Polis Newsletter
Winter | February 2017

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Dear colleagues,

Welcome to the quarterly Polis newsletter!

The finalist cities for two major European mobility Awards have been revealed yesterday and we are proud to see several Polis members shortlisted for the 5th European SUMP Award!

This year, the Polis Conference takes place on 6-7 December in Brussels - please mark your calendars! We will publish the call for speakers in March, while the call for exhibitors and sponsors will be online next week. More details on our annual highlight event can be found in this newsletter.

We wish you a pleasant read!

Karen Vancluysen
Secretary General


Polis is the network of European cities and regions working together to deploy innovative technologies and policies for a more sustainable mobility. About Polis.


City representatives invited to EU Maltese event on light rail

The Maltese EU Presidency together with POLIS, UNIFE, UITP and EUROCITIES will host a seminar on urban rail transport in Malta in Spring 2017. Read more.

Polis speaking at ERTRAC Annual Conference

Polis president and Rotterdam Vice-Mayor Pex Langenberg as well as Polis Secretary General Karen Vancluysen will be among the speakers of ERTRAC's Annual Conference on 8 March in Brussels. Read more.

Meet Polis at 4th European SUMP Conference

This year's European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans takes place on 29-30 March 2017 in Dubrovnik. Registration is open.

Polis Network News

EMW and SUMP Award finalist cities revealed

Polis members Berlin, Brussels, BKK Budapest and Rotterdam are among the cities shortlisted for the 5th European SUMP Award, which this year has urban freight as focus theme. The winner will be revealed by Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport and Daniel Calleja, Director General of DG Environment during a joint award ceremony in Brussels on 20 March 2017 for both the SUMP Award and the European Mobility Week (EMW) Award.

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Save the date: 2017 Polis Conference takes place on 6-7 December

The dates for this year's Polis Conference have been set! The 2017 Annual Polis Conference "Innovation in transport for sustainable cities and regions" will take place on 6 and 7 December in Brussels, Belgium. The call for speakers will open in March.

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Cities to discuss long-term investment at the European Parliament

We invite cities to join a workshop taking place on 8 March at the European Parliament  in Brussels on "Long-term investments: Barriers and opportunities for regional and local authorities". The event includes a debate on the current Eurostat rules and their impact on regional and local public investments in several sectors such as transport, energy efficiency and waste management.

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Polis active on C-ITS, automation and MaaS

Polis is organising a series of events in May in Brussels addressing respectively the topical themes of C-ITS, automation and MaaS: the CIMEC final conference on C-ITS will be held on 18 May and the Polis TE&M WG meeting on automation and MaaS will take place the day after.

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Brussels launches ‘Good Move’, a public consultation plan

Pascal Smet, minister of mobility of the Brussels capital region, announced 'Good Move', a consultation initiative feeding into Brussels’ regional mobility plan 2018-2028 . ‘Good move’ will offer a platform where not only mobility experts but also residents, municipalities, associations, companies, and administrations can express their opinion on Brussels' long-term mobility plans.

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