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Call opens to host CIVITAS Forum 2021

18 January 2021

Applications are now being accepted from cities across Europe for the opportunity to host the CIVITAS Forum Conference 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. Past hosts have included Graz (Austria), Umeå (Sweden), Torres Vedras (Portugal), and Ljuljana (Slovenia).

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, or the week of 18 October – 22 October 2021.

Hosting the CIVITAS Forum Conference 2021 offers an excellent opportunity to 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 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. This should be sent to the CIVITAS Secretariat by email – – 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.

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

Click here to read more about previous CIVITAS Forum events.