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The word CIVITAS was coined by joining three key components of a modern European society, namely City, Vitality and Sustainability. The EU co-funded initiative was launched in 2002 to redefine transport measures and policies in order to create cleaner, better transport in cities.

More specifically, it has helped develop safe and eco-friendly transport in over 60 demonstration cities, testing more than 700 measures and urban transport solutions, supported by the intensive exchange of good practices in the field.

The demonstration cities are part of the larger CIVITAS Forum network, an active community comprising almost 250 cities committed to implementing and integrating sustainable urban mobility measures.

Recently, ten new knowledge-generating research projects expanded the CIVITAS initiative focus to encompass three additional areas: transforming the use of conventionally fuelled vehicles in urban areas, reducing the impacts and costs of urban freight and tackling urban road congestion.

If you would like to be a part of this exciting community pioneering clean urban transport in Europe and beyond, you can get your city to join CIVITAS and build its own greener future with our support.