civitas-2020-logo-webA new sustainable urban mobility network that will help Romanian cities and organisations learn about and exchange experiences on mobility and transport launched last month in Timișoara.

Created by the EU-funded CIVITAS Initiative, the Romanian national network joins CIVINET – a group of European city networks that promote local sustainable urban mobility.

Almost 40 people took part in the launch event for the new Romanian CIVINET, among them representatives of public administrations, the Romanian national government, NGOs, government agencies and universities.

[The CIVINET] is something that we really need. We have lacked this network, which is an excellent platform to share experiences and good or bad practices,’ said Cezar Grozavu from the Romanian Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration.

There are over 220 active members of CIVINETs across Europe, who exchange information in their own language and work together to engage with the EU and national governments on transport policy issues, legislation, regulations and funding.

The CIVINETs have access to EU-funded professional placements and training. Meetings of all the national CIVINET network secretariats and managers take place twice a year.