Learning Activities

A series of learning activities will equip city planning authorities and mobility practitioners with skills and knowledge that they need to develop and implement SUMPs.

The activities are grounded in the concepts of peer-to-peer exchange and collaboration. Through the sharing of experience and best practice and the promotion of continuous learning, a community of cities and practitioners dedicated to and skilled in sustainable urban mobility planning will be created.

Once the project has come to an end, this knowledge network will consist of close to 100 cities and 200 practitioners. By assisting and inspiring others to utilise the approach, they can accelerate the take-up of SUMPs throughout Europe.

These activities are split into two types: 

  1. The SUMP Learning Programmes - the city representatives and practitioners participating in these various activities are recruited through open funding calls. Find out more about these on the calls and funding opportunities page.
  2. Mobility practitioner activities - these online resources are open accessible to all. Find more below.

Once the project has come to an end, this knowledge network will consist of close to 100 cities and 200 practitioners. By assisting and inspiring others to utilise the approach, they can accelerate the take-up of SUMPs throughout Europe.

SUMP Learning Programmes

The learning activities are collected together in what are known as SUMP Learning Programmes (SLPs). The participants in these programmes are the city and planning authority representatives who have been selected via the Innovation Pilot Pool.

What are the SLPs about?

Three main topics will be covered by the five SLPs. The first two topics will covered in the project's first year.

SLP Topic

SUMPs tailored to small- and medium-sized, starter cities

Tools & services for SUMP elaboration and measure selection

Tools & services for SUMP implementation, financing, and procurement

Which SLPs?

SLP 1 and 2

SLP 3 and 4


SLP 5

What activities does the SLP include?

Participants learn and interact with each other in varied ways, with a mix of online and face-to-face elements.  The knowledge and input they provide also feeds directly into the development of the tools and resources they will later use. All learning is participant-driven.

The full span of activities can be seen in the diagram below:

 Across the five SLPs that will take place during the project, there will be a total of 55 activities:

  • 5 peer review sessions;
  • 5 one-to-one expert support sessions;
  • 15 workshops;
  • 15 webinars;
  • 15 e-courses.

Each of the SLPs will have an equal amount of the activity types.

The participants for SLP 3 have been selected, whilst those for the Leadership Group were chosen in 2017.

 See SLP 3 and SUMP Leadership Group participants


After becoming familiar with the SUMP tools presented through the SLPs, participating cities will test and assess their effectiveness and usefulness in their local context, and provide feedback and recommendations for improvement.

Watch city presentations from the SLP webinars

Mobility practitioner activities

Alongside the SLPs, SUMPs-Up is also offering activities and online resources for mobility practitioners from within and beyond the mobility sector.

They will enable practitioners working at mobility companies and consultancies and for engineering and architecture firms to broaden their knowledge on the SUMP process and the available related tools.

They are also of relevance to experts in fields outside the mobility sector that maintain a strong interest in SUMPs, such as urban planners, public and environmental health practitioners, city resilience officers, statisticians and sustainable mobility advocates.

Workshops

These are being held in various EU Member States for locally-based practitioners and the content is tailored to the national context in the respective host country.

Through a variety of interactive sessions, exercises and presentations with local and European SUMP experts, participants gain insight into a wide variety of SUMP topics.

Please check the events page for details of upcoming workshops. Sessions have already taken place in Bulgaria, Romania, the Czech Republic, the UK, Greece, and Belgium.

Webinars

From December 2018 through to the end of  2019, SUMPs-Up is hosting a series of six on SUMP-related topics. The webinar will provide insight on its respective topic, use and present activities and outcomes of the project, and connect those with practical examples from cities all over Europe.

The first webinar,  which is taking place on Wednesday 5 December, 10:00 - 11:30 CET, will look at “Starting up the SUMP process - Tools for SUMP”. The webinar will include a detailed presentation on this subject, whilst a representative from the city of Vilnius in Lithuania will present a case study on their SUMP experiences.

 Register for the upcoming webinar

E-courses

Alongside the webinars, eight different e-courses are being organised. They will tackle the various phases involved in the SUMP process, starting from how to initiate a SUMP and prepare SUMP vision.

Further courses will address SUMP elaboration, including drafting the SUMP document and selecting SUMP measures. The final set of courses will examine SUMP implementation.

The first e-course  package “Initiating a SUMP”  will be launched in December 2018. The package contains three e-courses with comprehensive material, further references, case studies and exercises for self-study.

It and all other courses will be available until the end of the project at the Mobility Academy - click here.

The e-courses are free of charge.