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CIVITAS ELAN Mobilising citizens for vital cities Ljubljana - Gent - Zagreb - Brno - Porto


CIVITAS-ELAN is a large and ambitious project of great strategic importance to its project partners and funding institutions. The mayors of the cities of Ljubljana, Gent, Zagreb, Brno and Porto have agreed to a common mission statement “To ‘mobilise’ our citizens by developing with their support clean mobility solutions for vital cities, ensuring health and access for all. The five cities intend to cooperate on the basis of a clear set of common objectives, based on the principle of “putting the citizen first”. For each of the CIVITAS policy fields a common set of objectives and project goals has been agreed, and the cities have developed a programme of in total sixty-nine measures, which are described in detail, including concrete targets.The focus on citizen participation has been deeply built into the workplan, also several NGOs are part of the project consortium.The ELAN cities are representative of a growing number of dynamic, mainly medium-sized national or regional centres with strong cultural background. The planning of the project is mature with detailed timetable, resources and organisational structures. The project consortium is very experienced, some partners were involved in CIVITAS 1 and 2 from various perspectives. As requested in the call, a city from New Member States (NMS) (Ljubljana) is the project coordinator and a learning city (Brno) is also from a NMS. A further leading city (Zagreb) is from a candidate country thus bringing the CIVITAS initiative in the enlargement prospect. The workplan addresses topics of specific interest to cities in the NMS. Through CIVITAS-ELAN three new countries, Portugal, Croatia and Belgium will be put on the CIVITAS map as ELAN cities are committed to become ambassadors in their countries.As a policy-driven project, CIVITAS-ELAN will make significant contributions to major global, EU and national policy processes.


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1001 Ljubljana

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Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Zdenka šimonovic (Ms.)
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