Call open for members to join the CIVITAS Political Advisory Committee

Elected politicians from any CIVITAS Forum Network city are invited to apply to become members of the new PAC. Interested candidates should send an expression of interest (letter of intent) to

In this they should indicate their name, city, what qualifies them for the role, experience, reasons for applying, and their vision for their two years as a PAC member. This should be a maximum of 500 words.

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.

Candidates' individual records of promoting policies in line with CIVITAS's goals also plays a key role in selection.

Candidates apply in their personal capacity (i.e. not as formally nominated representatives of their local administrations). Politicians of non-CIVITAS cities may also apply, but should seriously consider that their city apply to join the network. The PAC has no formal “power of representation”.

The application deadline is 25 May 2018. The selection process will take place in June, with all applicants receiving a response on 30 June 2018. The first meeting will be at the CIVITAS Forum in Umeå, Sweden, between 19-21 September 2018.

No fees are required to be a member of the PAC. Individual costs related to travel and accommodation are covered by the members.

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