Project Details


Monitoring, evaluating and disseminating the results of the CiViTAS I Initiative


Project details

Duration 01/2001 - 06/2006


Coordinator NEA Transport Research and Training, Rijswijk, The Netherlands

Project goal

METEOR was the support project for the European Commission CIVITAS I Initiative. The CIVITAS Initiative aims at generating a decisive breakthrough by supporting radical integrated sustainable urban transport strategies - demonstration projects - that should allow to make the difference for the welfare of European citizens in real life.

The accompanying measure METEOR was designed to support, monitor and evaluate the demonstration projects in 19 European major cities, to organise European dissemination and foster 'multiplier effects'.

The key features of METEOR were:

  • to play a supporting role for all parties involved in the CIVITAS Initiative. This includes the European Commission, the partners involved in the demonstration projects as well as stakeholders at the national level and the scientific community;
  • to perform independent monitoring and evaluation including expert deliverable review on the basis of a sound methodological approach based on the state of the art expertise and enriching the know-how in the field of evaluation;
  • to analyse CIVITAS level impacts and to provide clear recommendations and publicity for widest take-up of successful demonstration project results.


The main outputs of METEOR were:

  • scenario descriptions for CIVITAS sites showing the perspectives of development in a "do-nothing" scenario;
  • project monitoring including deliverable review;
  • analysis of radical strategies focussing on integrated aspects and relationships between different measures within a project;
  • evaluation of demonstration projects at the individual level;
  • short and medium-term policy recommendations addressing the complementarity aspects at local, regional, national and EU level, with special emphasis on added value and role of the EU dimension;
  • European level dissemination of the CIVITAS Initiative including the establishment of the CIVITAS Forum as a core instrument.

Role of Rupprecht Consult

Rupprecht Consult was responsible for the monitoring of the demonstration projects and plays a key role in evaluation co-ordination.

Contact details

Siegfried Rupprecht
+49 221 6060 55 11

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