The importance of transport’s social dimension is becoming increasingly clear - mobility shapes lives and prospects. It is crucial that transport systems are environmentally friendly, inclusive, efficient, and centred on meeting diverse user needs. To accomplish this, it is essential for policy makers, practitioners, academics and city representatives to continuously connect and debate this critical issue.
Under the banner of "Mobility for U and Me", this year's CIVITAS Forum Conference will gather hundreds of public transport stakeholders in Umeå, Sweden, from 19-21 September to discuss the issue of inclusive public transport. The destination of the conference is no coincidence: Umeå is one of Scandinavia's leading exponents of sustainable urban development and mobility.
CIVITAS is one of the most successful EU programmes in promoting innovative sustainable development in cities of which UITP has been a proud partner since 2013.
During the event, visitors will witness the pioneering sustainable urban mobility measures moving Europe towards an inclusive and multimodal mobility future – a theme that will also be highlighted during this years’ EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK celebrating the theme "Mix and Move!". And with 2018 declared the "Year of Multimodality" by Violeta Bulc, the European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport, the Forum comes at the perfect time.
Sessions will delve into mobility topics such as multimodality, Mobility as a Service, co-creation, e-mobility, and smart mobility solutions. In particular, on 21 September 09:30 - 11:00 UITP will moderate the session “The Roll-Out of Charging Infrastructure for E-Mobility in CIVITAS Cities: Experience and Recommendations”. On the same day, UITP will also hold the session “International Cooperation with China” (11:30 – 13:00).
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