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The process of developing policy generally involves research, analysis, consultation and synthesis of information to produce recommendations. Guidelines can help cities develop and assess their transport policies to address existing and new policy objectives. Research organisations and institutions provide valuable data and analysis to underpin policy recommendations and decisions.

 

 
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By SSPCR / Updated: 24 Jul 2019
By Ella Andrew / Updated: 17 Jul 2019

Give your views on future objectives for EU-funded research and innovation

The European Commission is preparing the implementation of Horizon Europe, the next and most ambitious EU research and innovation programme (2021-2027) with a proposed budget of €100 billion, shaping research and development in the coming years. There is an online public consultation until 08 September 2019 to allow stakeholders to provide their views about the most pressing challenges and important impacts to focus on.
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By Ella Andrew / Updated: 10 Jul 2019
By Youris.com / Updated: 05 Jul 2019
By Ella Andrew / Updated: 16 Jul 2019

Venice City Solutions 2019

The 2nd edition of the "Venice City Solutions Series" will be held from 24 to 25 October 2019. It is an annual meeting, bringing together different issues which are key to implementing SDGs at the local level, with a specific focus on the role of local governments as key stakeholders involved in Agenda 2030.

The 2018 edition will welcome more than 140 participants from 36 countries to Venice, to discuss the need to finance the SDGs at the local level.

By Dagmar Roeller / Updated: 14 Jun 2019

Policy & Project Manager

Polis is looking for an experienced policy & project manager who will be employed on a full-time long-term contract. The policy and project manager will coordinate Polis’ policy and advocacy activities and will manage European-funded projects in the field of sustainable urban mobility and transport innovation. Apply until 17 June.

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By Ella Andrew / Updated: 11 Jun 2019

Digital Transport Days 2019

Digital Transport Days 2019 will be held in Helsinki this year, organised by European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc, in cooperation with the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The conference will offer a European viewpoint on digital solutions for transport and mobility. The conference will explore the latest developments in the field, to help define and implement enabling policies, as well as developing customer-oriented services.

By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 29 May 2019

Two EU-funded projects conclude their work on urban freight distribution

Cities, particularly the largest agglomerations in Europe, are struggling to reduce traffic congestion and transport-related emissions, as they try to improve mobility and air quality for residents and tourists. Each day, a significant proportion of trips in urban areas is made using diesel-powered trucks, which deliver different kinds of goods to private sector customers throughout the day. However, it is not only the goods delivered to private businesses that contribute to increased traffic flows, as the public sector is one of the main customers for the products that trucks deliver.

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By Tom Nokes / Updated: 15 Apr 2019

CIVITAS Forum 2019 - calls for contributions, exhibitors and sponsors ends 31 May

The calls for contributions, exhibitors and sponsors are currently open for this year's CIVITAS Forum closing 31 May 2019. For more information about the event, including the draft programme and full details on travel and accommodation, visit the event page here.

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By Lidia Signor / Updated: 07 May 2019

Innovative mobility solutions through a new approach to procurement

A customisable has been designed, which aims to support public procurers across Europe to unlock the potential of Intelligent Transport Systems.

The recommendations come in the form of a White Paper, produced by the EU-funded SPICE project. In slightly over 100 slides, the White Paper looks at four key areas:

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