Calls and Funding

Over the duration of SUMPs-Up, three calls will be held to select planning authorities to take part in the project's learning activities - the SUMP Learning Programme (SLP).

In total, around 100 local authorities will be chosen. The vast majority will form the Expert Group, who take part in one of five six-month learning programmes. A smaller Leadership Group will participate in activities over two years. The Leadership Group and second Expert Group intake have been selected - click here to see them.

 

Call launched for cities to join final round of SUMP Learning Programme

Up to 25 planning authorities will have the opportunity to join SLP5, which will kick-off in May 2019. This group of mobility practitioners will act as the final group of members to be added to the SLP’s Expert Group of SUMP cities.


Format and content

The six-month learning programme will focus on SUMP implementation, specifically “Tools and services for SUMP implementation, financing and procurement”. Topics that will be addressed include:

  • The SUMP Action Plan;
  • Planning and management of measure implementation;
  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Plan
  • Impact assessment;
  • Financing, procurement, and legal aspects involved in elaborating a SUMP;
  • Identifying new challenges; and
  • New mobility services and technologies.


The module combines both face-to-face and online learning, such as in the form of webinars, e-courses, and workshops. Participants will also benefit from one city-to-city review and one-to-one support from SUMPs-Up mobility experts.

 

Who can apply?

The following types of authorities can apply:

  • Any urban authority of a local administrative unit active in sustainable transport planning established in a Member State (MS) of the European Union (EU), an EEA country, or an associated country of the Horizon 2020 programme according to the degree of urbanisation as city, town or suburb;
  • Any regional authority that is responsible for local and regional transport issues and that is established in a MS of the EU, an EEA country, or an associated country of the Horizon 2020 programme;
  • Any association or grouping of urban authorities of local administrative units active in sustainable transport planning established in a Member State (MS) of the European Union (EU), an EEA country, or an associated country of the Horizon 2020 programm. This can include associations or groupings of public authorities, agencies and companies, NGOs and advocacy groups working in partnership in the same city or region.


All applications must also be legal entities established in a Member State (MS) of the European Union (EU), a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), or an associated country of the Horizon 2020 programme (see list).

The planning authorities applying for SLP 5 should have already engaged in sustainable mobility planning in their local contexts or should currently be in the SUMP implementation phase. Whilst a certain level of experience is required, cities elaborating their first SUMP are also encouraged to apply.

Cities and planning authorities that are already full project partners in SUMPs-Up or similar CIVITAS 2020 Initiative projects or that have taken part in previous SLP modules (SLP1 - 4) are not eligible for this call.

 

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Documentation and further information

All documents related to the call can be downloaded below:

Further information and questions

The deadline for applications is 12:00 CET on 11 January 2019.

Please contact helpdesk@sumps-up.eu should you have any further enquiries.

SUMPs-Up looks forward to receiving your application.