InfoPolis #153
November 2016

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Dear members,

I am pleased to welcome the province of Limburg as a new member to the Polis network! Located in the very southeast of the Netherlands, high volumes of cross-border traffic with Germany and Belgium are an important aspect of Limburg’s regional mobility policy. Limburg kicks off their Polis activities at this year's Annual Conference in Rotterdam and we look forward to a successful cooperation!

This brings me to the 2016 Polis Conference and General Assembly (AGA), which is only 2 weeks away. We are very excited to welcome Polis members in large numbers. We urge you to secure your seat quickly if you haven't done so yet. Registration is possible until the end of this week.

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For now, I wish you a pleasant read!

Kind regards,
Karen Vancluysen
Secretary General


COP22 in Marrakesh (Morocco)

SLOCAT reports are now available here.

Call for papers for the EURO-EGWT conference open

The EURO Working Group on Transportation Meeting will be held on 4-6 September 2017 in Budapest. More info here.

2016 Polis Conference: Last week to register!

Register by Friday 18 November to this year's key conference on innovation in urban mobility (1-2 December in Rotterdam).

Karen Vancluysen presented “Challenges and opportunities for investing in smart urban mobility solutions” at the UNECE Smart Sustainable Cities Financing forum on 7-8 November in Liechtenstein.

Further info here.



Karen Vancluysen participated in a panel discussion on “A Strategic Transport Innovation Agenda for Europe” at DG MOVE’s Conference on “Decarbonising transport: Smart mobility innovation for sustainable cities” on 15 November in Berlin.

Further info here.


Click here to view a list of all upcoming events.

Polis Network News

Polis participated in the UN HABITAT III conference

The United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, taking place once every 20 years, was conducted on 17-20 October 2016 in Quito, Ecuador.

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European projects

SocialCar midterm event - 22 November: register now to learn about shared mobility!

The SocialCar conference “New consumer behaviour - new business opportunities. SocialCar in the sharing economy” will present the results so far achieved by SocialCar European project and impacts on the sharing economy will be discussed.

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Interested in transport funding? The BENEFIT H2020 Project shows the way!

The BENEFIT Project on “Business models for enhancing funding and enabling financing for infrastructure in transport” funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme has been successfully completed on the 30th of September 2016.

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EUSTO Project: a worthwhile synergy for security of critical transport infrastructures

The EU funded EUSTO Project coordinates national and EU wide policies in pursue of the EU Directive 114/2008, related to the protection of critical infrastructures for surface transport against terroristic attacks.

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P-REACT - let feel public transport passengers more secure

The EU funded P-REACT project has developed a low-cost solution based on an innovative video surveillance system to increase the security (and the perception of) for Public Transport passengers.

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Smart cities event on electromobility

The Sustainable Urban Mobility Action Cluster of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) is organising a meeting on Electromobility.

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Smart Cities' event and TRACE Tracking Tools seminar

The Sustainable Urban Mobility Action Cluster of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) is organising a meeting on Smart Mobility Services, where the TRACE project tracking tools will be presented, discussed and improved.

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News from the institutions

Smart, Innovative & Sustainable urban mobility, Brussels 23 November 2016

The European Commission (DG REGIO and DG MOVE) is organising an URBAN DEVELOPMENT NETWORK event bringing together cities to exchange knowledge and experiences in Smart, Innovative & Sustainable urban mobility on 23 November 2016 at Les Ateliers des Tanneurs in Brussels.

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Assessing and improving the accessibility of urban areas

On next December 6th the Final Conference of the European Project “Assessing and improving the accessibility of urban areas” will be held in Brussels (DG MOVE premises).

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Funding opportunities and partner search

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Around Europe and beyond

EVS30 Call for Papers open until January 20, 2017

The International Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition (EVS) is returning to Europe. The 30th edition will take place on October 9-11, 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany.

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New Free training webinar announced on WHO’s Health Economic Assessment Tool (November 23rd)

The European Cyclists’ Federation provides one free training webinar this November on the use of  HEAT, the Health Economic Assessment Tool for cycling and walking. Sign up today and learn how to use this easy online tool to make a case for investment in active travel in your city!

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