The CIVITAS Forum Conference 2021 will take place on 20-21 October 2021 in Aachen (Germany). The 18th edition of the CIVITAS Initiative’s flagship event will gather the keenest sustainable mobility minds to debate and analyse the most urgent topics in the field. Save the date – attendance is free of charge!
What to expect in 2021?
This year’s CIVITAS Forum will utilise a hybrid format, combining online and onsite activities. Over the course of its two days, it will continue the tradition of offering interactive workshops, intriguing sessions, and interesting side visits, whilst introducing exciting new programme elements.
These will provide the ideal opportunity to hear from the cities, people and projects driving innovation in smart, inclusive and sustainable mobility, as well as to exchange and connect with city representatives, policymakers, practitioners, planners, NGOs, and academics.
A CIVITAS city with the conviction to go green
A city of 250,000 people, Aachen is home to four universities and several research institutes, technology companies, and start-ups. Since starting in CIVITAS in 2011, it has drawn on this scientific and entrepreneurial knowledge in projects and sat on the CIVITAS Political Advisory Committee. This culminated in its runner-up prize for the CIVITAS Legacy Award 2020.
Since her election in November 2020, Sibylle Keupen, Aachen’s first female Lord Mayor, has focused on clean mobility, as shown by the decision to remove parking for more public space, walking and cycling infrastructure, and trees. In 2019, the city also committed to implement the eight-year cycle infrastructure improvement programme set out of the “Radentscheid Aachen citizen’s petition.
Its long engagement in the CIVITAS community, involvement in other EU-funded programmes, and political commitment to sustainable mobility make Aachen an ideal host.