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Political Advisory Committee

Influencing policy on European urban transport

The Political Advisory Committee (PAC) is a small group of leading politicians that acts as the steering group of the CIVITAS initiative and network of cities. Its members participate in a personal capacity.
PAC members are mainly responsible for:

  1. Delivering policy recommendations to the European Commission (EC)’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE);
  2. Facilitating cooperation between the EC and the CIVITAS city network, and CIVINET national and regional networks;
  3. Choosing the host city and providing input for the annual CIVITAS Forum Conference;
  4. Taking part in key CIVITAS activities, including study tours, peer reviews, and thematic working groups;
  5. Ensuring and strengthening the involvement of politicians from CIVITAS cities in the initiative's activities.

PAC members meet three times a year, including at the yearly CIVITAS Forum Conference. The current PAC was selected in July and will serve until the election of the new one.

Call closed for members to join new PAC

The last call for new members join the new PAC closed at the end of May.

The European Commission will appoint 16 PAC members (with the PAC Secretariat's support) based on general criteria of representativeness, including type of city and geographical position, CIVITAS experience, and gender.

The first meeting will be at the CIVITAS Forum in Umeå, Sweden, between 19-21 September.

To see the Terms of Reference for the PAC, click here.

PAC Statements

Statements constitute one of the PAC's most important outputs. Often taking the form of policy recommendations, these contribute to the work of policy makers working in urban mobility at European, national and local level. They also support the identification of CIVITAS's policy priorities and seek to mobilise industry, transport operators, and other stakeholders.