19/02/2020 Brussels, Belgium

SUMPs-Up final event: Developing sound sustainable urban mobility plans

The CIVITAS SUMPs-Up project invites you to join its final event on how they have helped shape Europe’s SUMP landscape and join decision-makers, mobility experts and towns and cities to discuss SUMPs from a wide variety of perspectives.

After over three years of working with local authorities and policymakers to accelerate the uptake of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs), SUMPs-Up has wide-ranging results and a multitude of SUMP tools and publications to share with Europe’s transport community.

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 us 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, sustainable lunch provides a chance to meet and debate these crucial questions with SUMP and transport peers.

Registration and more details

When and Where: Wednesday 19 February, 09:30 – 13:30 CET, in Brussels (Belgium).

Register here now for the event – note this closes on Friday 14 February. Browse the latest agenda now and visit the SUMPs-Up website for more information on the project.

Should you have any questions, please get in touch with the SUMPs-Up team via contact@sumps-up.eu.