Upcoming Events

SUMPs-Up Workshop on Financing and Procurement for Sustainable Urban Mobility

Groningen, the Netherlands
16.15 - 17.45, 18 June 2019

CIVITAS SUMPs-Up invites city representatives (planners, procurers, treasurers), politicians and experts to a workshop on ‘Financing and Procurement for Sustainable Urban Mobility’.

The workshop is a side event at the 6th EU SUMP Conference, which is taking place from 17-18 June in Groningen, the Netherlands.

It provides a forum to share your experiences, receive inspiration, seek good practice examples and expert advice and ask questions in an open environment.

The workshop will start with a short introduction to the new topic guides on Public Procurement and Financing for Sustainable Mobility, followed by open and moderated exchange on different aspects:

  • How can procurement contribute to a sustainable mobility system?
  • Which products and services are available? 
  • Practical experiences with the procurement process: What to be aware of? Which obstacles hinder the procurement of sustainable transport products, services and works? What measures and procedures can help to overcome these barriers?
  • Funding sources for the SUMP process and implementing measures: Which opportunities do the EU and other funding institutions provide?
  • Local revenue streams for financing SUMP measures: Options, instruments, and experiences.

The event is open to all and participation is free! Register for this year's EU SUMP Conference here.

6th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans

Groningen, The Netherlands
17-18 June 2019

The 6th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans will be held on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 June 2019 in Groningen, The Netherlands. The focus of the conference is 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. Attendance is free of charge. The 2018 edition in Nicosia attracted over 500 participants.

The conference is co-funded by the European Commission in cooperation with the Municipality of Groningen.

Revision of the SUMP Guidelines

Updated SUMP guidelines will be presented for review by the SUMP community. Since their launch in 2013, the guidelines have become the main reference for the development of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans and have been adopted widely across Europe. The Guidelines are currently being updated to reflect recent trends in mobility, technology and society. At various sessions with different formats, participants are encouraged to provide their comments and feedback on the draft updated guidelines and give their views on long-term planning for sustainable urban mobility.

Further information 

Updates about the conference, including the programme and registrations, will be published on the event's main page.

For enquiries, please contact sump2019@eltis.org.