CIVITAS SUMPs-Up project launches call for planning authorities

Is your city preparing its first Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP)? Are you a small or medium-sized city that wants to prepare a tailor-made SUMP? Or is your city is more advanced, and you would like to take part in the uptake of SUMPs in European cities?

The CIVITAS SUMPs-Up project is launching its first call for applications to join its Innovation Pilot Pool (IPP), a select group of transport and urban mobility planning practitioners who will develop innovative tools and services to help SUMP development in European cities.

The IPP will enable the creation of a community of 100 transport professionals who, with SUMPs-Up funding and through participating in its learning activities – known as SUMP Learning Programmes (SLPs) - will test and apply SUMP approaches, tools and methodologies in transport planning practice in real conditions at the local or regional levels and will provide comments and feedback on their experience to improve the tested tools and methodologies.

The first 40 IPP participants will be selected via the first CIVITAS SUMPs-Up IPP call. They will join the Expert Group for six months and their activities will focus on:

  • Tools and services for initiating a SUMP
  • Tools and services for initiating a SUMP tailor-made for small and medium-sized cities

An additional 10 IPP participants will be selected via the first CIVITAS SUMPs-Up IPP call to join the Leadership Groupand will assist CIVITAS SUMPs-Up for three years.

The remaining 50 IPP participants will be selected via similar calls for applications that will open in 2018 and 2019 and will focus on tools and services for developing a SUMP and tools and services for SUMP implementation respectively.

The application form and all related documents can be found at www.ipp.sumps-up.eu

The deadline for submitting applications is 24 May 2017.

For further information and questions, contact the IPP helpdesk at: helpdesk [at] sumps-up [dot] eu  or consult the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

 

Image copyright: The Old and the New (image on Flickr) by Dave Collier licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Author: IPP helpdesk

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