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Cities can apply now to join next SUMP learning programme

28 November 2018

The CIVITAS SUMPs-Up project has opened a call for local authorities to take part in its next SUMP Learning Programme. Up to 25 planning authorities have the chance to join the 6-month long learning activities, which will start in May 2019. This group of mobility practitioners will complete the SUMP Expert Group of 90 local authorities.

Programme format and content

The six-month SUMP Learning Programe module combines knowledge transfer and testing and assessment with learning on concepts, approaches, tools, and methodologies for Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) development.

The activities blend online and face-to-face learning and exchange. Participants also benefit from one city-to-city review and a one-to-one support session from SUMPs-Up mobility experts.

This specific SUMP Learning Programme (SLP5) will focus on Sustainabel Urban Mobility Plans implementation, financing and procurement. Activities will include writing and reviewing a SUMP action plan, monitoring and evaluating the impact of measures, procuring services, and identifying new challenges.

To participate in all the activities, each of the selected local authorities will receive total funding in the amount of EUR 7,500 (VAT included).

Who should apply?

SUMPs-Up is seeking mobility and transport professionals active in local or regional transport planning authorities that have experience in sustainable mobility planning. Cities that are currently elaborating their first SUMP are also encouraged to apply.

Alongside urban or regional authorities, local consortiums containing such an authority can also apply. All applicants must be based in a Member State of the European Union or in a country in the European Economic Area.

Full eligibility criteria can be found in the full call document. For further information, visit the call page here.

Time to apply

The deadline for applications is 12:00 CET on 11 January 2019. Click here to access the application form.

To read the full call document, click here. Additionally, frequently asked questions and their answers can be viewed here.

For any further enquiries, contact helpdesk@sumps-up.eu.