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Testing Innovative Strategies for Clean Urban Transport: CIVITAS Plus María Alfayate & Marcel Rommerts DG Energy & Transport Clean Transport & Sustainable Development Unit European Commission


Disclaimer The purpose of this presentation is to consult stakeholders. The information presented reflects ‘work in progress’ by the services of the European Commission and does not reflect any official position of the European Commission. This presentation has been prepared as a basis for comments and does not prejudge the final form of any decision to be taken by the European Commission. Neither the European Commission nor any person acting on its behalf is responsible for the use which might be made of the information contained in this presentation. Nobody can claim any rights from the content of this presentation.

CIVITAS Initiative - General approach: 

CIVITAS Initiative - General approach One element of a wider activity portfolio Strong policy linkage Aiming testing and demonstrating that real change is possible Integrated packages of technology and policy measures in the field of energy and transport Continuity and renewal in our approach Building up critical mass and markets CIVITAS is about cities!

CIVITAS Cities: 

Lille Nantes Toulouse La Rochelle Cork Bristol Winchester Norwich Preston Graz Aalborg Odense Göteborg Stockholm Malmö Berlin Bremen Stuttgart Bucharest Suceava Ploiesti Kaunas Rotterdam Prague Gdynia Krakow Rome Genoa Venice Potenza Barcelona Burgos Pecs Debrecen Tallinn Ljubljana CIVITAS Cities

From CIVITAS I and II to Plus (I): 

From CIVITAS I and II to Plus (I) Internal evaluation of achievements and results with help of external experts Feedback from CIVITAS cities, non-CIVITAS cities, evaluators, stakeholders Consultation of CIVITAS politicians Consultation of FP7 Advisory Groups, Member States Consultation of other Commission services

From CIVITAS I and II to Plus (II): 

From CIVITAS I and II to Plus (II) Bigger city consortia – merging? Committed groups of leading and learning cities, willing to work in a cooperative framework Innovation area: corridor or zone Preconditions – what should be in place Special attention to problems, opportunities and limitations of cities in new Member States Continued emphasis on evaluation and learning Two support actions working with the cities

CIVITAS Plus – measure categories (I): 

CIVITAS Plus – measure categories (I) Increasing use of (short/medium term) alternative fuels and of clean and energy efficient vehicles, and their integration into the transport system Stimulation of collective transport and of its integration with other modes Demand management strategies Mobility management, marketing, information and education

CIVITAS Plus – measure categories (II): 

CIVITAS Plus – measure categories (II) Safe and secure road infrastructure and means of travel for all users New mobility services for more efficient vehicle use or ownership, less car dependent lifestyles Urban freight logistics, new concepts for goods distribution Innovative telematics systems for traffic management and traveller services – Galileo applications

Cities and consortia: 

Cities and consortia Leading cities: implement integrated approach, ambitious mix of relevant measures Learning cities: learn, prepare plan, small tests Consortia: three leading cities, at least one from new MS up to two learning cities focus on small and medium sized cities each city in different country providing added value not for ‘old’ CIVITAS cities, except ‘followers’ becoming leading cities

Support actions: 

Support actions Support action 1: evaluation, monitoring and management support for Commission Support action 2: coordination of joint activities, dissemination, Forum and PAC Participating cities will actively take part in the CIVITAS Initiative and the joint work organised by the support actions

Overall CIVITAS structure remains: 

Overall CIVITAS structure remains A comprehensive approach involving an extensive “CIVITAS community”: local partnerships in CIVITAS cities leading cities and follower/learning cities annual CIVITAS Forum meeting support actions for monitoring, evaluation, dissemination, organising joint activities dissemination and Take up action transferring knowledge to new cities, press, governments, education, scientists Political Steering Group (PAC) Independent Advisory Board (CAC)

Tentative planning: 

Tentative planning Consultations: autumn 2006 Finalise call text and guidance document Information events Call open late 2006 / early 2007 Call open for ..... months Negotiations Contracts to be signed first half 2008 Co-ordinated start all CIVITAS-Plus projects Preparation of next call ???


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