CIVITAS – cleaner and better transport in cities – stands for CIty-VITAlity-Sustainability. With the CIVITAS Initiative, the European Commission aims to generate a decisive breakthrough by supporting and evaluating the implementation of ambitious integrated sustainable urban transport strategies that should make a real difference for the welfare of the European citizen.

Funchal is the capital of the Maderan archipelago, whose 104,000 inhabitants occupy an area of 75km2. Now within the CIVITAS Forum 2011 it will balance an exchange of dialogue and views between city and European politicians on the one hand, and experts in the field of urban mobility on the other.

The conference will be the 9th such annual event, following fora previously hosted in various quarters of Europe including Malmö, Krakow, Bologna, Kaunas, Burgos, Nantes, Rotterdam and Graz since the series started in 2003. The CIVITAS Forum Network currently includes 195 cities from 31 European countries, that have formally committed to clean and sustainable urban transport.

For more information see: CIVITAS Annual Forum