The next edition of the Velo-city conference series will bring the global cycling family to Lisbon, Portugal. Velo-city 2021 Lisboa is set to take place under the theme “Cycle Diversity” from 1-4 June 2021.


What is Velo-city conference?

Velo-city is widely considered the premier worldwide annual cycling summit, serving as a global knowledge exchange platform. It brings together all those who are involved in the policy, promotion and provision for cycling, active mobility and sustainable urban development. The aim of the conference is to influence decision makers in favour of more active and sustainable mobility and to inspire vibrant discussions between conference delegates. The conference exhibition showcases the latest innovations and joyful experiences one can only experience by bike.


Velo-city 2021 Lisboa opens call for abstracts for academic sessions

 The Velo-city 2021 Scientists for Cycling Call for Abstracts for the academic conference sessions has been launched on 6 October and remains open until 20 November 2020. 

The European Cyclists’ Federation, the U-Shift Research Group at the Technical Institute of the University of Lisbon, the Municipality of Lisbon and EMEL, warmly invite all interested academics to share their research and insights with a global audience, reflecting on the main theme Cycle Diversity and one of the five subthemes.

The Call for Abstracts for the academic sessions will be open until 20 November 2020, and contributions from all academic disciplines are welcomed. Visit our brand new Velo-city 2021 website for more information on each sub-theme and find more suggestions for academic topics in the detailed submission guidelines. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact the Velo-city team here: 



With Velo-city Lisboa set to take place at the beginning of June 2021, the Velo-city team stays positive yet vigilant while planning for a high-quality cycling event. Please rest assured that all appropriate sanitary and other measures will be taken to ensure that a safe Velo-city conference happens.


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Velo-city 2021 Lisboa opens call for abstracts for academic sessions