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This week, the European Commission opened the 2nd edition of the EU's Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) Award. Cities and regions can submit their applications for the Award of EUR 10 000 online.
The SUMP Award is presented within the framework of the European Commission's Sustainable Urban Mobility campaign 'Do the right mix'. The 2012 award focused on stakeholder and citizen participation in the SUMP, where Polis member Toulouse was among the three finalists. This year's edition will look at the integration of economic, social, and environmental policy criteria in SUMPs. The 2014 award will look at monitoring the implementation to improve the SUMP.
European Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas, responsible for transport, said: "This year's award will showcase plans that meet the major challenge for sustainable urban mobility planning at this time, namely balancing economic and social issues with environmental concerns in a pragmatic way. I am looking forward to hearing about the excellent plans that are taking shape across Europe."
Cities and regions within the European Union and the European Economic Area are eligible to apply for the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan Award. Authorities are not required to have completed the entire process of developing and implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan in order to be eligible for the Award.
Applicants can submit their entries for the award on http://www.dotherightmix.eu/2013-sump-award until 1 November 2013.