latest research & development and commercially available vehicles. Cenex prides itself on ensuring the decision makers of the UK industry attend the event with all major stakeholders, key manufacturers, supply chain representatives and government officials from the UK present.

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Event: Future of Flight Workshop (Inverness, UK, 18 January 2018)

What does the future of flight look like? How can the UK improve the connectivity of transport modes to seamlessly deliver people and goods from door-to-door? Where and what are the business innovation opportunities to grow the economy and a sustainable aviation industry? KTN is delivering five scoping workshops on behalf of Innovate UK to inform their Connected Transport Delivery Plan to be published in 2018. Register to define the door-to-door journey of a passenger or goods item: identifying pain-points and business challenges and defining solutions.

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Event: Next steps for intelligent mobility and developing a smart transport system (London, 11 January 2018)

Following the announcement of an Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill in the Queen’s Speech, and the Government’s commitment to further develop the UK’s transport infrastructure and R&D, this seminar will consider the next steps for developing a smart transport system in the UK.

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Event: IT-TRANS Conference & Exhibition 2018 (Karlsruhe, Germany, 6-8 March 2018)

Highlighting smart travellers in smart systems, IT-TRANS is the leading Conference where the sector meets to exchange, discuss and invent IT solutions, to further support the growth of public and sustainable urban transport. It will connect leaders and decisionmakers with the vibrant world of start-ups and SMEs. IT-TRANS is also the place where operators, authorities and the industry can seize upon and locally implement innovative solutions. The Conference will focus on innovation and concrete recommendations for the implementation of IT solutions.

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Press Release: CIVINET Slovenia-Croatia-SEE explores the best methods for citizen engagement

On 24 October 2017, the CIVINET Slovenia-Croatia-SEE Network and network member ODRAZ, a sustainable development NGO, organised a panel discussion on the best ways to consult the public on mobility and traffic issues.

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Event: CIVITAS Urban Freight Conference (Brussels, 23-24 April 2018)

The CIVITAS projects CITYLAB, NOVELOG, SUCCESS, and U-TURN would like to invite you to the CIVITAS Urban Freight Conference. This interactive event will include presentations, posters and exhibitions, breakout and training sessions, workshops, and awards. Participants will explore new cooperation models for engaging and supporting public and private actors, and more broadly what the future might hold for urban logistics. Other points of discussion will include stakeholder cooperation, policy and regulation, freight planning, the role of technology, and data collection and management.

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