The Polis 2008 conference will provide an opportunity to take stock of the achievements and learn about future partnerships and cooperation.
The conference will be divided into five interlinking parts. High-level speakers from the local, national and EU level will outline the broader policy framework. Local politicians from across Europe will debate in roundtables the merits and challenges of engaging key stakeholders in the definition of a common agenda for mobility. The parallel sessions will provide an opportunity to learn about the innovative solutions implemented in cities and regions and participants will be able to see some of these solutions during the technical visits and at the exhibition that will run throughout the conference.
The conference parallel sessions will essentially be organised around the four broad themes of the Polis working groups:
environment & health;
safety and security;
traffic efficiency & mobility;
the economic & social dimension of transport.
The sessions will also provide an opportunity for Polis members to report back on the key issues emerging from the working groups.