17/06/2019 - 18/06/2019 Groningen, the Netherlands

6th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans

The European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans is Europe's leading annual event for all those involved in putting the SUMP concept into practice. It serves as a forum for policy makers, local authorities, urban transport planners, academics, NGOs and other mobility professionals.

The focus of the conference is on providing support to sustainable and active cities within the SUMP context, i.e. how to make cities more walkable and cycle-friendly.

The event offers opportunities to network, debate key issues and to exchange ideas on sustainable urban mobility planning. Attendance is free of charge. The 2018 edition in Nicosia attracted over 500 participants.

The conference is co-funded by the European Commission in cooperation with the Municipality of Groningen.

Revision of the SUMP Guidelines

Updated SUMP guidelines will be presented for review by the SUMP community. Since their launch in 2013, the guidelines have become the main reference for the development of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans and have been adopted widely across Europe. The Guidelines are currently being updated to reflect recent trends in mobility, technology and society.

At various sessions with different formats, participants are encouraged to provide their comments and feedback on the draft updated guidelines and give their views on long-term planning for sustainable urban mobility.


The conference will take place at: De Oosterpoort, Trompsingel 27, 9724 DA Groningen, located south-east of the city centre and is at walking distance (700m) from the Central Train Station. The venue is served by bus stops Trompstraat (bus lines 8 and 12) and Sontplein (Q-link lines 5 and 2) and has an underground parking for cars.

Further information

Updates about the conference, including the programme and registrations, will be published at www.eltis.org/sump2019.

For inquiries, please contact sump2019@eltis.org.