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 first Expert Group intake have been selected - click here to see them.


Apply to join the next round of the SUMP Learning Programme

Up to 40 planning authorities have the chance to join SLP 3 and SLP 4, which start in September and December 2018 respectively. These two groups of local practitioners will form the newest additions to the SLP Expert Group of cities.

The deadline for applications is 18:00 CET on 8 April 2018.

Format and content

The two six-month learning programmes will focus on SUMP elaboration, specifically “SUMP process and measure development”. Topics that will be addressed include:

  • Upgrading a transport plan into a SUMP;
  • Scenarios and the appraisal of measures from different policy fields;
  • The SUMP Action Plan.

The courses combine face-to-face and online learning, whilst participants will also benefit from a peer 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.
  • Any regional authority with responsibility for local and regional transport issues.
  • Any association or grouping of urban authorities of local administrative units active in sustainable transport planning. 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 applicants must be legal entities established within an EU Member State or a country within the European Economic Area, i.e. Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein.

The planning authorities applying for SLP 3 and 4 should already engaged in sustainable mobility planning in their local contexts. Cities elaborating their first SUMP are also encouraged to apply.

The full eligibility criteria can be seen in the call document below.


Application form

Documentation and further information

The deadline for applications is 18:00 CET on 8 April 2018. All documents related to the call can be downloaded below:

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SUMPs-Up looks forward to receiving your applications!