The first CIVITAS SUMPs-Up call for planning authorities is open

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25-04-2017

Is your city in the process of initiating, developing or implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP)? Is your city advanced and you want to take part in the uptake of SUMPs in European cities?

The CIVITAS SUMPs-Up project will select and create a community of 100 transport professionals who, with SUMPs-Up funding and through participating in its learning activities – known as SUMP Learning Programmes (SLPs) - will test and apply SUMP approaches, tools and methodologies in transport planning practice in real conditions at the local or regional levels and will provide comments and feedback on their experience to improve the tested tools and methodologies.
CIVITAS SUMPs-Up is now launching its first call for recruiting a select group of transport and urban mobility planning practitioners who will develop innovative tools and services to help SUMP development in European cities.
In its first open CIVITAS SUMPs-Up call:
40 participants will be selected to join the Expert Group for six months. The activities of the group will focus on tools and services for initiating a SUMP and tools and services for initiating a SUMP tailor-made for small and medium-sized cities. No size limits apply for the Expert Group and any interested city is encouraged to apply.
An additional 10 participants will be selected to join the Leadership Group and will assist CIVITAS SUMPs-Up for three years. This group will participate in an encompassing 2-years learning programme and actively contribute to an in-depth evaluation carried out by a team of experts while being given the chance to participate in an unlimited amount of learning activities depending on their needs and schedule.
Additional 50 participants will be selected via similar calls for applications that will open in 2018 and 2019 and will focus on tools and services for developing a SUMP and tools and services for SUMP implementation respectively.
The application form and all related documents can be found at http://www.ipp.sumps-up.eu/
The deadline for submitting applications is 24 May 2017.
For further information and questions, contact the IPP helpdesk at: helpdesk@sumps-up.eu or consult the Frequently Asked Questions.