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Effective policies and measures require the involvement and ownership of stakeholders, including the wider public. A strategy that includes the public and stakeholders can help cities undertake effective reviews and host discussions that can strengthen urban mobility plans and enable greater chances of success.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 22 Mar 2018
By rswa178 / Updated: 13 Mar 2018

Call open to join next round of CIVITAS SUMPs-Up learning programme


Does your city want support in developing a package of measures for a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP)? Is your city or region in the process of elaborating a SUMP? Then apply to join the next round of the SUMP Learning Programme (SLP) from CIVITAS SUMPs-Up!

Up to 40 planning authorities have the chance to participate in SLP 3 and 4, which start in September and December 2018 respectively. Together these two groups of mobility practitioners will form the second Expert Group of SUMP cities.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 09 Mar 2018

Developing Guidance for Cycling Projects in the EU


The European Commission (DG MOVE) has recently commissioned a study to produce guidelines to help promote cycling in the EU.  Ricardo Energy & Environment, along with partners TEPR and FGM-AMOR are preparing case studies and guidelines that will foster the implementation of cycling infrastructure (and other) measures that are appropriate to the local context of cities.  

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 27 Feb 2018
By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 22 Feb 2018


EU Green Week; Green Cities for a Greener Future is taking place from 21-25th May and will explore ways in which the EU is helping cities to become better places to live and work.  

Showcasing policy developments on air quality, noise, nature and biodiversity, waste and water management, Green Week will promote participatory approaches to urban development, networking schemes, and tools for sharing best practices, engaging local authorities and citizens, and encouraging them to share their vision of a sustainable future.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 22 Feb 2018

Public Consultation on the action plan of the Urban Agenda Partnership on Urban Mobility


The "Urban Agenda for the EU" is the European answer to involving cities in shaping the EU's future and improving cities' contribution to the Union's and member states' goals. Its Partnership on the topic "Urban Mobility", led by the Czech Republic and the City of Karlsruhe, has created its Action Plan for improving cities' impact on regulations, financing and knowledge transfer from EU's side to design the future of urban mobility.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 20 Feb 2018

EU Sustainable Energy Week Policy Conference, 2018

You and your network can make an impact at the Policy Conference of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (5-7 June 2018) and take the lead in the clean energy transition by hosting a session. See full information about the conference and stay informed about registration deadlines here.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 20 Feb 2018

EU Sustainable Energy Awards - call closes 23 February 2018


The EU Sustainable Energy Week 2018 is back with its Awards Competition. The call for exemplary projects in ‘Consumers’, ‘Businesses’, ‘Young Energy Leaders’ and ‘Public Sector’ closes on 23 February. It is your time to shine: this year, you can either apply for an award or nominate your favourite activities, projects and actions. 

See the full article here

Image courtesy of the European Commission

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 20 Feb 2018

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2018


Every year, the European Commission (Directorate-General for Energy and Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) organises the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) – the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. The 13th edition will take place from 4 to 8 June 2018 in Brussels at the European Commission’s Charlemagne building and at the Residence Palace. This year’s focus is ‘lead the clean energy transition’, and the week-long series of events will cover a number of activities with an EU-wide scope.

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By Tom Nokes / Updated: 20 Feb 2018