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SUMPs-Up first Call for cities to support SUMP development in Europe

21 April 2017

Is your city preparing its first Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP)? Is your city a small or medium-sized city that wants to prepare a tailor-made SUMP? Your city is more advanced and you want to take part in the uptake of SUMPs in European cities? Apply to the first CIVITAS SUMPs-Up call for planning authorities by 24 May 2017.

The CIVITAS SUMPs-Up project is launching its first call for applications to join its Innovation Pilot Pool (IPP), a select group of transport and urban mobility planning practitioners who will develop innovative tools and services to help SUMP development in European cities.

The IPP will enable the creation of a community of 100 transport professionals who, with SUMPs-Up funding and through participating in its learning activities – known as SUMP Learning Programmes (SLPs) - will test and apply SUMP approaches, tools and methodologies in transport planning practice in real conditions at the local or regional levels and will provide comments and feedback on their experience to improve the tested tools and methodologies.

The 1st Call for applications for the Innovation Pilot Pool (IPP) of local and regional planning authorities is now open!

The first IPP call for applications will recruit:

  • 40 Expert Group planning authorities. They will participate for six months in one of the two SUMP Learning Programme classes focusing on:
    • Tools and services for initiating a SUMP;
    • Tools and services for initiating a SUMP tailor-made for small and medium-sized cities.
  • 10 Leadership Group planning authorities. They are in an advanced phase of their SUMP planning cycle and will assist CIVITAS SUMPs-Up for three years.

The remaining 50 IPP participants will be selected via similar calls for applications that will open in 2018 and 2019 and will focus on tools and services for developing a SUMP and tools and services for SUMP implementation respectively.

The application form and all related documents can be found at www.ipp.sumps-up.eu

The deadline for submitting applications is 24 May 2017.

For further information and questions, contact the IPP helpdesk at: helpdesk@sumps-up.eu or consult the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).