ENDURANCE project looks to ensure a SUMP network in every EU country

By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
The project intends to make SUMPs widespread in cities across EU member states by 2016.
The ENDURANCE project, coordinated by the European Platform on Mobility Management (EPOMM), aims to increase the knowledge and implementation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) at national and local levels across all EU countries and Norway. Partners in 25 countries form a core of networks which will facilitate training, exchanges of knowledge and experience, and policy coordination.

Cities across the EU will be approached to begin development of their own SUMP, with the goal of 250 active SUMPs by 2016 (the end date of the ENDURANCE project). ENDURANCE partners will offer training and exchange opportunities for cities, as well as access to auditors and other experts. Cities will have the opportunity to connect with others with similar problems and discuss appropriate solutions.

ENDURANCE will also engage with the numerous platforms and projects currently working on SUMPs. The project will offer its structures and network to be used for training, dissemination and contacts, with the goal of strengthening and supporting SUMP uptake.

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