PortsEurope – Reference – CIVITAS Portis – June 27, 2018 CIVITAS is a network of cities for cities dedicated to cleaner, better transport in Europe and beyond. Since it was launched by the European Commission in 2002, the CIVITAS Initiative has tested and implemented over 800 measures and urban transport solutions as part of demonstration projects in more than 80 Living Lab cities Europe-wide. The knowledge
learned these practical experiences is complemented, and supported, by a number of research and innovation projects (ECCENTRIC, PORTIS and DESTINATIONS), also run under CIVITAS. These research projects look at ways of building a more resource efficient and competitive transport system in Europe. CIVITAS Portis is a project to test innovative and sustainable urban mobility solutions in five European port cities: Trieste (Italy), Antwerp (Belgium), Aberdeen (UK), Constanta (Romania) and Klaipėda (Lithuania). CIVITAS Portis aims to: Improve governance for an enhanced cooperation between cities and ports Create more sustainable and healthier city-port environments Shape more integrated transport infrastructure and mobility systems Improve the efficiency of urban freight transport The five cities will implement mobility measures, supporting the multifunctional role of cities, ports and gateways to inland areas. The project aims to show that sustainable mobility can increase functional and social cohesion between city centres and ports, while pushing the economy forward and boosting the allure of modern urban environments. The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) has been funding the CIVITAS Initiative since 2002, with CIVITAS 2020 marking its fifth phase. The latest CIVITAS news can be accessed here. Source: CIVITAS
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