Building capacity of small/medium local authorities' in innovative transport schemes

By Elena Tavlaki / Updated: 07 May 2019

There will be a webinar on 13 June that has been designed to build and strengthen the capacity of local authorities in small-medium cities to help them introduce innovative transport schemes.

The SUITS webinar will cover innovative transport schemes, including car-sharing, ride-sharing (car-pooling, van-pooling), bike-sharing, mobility as a service (MaaS). It has been tailored to the needs of local authorities from small-medium cities, especially staff from the transport planning, strategical urban planning, urban development and procurement departments. The webinar will take place on 13 June 2019, 2:30 PM CEST. Prior registration is essential. If you are interested, please register here:

Topics that will be covered throughout the webinar include: the concept of innovative transport schemes; the value of these schemes for small-medium cities (challenges, benefits and beneficiaries); successful case studies; and the available tools and guidelines regarding these schemes.

The webinar forms an integral part of the SUITS Capacity Building Programme that has been developed by LEVER Development Consultants in the framework of the Horizon2020 project “Supporting Urban Integrated Transport Systems: Transferable tools for authorities (SUITS)”. It will be moderated by Frederic Rudolph, project coordinator at the Wuppertal Institute. Speakers from LEVER Consultants are: Anastasia Founta, senior Transport Planner; Olympia Papadopoulou, Environmental Project Manager; Iason Tamiakis, Transport Planner; and Konstantia Karagouni, Transport Planner.

Reference will be made to innovative options to finance, procure and use business model canvases appropriately for innovative transport schemes. For further in-depth discussion on this issue, please refer to the ‘SUITS Webinar on financing, procurement and business models for sustainable urban transport’, delivered on June 18, 2018 (available here:

The webinar will be complemented by an e-learning course starting on 14 June. The e-learning course will be available for 6 weeks for you to deepen and strengthen the knowledge gained in the webinar. Certificates of completion will be issued for the e-learning course.

Building small-medium local authorities' capacity to introduce innovative transport schemes
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