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News article20 January 20211 min read

Call open to host CIVITAS Forum 2021!

The CIVITAS Forum Conference serves as the main event of the CIVITAS Initiative, and is one of the leading conferences on sustainable mobility in Europe. The conference provides an opportunity for exchange among key stakeholders in the field of urban mobility.

This year will be the 18th edition in the conference series, which began in 2003. The proposed time windows for the conference this year are either the week of 27 September – 1 October 2021, or the week of 18 October – 22 October 2021.

Hosting the CIVITAS Forum Conference 2021 offers an excellent opportunity for a city hoping to demonstrate and share its successes in the field of sustainable urban mobility with the wider world.

Past hosts have used the conference to exhibit local famous sites, showcase their clean urban transportation initiatives and innovations, and share cultural and historic heritage.

As the current COVID-19 pandemic brings some uncertainty to the planning of an event of this size, a degree of adaptability is required of the selected host city. Currently, a hybrid event is planned, which would see a physical event with a restricted number of attendees (200-250), combined with an online event

In order to apply, cities should submit a completed application form by 15 February 2021. Download the form here or below.  This should be sent to the CIVITAS Secretariat by email - secretariatatcivitas [dot] eu (secretariat[at]civitas[dot]eu) - in a compressed file (.zip) alongside any supporting documentation.

Any additional documents that applicants feel will add to the quality of their application are welcome. Find these in a guidance document (also available below).

Applications are particularly encouraged from cities situated in eastern and southern Europe that have not hosted the Forum before.

Read more about previous CIVITAS Forum events here



Publication date
20 January 2021
  • Public and stakeholder involvement
  • Urban mobility planning
  • Europe-wide