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.

The city representatives and practitioners participating in the various activities are recruited through open funding calls. Find out more about these on the funding opportunities page.

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 for 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


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

Expert and Practitioner Workshops

Alongside the SLPs, another series of workshops is also being offered. These are targeted at experts from within and beyond the mobility sector.

Those working at mobility companies and consultancies and for engineering and architecture firms will be able to broaden their knowledge on the SUMP process and the available tools.

Experts in certain fields outside the mobility sector also maintain a strong interest in SUMP development and implementation, as it is linked with and impacts on their work in those areas. These may include:

  • urban planners;
  • public and environmental health practitioners;
  • city resilience officers;
  • statisticians;
  • sustainable mobility advocates.

To see which workshops are coming up soon, visit the events page.