CIVITAS SUMPs-Up Final Event

19 February 2020, 09:30 - 13:00
Brussels, Belgium

After over three years of working with local authorities and policymakers across Europe to accelerate the uptake of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs), the SUMPs-Up project is slowly drawing to a close.

Before it does, a final event will share the project's wide-ranging results and multitude of SUMP tools and publications with Europe’s transport community.

Join us on Wednesday 19 February, 09:30 – 13:00 CET, in Brussels (Belgium) to hear how the project has helped shape Europe’s SUMP landscape and decision-makers, experts and towns and cities discuss SUMPs from a wide variety of perspectives.

The talking points

The first half will examine European SUMP and transport policy and introduce key tools to assist practitioners and policymakers in SUMP development. As part of this, Herald Ruijters, Director, DG MOVE, European Commission, will discuss where SUMPs and urban mobility fit into the European Green Deal and efforts to tackle the climate crisis.

Following this, the recently launched SUMP Guidelines, forthcoming SUMP Self-Assessment Tool and other SUMPs-Up products will be introduced by the SUMPs-Up team. The first half of the morning will end with an analysis of national SUMP frameworks.

In the second half, towns and cities from across Europe – all of whom took part in the SUMPs-Up Learning Programme – will take to the stage and talk participants through their unique SUMP stories and journeys.

What are their daily SUMP realities? What have they experienced to get to where they are today? What have they learned from other cities and being in the project? What support do they still need in the future from the national and European level?

Be inspired by what they are achieving in sometimes difficult situations and gain insight into what cities really need. A light lunch offers a further chance to exchange with transport and sustainable mobility peers from across Europe.

Registration and more details

Register now by clicking here, and read the latest agenda here.