InfoPolis #148
September 2016

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Dear Polis members,

I hope you have all enjoyed a relaxing summer break and have returned to work full of energy, we certainly have!

Let me first remind you that we have many Polis events lined up for you in the coming period, with our workshop on Air Quality and Clean Vehicles Procurement and a Clean Vehicles Working Group meeting on 12-13 September in Paris, the Polis and EPA annual workshop which will discuss, as part of a cluster of parking events on 15 and 16 September in Cracow, how parking planning and regulation can shape cities and how cities do get organized, and finally our Working Group meeting on Bikesharing schemes on 12-13 October in Paris. Further details are once more included in this newsletter.

If you’re planning to attend the CIVITAS Forum conference in Gdynia from 28-30 September, also make sure to register quickly, as not many seats are left! Talking about CIVITAS, we are proud to announce that over summer, Polis, as coordinator, kicked off the new CIVITAS SATELLITE project, and will thus be in charge of the first ever project that is responsible for establishing better cooperation mechanisms and creating synergies between all Horizon 2020 projects funded under the urban mobility priority. It is clear that this gives us a very strategic role in the European urban transport scene and will allow us even more to bring the latest innovations in the field closer to our cities. We’ll certainly keep you posted on further developments!

Today also sees the start of a range of other H2020 urban mobility projects resulting from the previous call, including SUMPs UP, a major action that will help cities across Europe with the development and implementation of their Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans. Keep an eye on the next InfoPolis issues to learn more about the Activity Fund that Polis will be managing in this project, and that will allow cities to get financial and expert SUMP assistance! You’ll soon see more partner searches circulating as well for the next H2020 urban mobility call, for which preparations will gear up, now that Summer holidays are over.

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I wish you a pleasant read and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events and meetings!



Workshop on "Air quality and clean vehicles procurement in European cities" 12-13 September

Polis and Polis Member Paris are organizing a workshop on “Air quality and clean vehicles procurement in European cities” on 12-13 September.

The latest agenda can be found here. To register please follow the link.

CIVITAS Forum Conference. Registrations are now closed – please contact secretariat@civitas.eu!

Next CIVITAS FORUM Conference 2016 will be held on 28-30 September in Gdynia (Poland), with the theme "SHAPING THE MOBILITY OF TOMORROW". Registrations are now closed due to maximum capacity reached but you can contact secretariat@civitas.eu if you need to be present at the forum.

More info here

The City of Paris will host the next Polis Working Group on Clean Vehicles and Alternative fuels

The focus of this meeting will be on current EU policy initiatives related to clean vehicles, their relevance for the local level and how cities and regions can contribute to these. Relevant EU projects calls will also be discussed. The Polis WG will take place in the afternoon of the 13th of September after the CIVITAS workshop on air quality and clean vehicles procurement.

More on details on the working group can be found here.

Polis Working Group on Urban Freight, join us in London!

The next Polis Working Group on Urban Freight will take place on the 8th of September (afternoon). Two key topics will be discussed: urban freight electric vehicles and recognition schemes. This working group will take place after the two days CIVITAS-FREVUE study tour on EVs and consolidation.

More on details on the working group can be found here.


Click here to view a list of all upcoming events.

Polis Network News

Register now for the EPA-Polis parking events: 15-16 September – Krakow

EPA and Polis organise their annual workshop as part of a cluster of parking events in Cracow on 15 and 16 September 2016. the Push&Pull project organises one of its training sessions, and the first International parking congress in Poland will take place too. Registrations are now open.

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Members in action

Greater Manchester releases its strategy to improve urban freight distribution

The Greater Manchester (GM) Freight and Logistics Strategy was released on 29 July 2016. The strategy is aligned with, and will support the delivery of the Northern Freight Strategy and the GM Low Emissions Strategy.

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Electro Mobility in Smart Cities: 22–23 September, Gothenburg (Sweden)

Polis member City Gothenburg together with Enterprise Europe Network and Business Region Gothenburg organise on 22–23 September a series of seminars, matchmaking and study visits on the theme of electro mobility.

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European projects

Call for FLOW Market Followers: apply by 31 October 2016!

20-30 FLOW Market Followers will be selected to take part in a series of FREE online exchange and e-learning activities. Market Followers will be companies (e.g. apps developers, consultants) that offer innovative walking and cycling-related products and services targeted at cities that could play a role in congestion reduction.

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Automated vehicles and urban traffic management

Local authorities and other urban road stakeholders are invited to share their questions and views on the role and impact of increasingly automated vehicles on urban roads and traffic management at a workshop organised by the new H2020 project MAVEN, which commences on 1 September 2016.

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SUMP Award: Webinar and launch of the 5th SUMP Award

The 5th SUMP Award will be officially launched on Monday 5th September 2016. In order to provide local authorities with information and answers to their questions, a webinar will be held on the launch day (14.00 - 15.00)

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European Mobility Week 2016: Be part of it!

As every year, the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK will take place in 2016 between Friday16 September and Friday 23 September. All volunteering cities and towns across Europe are free to join the movement and can register online. The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK culminates with the 'Car-free day' on 23 September.

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News from the institutions

EAFO - August Newsletter

The European Alternative Fuels Observatory (EAFO) newsletter for August 2016 is now available online.

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Clean Procurement for Cities: Inception Impact Assessment now available

The European Commission just launched its Inecption Impact Assessment (IIA) dedicated on clean public procurement, with the upcoming revision next year of the Clean Vehicle Directive

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4 European Consultations on road transport: vehicle tolling and CO2 emissions

The European Commission launched four consultations recently in the field of light and heavy duty vehicles. All authorities are welcome to take part into the consultation process!

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New EC activity on C-ITS, automation and cities

New working group on 'C-ITS, Public Transport and Automation in Urban Areas' set up under the EC's C-ITS Deployment Platform to meet for first time on 21 September in Brussels

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Funding opportunities and partner search

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