6th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans

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Experts working on the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans within and outside Europe share experiences, challenges and opportunities in Groningen, The Netherlands.

June 17 and 18, 2019. Groningen, The Netherlands. With 60% of total city’s trips made by bikes, it is unsurprising that this year the focus on the conference was on providing support to sustainable and active cities within the SUMP context, meaning how to make cities more walkable and cycle-friendly. One of the multiple parallel sessions held throughout the event focussed on “Facilitating urban mobility investments through SUMPs. The perspective of international banks and development organisations” which has been organised by European Investment Bank JASPERS in cooperation with EUROCLIMA+. This session focused on SUMPs inspired by European guidance, including experience in Central and Eastern European countries and Latin America. Michael Engelskirchen, GIZ, EUROCLIMA+ Urban Mobility Coordinator presented an overview of the EUROCLIMA+ SUMP projects and the EUROCLIMA+/MobiliseYourCity regional Community of Practice on Urban Mobility in Latin America. Although the session has covered a wide geographic scope, the projects showed similar conditions and challenges for the implementation of SUMPs in terms of data availability, funding framework and mobility culture. The conference was an opportunity to meet experts working on sustainable urban mobility planning inside and outside Europe, figure out how to make the best use of the SUMP Guidelines 2.0 – which have been introduce at the conference to collect further feedback from European and International urban mobility professionals – in EUROCLIMA+ activities in Latin America and to make contacts for city twinning planned by the Community of Practice as part of the peer-to-peer exchange. 

On the 6th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans

The 6th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans took place on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 June 2019 in Groningen, The Netherlands. The focus of the conference was on providing support to sustainable and active cities within the SUMP context, i.e. how to make cities more walkable and cycle-friendly. The European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans is Europe's leading annual event for all those involved in putting the SUMP concept into practice. It serves as a forum for policy makers, local authorities, urban transport planners, academics, NGOs and other mobility professionals. The event offers opportunities to network, debate key issues and to exchange ideas on sustainable urban mobility planning. The conference is co-funded by the European Commission in cooperation with the Municipality of Groningen. [Source: https://www.eltis.org/sump2019]

On the projects of the Urban Mobility component

These projects aspire that national policies and programs of urban mobility and multimodal and participatory integrated planning at the city level accelerate the transition of Latin American cities towards sustainable and low carbon mobility.

This is a component implemented by GIZ and the French Development Agency (AFD).

About EUROCLIMA +

EUROCLIMA + is a program funded by the European Union to promote environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient development in 18 countries in Latin America, particularly for the benefit of the most vulnerable populations. The Program is implemented under the synergetic work of seven agencies: Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), French Development Agency (AFD), Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Expertise France (EF), International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and UN Environment.

Press contacts

For information on EUROCLIMA+, contact Alexandra Cortés. EUROCLIMA+ Program: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information about the Urban Mobility component, contact Ana Alcántara, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

http://euroclimaplus.org/

http://euroclimaplus.org/en/mobility