About the platform
The European Platform on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans supports the transition towards competitive and resource-efficient mobility systems in European cities by:
- Supporting the further development of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) concept and the tools required for its successful application by local planning authorities;
- Providing this Mobility Plans portal to disseminate relevant information, publications and tools;
- Facilitating the co-ordination and co-operation across the different EU-supported actions through a Co-ordinating Group;
- Offering opportunities for the exchange of knowledge, experiences and contacts through the biennial UMD conference, events, training courses and social media.
The work of the Platform is supported by a Secretariat which serves also as a central contact point for all inquiries.
The Mobility Plans portal
The Mobility Plans portal provides you with a wealth of information on how to develop and implement a SUMP, including:
- Information about the elements of a SUMP;
- Guidelines on the process of developing and implementing a SUMP;
- Selected tools, guides, handbooks and reports to support urban mobility professionals in their work;
- Case studies that analyse selected local examples of the development and implementation of mobility plans;
- Discussion forum on sustainable urban mobility for Friends of Eltis;
- City database of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans.
We hope that you find the Mobility Plans portal engaging and informative. If you have a question, or would like to make a suggestion or comment, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
The Co-ordinating Group brings together representatives from relevant on-going EU-supported actions to:
- Exchange information and lessons learnt;
- Identify and exploit synergies;
- Agree on common views to inform the further development of the SUMP concept and tools; and
- Assist in the co-ordination of outward presentation of the various initiatives.
The Platform intends to organise annual conferences to promote the concept of SUMPs across the EU. The conferences will highlight the latest developments in urban mobility planning, foster the exchange of ideas and experiences and offer a networking opportunity for those involved in the development and implementation of such plans. Since 2020 the annual SUMP conference has been merged with the CIVITAS Forum Conference to create the Urban Mobility Days , which will take place every two years.
1st Urban Mobility Days Conference on 30 September - 2 October 2020 (online).
6th European Conference on SUMPs on 17-18 June 2019 in Groningen (Netherlands).
5th European Conference on SUMPs on 14-15 May 2018 in Nicosia (Cyprus).
4th European Conference on SUMPs on 29 - 30 March 2017 in Dubrovnik (Croatia).
3rd European Conference on SUMPs on 12 - 13 April 2016 in Bremen (Germany).
2nd European Conference on SUMPs on 16-17 June 2015 in Bucharest (Romania).
1st European Conference on SUMPs on 12-14 June 2014 in Sopot (Poland).
Keep an eye on our Events page for news of future Urban Mobility Days conferences.