The Coordination and Support Action (CSA) CIVITAS ELEVATE helps to advance the CIVITAS Community to a higher level of knowledge, exchange, impact and sustainability. Coordinated by Mobiel 21, the mission of CIVITAS ELEVATE is to increase the Europe-wide impact of the CIVITAS projects on urban mobility policy making and thereby advancing the CIVITAS community to a higher level of knowledge, exchange, impact and sustainability, while guaranteeing essential high-quality support
For more than 20 years, CIVITAS has served as a critical hub for knowledge and experience on sustainable urban mobility measures, both practical and policy-related, that has been continuously made available to Europe’s urban areas. All previous, present and future CIVITAS projects tend to have their own dynamics, cooperation, evaluation, and dissemination structures. However, our aim is to offer overarching coordination and support for all projects.
Enriching the CIVITAS generation and feeding future EU initiatives
CIVITAS ELEVATE deepens the relationship within the CIVITAS Community by implementing a Liaison System and identifying Stewards alongside, and by supporting the Research & Innovation Actions and Innovation Actions with engaging meetings and networking events, for example, by organising the Urban Mobility Days in 2020, 2021 and 2022. ELEVATE also creates and maintains a comprehensive communication and dissemination framework that enables the CIVITAS projects and CIVINETs to portray their work with maximum effect to an international audience from a broad range of fields.
Building a European mobility community able to navigate transition
Furthermore, CIVITAS ELEVATE increases the impact of the CIVITAS programme and the CIVINETs through its Mobility Match sessions, an Incubator and the CIVINET Support and Investment Centre and by training and capacity building through its Learning Centre and Educational Network with the aim to disseminate and exchange the knowledge and expertise gained in all CIVITAS projects.
Developing the CIVITAS knowledge base and transferring new knowledge
Harmonising evaluation activities by providing guidance and support to the stakeholders involved in, and beyond, CIVITAS 2020, and advancing the knowledge that the CIVITAS initiative has built year after year to improve urban mobility policy making and planning, are further key aims of ELEVATE. And finally, to ensure the sustainability of CIVITAS‘ outcomes, Business Models will be developed and the next generation of transport professionals will be involved in the CIVITAS community.