Source of funding

European Commission

Name of client/donor

Municipality of Ljubljana

Overall project value

EUR 430,416


September 2008 – December 2012

Beneficiary countries


Number of staff


The CIVITAS Initiative addresses three key components of European society: city, vitality and sustainability. The initiative was launched in 2002 in order to redefine transport measures and policies so as to create cleaner, better transport in cities. Since its launch, the project has tested over 800 measures and urban transport solutions in over 60 European demonstration cities, supported by the intensive exchange of good practices. The CITIVAS ELAN project (2008 to 2012) involved five cities: Ljubljana, Porto, Ghent, Zagreb and Brno. Ljubljana was the lead city.

CIVITAS ELAN aimed to: 

  • increase the use of alternative fuels and enhance the integration of clean and energy-efficient vehicles into the urban transport system;
  • stimulate high-quality and innovative energy-efficient collective passenger transport services, including intermodal integration with other transport modes; 
  • implement demand management strategies based on economic (dis)incentives, regulatory measures (including zoning and spatial planning), and tele-services;
  • influence travel behaviour and modal choice through mobility management plans, marketing, communication, education and information campaigns;
  • develop safe and secure road infrastructure and travel means for all users;
  • introduce mobility services that promote new forms of more energy efficient vehicle use and/or ownership and a less-car-dependent lifestyle;
  • promote energy-efficient freight logistics services and new concepts for goods distribution; and
  • enhance the use of innovative transport telematics systems for traffic management and traveller support, including solutions based on satellite applications.

As a partner in the project consortium, REC Slovenia worked at two levels. At project (horizontal) level the REC was responsible for involvement and engagement and for the financial co-management of the consortium of 43 partner; while at the level of demonstration city the REC took part in communication, public participation and training development and implementation activities.

At city level, REC Slovenia participated in four measures:

  • integrated high-quality mobility corridor;
  • comprehensive cycling strategy;
  • reduced speed zones; and
  • demand-responsive services.


The results and outcomes achieved by REC Slovenia included:

  • training modules on public participation, engagement and involvement;
  • guidance on public participation for city administrations;
  • an involvement and engagement plan;
  • research on behavioural patterns and values;
  • an institutional analysis of the enforcement model in Ljubljana;
  • training workshops; and
  • successful financial management.
  • Cooperation and networking
  • Communication and dissemination
  • Project and financial management
  • Preparation of guidance materials
  • Organisation of workshops
  • Analyses and assessments