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Polis Newsletter
October 2018

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Polis, EUROCITIES and the CEMR join forces today: With our collective voice of the three networks' member cities and regions, we call upon the European Parliament to vote for new procurement rules that ensure a future with cleaner vehicles.

Our joint letter on the revision of the Clean Vehicles Directive was sent today and ahead of tomorrow's EP plenary vote in Strasbourg, which will set the the tone for the upcoming discussions and negotiations with the European Council. More information is here.

We wish you a nice read!

Karen Vancluysen
Secretary General


QUICK NEWS


National support for SUMPs varies significantly across Europe

CIVITAS SUMPs-Up and PROSPERITY report reveals status of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) in EU Member States. http://sumps-up.eu/reports/


Polis Network News

2018 Polis Conference coming up: Join the urban mobility debate!

Polis has secured high-level speakers and leading experts for its plenary sessions and workshops and welcomes you to join the debate. Register online before 11 November!

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Three Polis members among the finalists of the 2018 European Capital of Innovation contest

Polis members Aarhus (Denmark), Leuven (Belgium) and Toulouse (France) have entered the final stage of this year’s European Capital of Innovation contest, funded under Horizon 2020. The winner will be announced at the Web Summit in Lisbon on 6 November 2018.

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MEPs urged not to weaken new minimum vehicle safety standards

Polis co-signed a letter urging members of the European Parliament not to weaken the European Commission’s proposals on new vehicle safety measures. The letter results from to concerns that European vehicle manufacturers, represented by ACEA, attempt to water down the EC's proposal for revise minimum vehicle safety standards in the EU (the General Safety Regulation).

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Register now: Joint Polis-ITF workshop on road safety and data on 20-21 November

The Polis Working Group on road safety and the International Transport Forum's Safer City Street initiative organise a joint workshop on 20-21 November 2018. The event will take place in London (20 Nov.) and Manchester (21 Nov). Registration is now open, draft agenda available.

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Registration open for #H2020RTR18: Results from Road Transport Research in H2020 projects

ERTRAC, EGVIA and the European Commission's Transport R&I Directorate are jointly organising #H2020RTR18, the 2nd EGVIA-ERTRAC European Conference. It takes place on 28 and 29 November 2018 in Brussels.

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