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  October 2016  

Welcome to the Eltis Mobility Update!


The annual CIVITAS Forum is an important occasion in the urban mobility calendar, and last month the Polish city of Gdynia successfully hosted the 2016 edition. Held under the theme of Shaping the Mobility of Tomorrow, the three-day conference attracted hundreds of CIVITAS stakeholders from around Europe, all of whom are devoted to developing sustainable urban mobility in their cities.


In our feature this month, read more about what was discussed and debated at the Forum's plenaries, workshops and parallel sessions, and discover who won the CIVITAS Awards. You can also learn which European city was chosen to host next year's Forum. 


In our news selection this month, read about how the Commission has released € 1.9 billion for key transport projects, and how the CIVITAS Satellite project is offering representatives from European cities exciting work placements and study visits.


The featured case study in this issue looks in detail at how Vienna used the principles of communication and participation to help draft its mobility plan, and our usual selection of events includes the Commission's training on Horizon 2020 public transport projects. Don't forget to register your interest in good time!


Happy reading!


The Eltis Team


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Shaping tomorrow's mobility at the CIVITAS Forum 2016

Horizon 2020

Every month we briefly present a different stream of EU funding that can help your towns and cities introduce sustainable urban mobility solutions.


This month we look at the Horizon 2020 programme.

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 bn available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.


Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness.


Visit the Eltis EU Funding page to see how your city can benefit from this funding.

Call for ICC 2017 contributions

The International Cycling Conference 2017 aims to bridge the knowledge and expertise of those working in research with transport and health practitioners. The call is open until 16 December 2016.

Lyon cycling up 370%

New figures show that cycling in the French city has grown by 370 per cent over the last 10 years – putting it on course to overtake Strasbourg as the first cycling city in France.

Regional urban mobility reports released

The SOLUTIONS project has released three reports presenting the urban mobility needs, policy barriers and recommendations for sustainable solutions in countries in Asia, Latin America and the Mediterranean.

EU releases €1.9 bn in transport funding

The European Commission has launched the third round of calls for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility  for transport, making € 1.9 billion available to finance key transport projects.

CIVITAS peer-to-peer activity call opens

The CIVITAS SATELLITE project is offering work placements and study visits to representatives of European cities. The call is open until 7 November 2016.

Lisbon creates urban mobility fund

Lisbon is creating an urban mobility fund worth € 15 million  to finance the management of urban roads. The city plans to raise the money through parking revenues, fines and vehicle excise duty.

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