Upcoming Events

First European workshop on national SUMP programmes

Torres Vedras, Portugal, 26 September, 13:30 - 17:45

National and regional governments have a vital role to play in encouraging cities to develop SUMPs. Often, a lack of legal, institutional, financial and methodological frameworks hinder SUMP development and implementation.

Together with CIVITAS PROSPERITY, SUMPs-Up is organising events in 2017 and 2018 dedicated to national urban mobility programmes. They aim to increase the interest in and awareness of SUMPs at the national level, whilst establishing what support cities need. They will also feed into a policy paper on national urban mobility programmes for national decision makers.

The first meeting is taking place on 26 September 2017 in Torres Vedras, Portugal. The SUMPs-Up and PROSPERITY projects will be introduced, as well as the updated analysis - conducted by those projects - of national SUMP programmes.

This will be followed by two presentations. The first will explore the approach devised by Mobilise Your City to support national urban mobility programme development in developing countries, whilst the second will look into recommendations put forward by the CIVITAS CAPITAL Advisory Group to the European Union and national authorities on SUMPs.

Attendees can contribute to future workshop development by sharing their experiences, expectations and views.

To see the agenda for the afternoon, click here.

Attendance is free, but registration is required. For questions and to register, please contact: thomas.durlin@cerema.fr

SUMPs-Up at the CIVITAS Forum 2017

Torres Vedras, Portugal, 27-29 September

The CIVITAS Forum Conference 2017 is taking place on 27-29 September 2017 in Torres Vedras, Portugal. The theme for the conference's 15th edition is ‘Small communities, big ideas’.

SUMPs-Up is due to host a session at the event, whilst a mobility practitioner workshop focusing on tools and capacity building is taking place.

The annual event brings together the CIVITAS community from across Europe: hundreds of mobility experts, actors and stakeholders, all of whom are devoted to the development of sustainable urban mobility in their cities, gather in one place.

SLP 1 kick-off workshop

Thessaloniki, Greece, 19 October 2017

The workshops that form part of the SUMPs-Up Learning Programme will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece, one of the project's seven city partners. 

On October 19, members of the IPP's Expert and Leadership Groups will meet for the first time.

The workshop forms part of SUMPs Learning Programme 1 and will focus on the topic "SUMPs tailored to small- and medium-sized starter cities".

Practitioners' Workshop: Greek Cities

Thessaloniki, Greece, 20 October 2017

On October 20, the first practitioners' workshop will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece, one of the project's seven city partners. 

It is expected that 20-25 cities Greek will attend, with the workshop being held in both English and Greek.

Second SUMPs-Up Learning Workshop

Brussels, Belgium, 4-5 December 2017

The second workshop for the first SLP will take place in early December, just before the 2017 Annual Polis Conference.

The Conference is taking place from 6 - 7 December.