InfoPolis #184
April 2018

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Dear members,

The 5th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans is fast approaching and we are looking forward to a fruitful event aiming to put the SUMP concept further into practice. As part of the Eltis consortium, Polis is organising this leading European annual event which takes place on 14-15 May in Nicosia, Cyprus. The title of this year's conference is “Planning for multimodal cities”, in line with the European Commission’s decision to dedicate the 2018 to the promotion of multimodality. To know more about the conference please click here.

I would also like to take the opportunity to remind you of the call for speakers for this year’s annual Polis conference and to encourage you to submit your abstract by 18 May 2018. We look forward to receiving many proposals from your side! To submit your abstract please click here. The registrations will open in June. For regular updates about the conference, please visit our website’s page: https://www.polisnetwork.eu/events2/2018Conference

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I wish you a pleasant read.

Kind regards,

Karen Vancluysen


2018 Polis Conference: Call for speakers open!

More info here.

Polis contributed to panel discussion on innovation in public transport

The discussion was part of the CIPTEC project final conference. More info here.

The ‘Shared Mobility Rocks’ conference took place on 21st of March 2018 in Aalst – Belgium.

Watch a summary video here!

Sneak preview: New Polis logo!

Polis is about to launch its new logo!

The logo remains recognisable and carries along our history and legacy and is simple, yet subtle. An overhaul of the corporate design, website, etc. will follow.


Polis contributed to E-Mobility Charging in Europe Conference in Berlin

Polis contributed to the discussion on cities’ role in developing electric charging infrastructure. More info here.


Click here to view a list of all upcoming events.

Polis Network News

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PRESS RELEASE: Urban Vehicle Access Regulations Require EU Stakeholder Dialogue

Brussels, 25 April 2018 - Representatives of European cities and automobile manufacturers call on the European Commission to continue to support the ongoing dialogue between all players involved in urban vehicle access regulations (UVARs). Dialogue is necessary to assess the impact of UVARs on mobility, and to achieve a more coordinated approach across the EU.

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Polis chaired a session on “Autonomous vehicles: A potential game changer for urban mobility” at the Decarbonising Urban Passenger Transport Workshop in Boulogne-Billancourt (France).

Polis was invited to the International Transport Forum’s Decarbonising Urban Passenger Transport Expert Workshop on 19-20 April and chaired the session on “Autonomous vehicles: A potential game changer for urban mobility”.

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European projects

SETRIS: Towards Integrated Transport Systems. Results on the Cooperation of Transports Mode on EU level

Building on the inputs from different European Technology Platforms (ETPs) representing all transport modes and relevant stakeholders, SETRIS proposed stragies for a seamless and sustainable transport experience. The final report is now available.

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Call open for members to join the CIVITAS Political Advisory Committee

The Political Advisory Committee (PAC) is a small group of leading politicians that acts as the steering group of the CIVITAS initiative and network of cities.

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EU Urban Freight Projects Find Common Ground

PRESS RELEASE: The four European CIVITAS research projects CITYLAB, NOVELOG, SUCCESS and U-Turn, are sharing their solutions for cleaner urban freight transport in Europe’s cities at a joint conference in Brussels on 23 and 24 April 2018.

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Host Europe's Premier Sustainable Mobility Conference

The call has opened for cities to host the CIVITAS Forum Conference in 2019. All European cities interested in doing so are invited to apply.

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SEEV4-City Newsflash: Vehicle-to-Home Loughborough Living Lab

The third SEEV4-City Newsflash was released this April 2018. Read more about the Vehicle-to-Home Loughborough Living Lab, and subscribe to receive regular updates.

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Contribute to the FABULOS project's Open Market Consultation - DEADLINE APRIL 27!

In September 2018, a EUR 5.5 M tender for the operations of a fleet of automated minibuses (incl software, hardware, fleet and services) will be opened. Via this innovation procurement, the FABULOS project aims to make robot-buses a part of the transportation system in cities.

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Read the fifth issue of the NOVELOG Newsletter

The NOVELOG project published its 5th Newsletter on 16th April 2018. This was the opportunity for NOVELOG to update the European Urban Freight community on the latest project’s developments, just before its final conference, that took place on 23rd and 24th April in Brussels, jointly with three other CIVITAS Urban Freight projects.

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Polis at BusWorld Turkey to present the ELIPTIC project

One week before the ELIPTIC Final Conference in Bremen (26-27 April), ELIPTIC was presented at the Busworld Academy Congress in Izmir, Turkey.

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News from the institutions

Two EEA Studies Assess Financial Incentives for Clean Vehicles and Emissions from Heavy-Duty Vehicles

Two recent studies published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) assess the effects of financial incentives for the purchase of lower-emitting vehicles and the carbon dioxide emissions from heavy-duty vehicles in the EU.

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SAVE THE DATE: EIP-SCC General Assembly, 27-28 June 2018

A catalyst for driving social and economic sustainability in cities across the European Union, the EIP-SCC Marketplace brings its 2018 General Assembly to Sofia, Bulgaria, 27-28 June.

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Funding opportunities and partner search

Tantalum: opportunities for fully-paid pilot in cities

The company Tantalum which is developing a tool which can measure the emissions of vehicles, on real-time. In cooperation with Univesity College London, the company offers the implementation of a fully-paid large-scale pilot to cities planning to implement a Low-Emission Zone.

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Around Europe and beyond

5th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs), 14-15 May Nicosia, Cyprus

Polis is part of the Eltis consortium which organises the European Commission’s 5th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans on 14-15 May in Nicosia, Cyprus.

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Call for Host City: 6th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (2019)

Polis has opened the call for the host city of the 6th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (2019).

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