The Partners

The SUMPs-Up project philosophy is based on collaboration and cooperation. The project pools the knowledge and draws on the experience of European cities, researchers, universities, environmental organisations, climate institutes, transport consultants and mobility experts. All those involved are convinced of the significance of bringing cleaner and better transport to Europe cities, and indeed the necessity of doing so.

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is a worldwide association of local governments implementing sustainable development. Today, ICLEI has more than 1000 local government members, with around 160 in Europe. Its European Secretariat is based in Freiburg, with an office in Brussels.

Working through thematic teams related to urban sustainable development with a wide range of expertise and extensive experience in European project coordination and partnering, the organisation has a strong focus on building capacity, sharing knowledge, and supporting local governments in the implementation of sustainable development at community level.


Polis has been a European network for dialogue and cooperation on innovative urban transport issues between cities and regions since 1989. It currently represents around 65 cities, regions, and transport operators from across Europe. Polis's objective is to support European cities and regions to improve the quality of life of their citizens through innovative measures for sustainable urban transport.

The Network facilitates access to European initiatives and research programmes for its members, looking into solutions for urban and regional mobility in the fields of health and environment, traffic management and intelligent transport systems, road safety, and social and economic aspects.

UBC - Union of the Baltic Cities

The Union of the Baltic Cities (UBC) is a city network consisting of around 100 cities from the 10 Baltic Sea Region countries. The purpose of the Union is to contribute to balanced democratic, social, economic and environmental development in the Baltic Sea Region.

UBC Sustainable Cities Commission is one of the Union’s seven thematic commissions and is responsible for UBC’s work on environmental issues and urban sustainability and deals with topics like sustainable urban mobility, urban planning, water management, sustainable port and maritime policies, climate change, and energy issues.


EUROCITIES is a network of major European cities. Founded in 1986, the network brings together the local governments of more than 130 large cities in 37 European countries. EUROCITIES represents the interests of its members and engages in dialogue with the European institutions across diverse policy areas affecting cities.

Through a wide range of Forums, Working Groups, projects and events, EUROCITIES provides a platform for promoting the urban agenda in European policy-making and for sharing knowledge and exchanging on innovative solutions among its member cities.

Rupprecht Consult

Rupprecht Consult is an independent, private research and consulting company based in Cologne, Germany, that specialises in urban mobility innovation. The company employs 16 experts with international experience in sustainability in the fields of urban and transport development, environment and innovations to society.

Services include the development and management of international projects, as well as evaluation and impact assessment, dissemination, capacity building, strategy development, and independent project monitoring. Focus areas are sustainable urban transport mobility planning and integrated, multi-disciplinary mobility policy development.

Trivector Traffic

Trivector Traffic is an R&D and consultancy company. Founded by researchers from Lund University, the company maintains a close connection to research. A scientific approach is utilised in all of Trivector's assignments, and this is used to develop solutions, tools, guidelines, and provide support for transport planners and other stakeholders in the field.

Trivector works with public administrations at local, regional, and national levels. Its research projects are generally funded by large funding bodies such as Vinnova (The Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems), the Swedish Transport Administration, and the European Union.

Wuppertal Institute

Sustainable development requires an integrated approach to policy and science. Many of the issues it raises cannot be addressed within a single department or using the tools of individual scientific disciplines. The Wuppertal Institute's research programme - takes an interdisciplinary approach and works towards systems understanding.

Applied sustainability research is the Wuppertal Institute's stated mission. The Wuppertal Institute collaborates with a multitude of universities and institutes around the world. and has longstanding experience with a multitude of national, European and international projects on sustainable transport.


The Cerema, Centre for studies and expertise on risks, environment, mobility and urban and country planning, is a major actor for sustainable territories and cities in France. CEREMA is supervised by the Ministry for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy and the Ministry for Regional Equality and Housing.

It acts as a resource centre for scientific and technical expertise in support of the definition, implementation and evaluation of public policies, carried out by national and local authorities. Cerema supports the French Ecological and Energy Transition Strategy. It provides expertise and engineering services, and conducts methodology and evaluation and research.