After inspiring Velo-city conferences in Rio de Janeiro and Dublin, Ljubljana (Slovenia) will be the next host of Velo-city 2020. Join the global cycling summit from 15th through 18th of September 2020 and explore the theme "Smart Cycling Inclusion".
Ljubljana is a historical city with a rich culture influenced by the neighbour regions and its unique location surrounded by stunning mountains, lakes and not far from the turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea. Thanks to its strategic location, Ljubljana has always been part of Central European avant-garde tendencies and an important bridge to the Balkan countries. Today, Ljubljana has become one of the best examples of a city that ventured to close its city centre to cars, dedicating the area to active mobility and creating a great functional and clean shared space for citizens and visitors.
Ljubljana city centre is all about reclaiming public space for people and creating the environment for not only cycling and walking but also for providing safe access for all, including children, women, the elderly and people with disabilities. It is only natural that people are in the centre of our discussion and consequently inclusion, social and technological tools, connectivity, public space, timely policy and regulation are the main themes of Velo-city 2020, Ljubljana.
The Velo-city conference series is the European Cyclists' Federation (ECF) annual global cycling summit, organized by the ECF and selected host cities.
Velo-city conferences are widely considered as the premier international cycling conference series and serve as a global communications and information platform and target to influence decision makers, and improve the policies, planning and provision of infrastructure for cycling and the daily use of the bicycle in an urban environment.
The conferences traditionally involve experts, representatives of associations, institutions, policy-makers and social agents, universities and companies.