InfoPolis #192
September 2018

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Dear members,


We’re in the middle of the European Mobility Week, with towns and cities around Europe showcasing their commitments to clean and sustainable transport through hundreds of registered mobility actions around the topic of multimodality. At the same time, the CIVITAS Forum conference is taking place right now in Umea, with Polis in a leading role.


Our own 2018 Annual Polis Conference is also less than two months away! Please check out the new version of the programme we have launched, including the open and closing plenaries as well as a series of site visits that will show innovation in mobility from a close angle. If you have not registered yet for the annual general assembly and conference, you can do so here. The updated programme is available here.


After a successful Parking Working Group meeting in Prague last week, more meetings and events await us in the next few months. You can find an overview of the key events here.


I wish you a pleasant read!


Karen Vancluysen
Secretary General


Polis at the European Week of Sport!

Florinda Boschetti will illustrate how cities can encourage active travel among their citizens at a lunchtime talk organized by the European Commission on 25 September in Brussels. More info here.


Click here to view a list of all upcoming events.

Polis Network News

"Parking is a catalyst for urban mobility innovation"

Polis organised a meeting on parking innovation on 13 September 2018 in Prague, in partnership with the European Parking Association (EPA) and the Czech Parking Association. Polis members Prague, Lille, La Rochelle and Sofia presented their latest innovations in parking.

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Polis will be at Autonomy's Urban Mobility Summit in Paris

We are pleased to announce Polis' participation in and our support of Autonomy & the Urban Mobility Summit. which will take place in Paris on 18-19 October 2018.

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2018 Polis Conference: Join us for exciting site visits!

The 2018 Polis Annual Conference takes place on 22-23 November at the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester. Polis is excited to announce a series of site visits that will show innovation in mobility from a close angle.

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Members in action

Great interest into Ile-de-France's public call for cycling projects in the region

In May 2018, Île-de-France launched the first regional call to fund projects dedicated to daily cycling. In a few weeks,  more than 30 applications have been submitted. The region will finance the development of projects around Paris in the areas of employment and education, and around railways stations within the region.

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Polis members' attendance at the forthcoming Collaborative Mobility Conference 2018 in London

Several Polis members are attending and presenting at the forthcoming Collaborative Mobility Conference 2018 at The Crystal in London on 26-27 September. The event is organised by CoMoUK previously Carplus Bikeplus.

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European projects

Apply to the LOW-CARB project's call for follower cities!

Contributing to the development and implementation of sustainable urban mobility plans or SUMPs for Functional Urban Areas (FUAs) in the Interreg Central Europe area, the LOW-CARB project is inviting applications to its ‘Follower City Programme.’ The deadline is 28 September 2018.

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News from the institutions

Five weeks left to apply for the European Green Capital and Green Leaf Awards!

There are five weeks left to apply for the European Commission’s prestigious European Green Capital and European Green Leaf Awards!

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Around Europe and beyond

Covenant of Mayors Twinning programme: Submit your applications by 28 September!

The Covenant twinning programme offers cities, regions and provinces across Europe the opportunity to take part in twinning exchanges that aim to increase local authorities’ capacity and knowledge to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

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Covenant of Mayors upcoming events in Autumn 2018

As a Covenant Supporter since 2010, Polis is pleased to share with you this overview of the upcoming events organised by the Covenant of Mayors this September and October 2018 across Europe. Save the dates to your calendar.

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Velo-city 2019 Dublin opens Call for Abstracts with theme 'Cycling for the Ages'!

The next edition of Velo-city Conference Series, co-organised by Dublin City Council and the European Cyclists’ Federation, will take place in Dublin, Ireland from 25th to 28th June 2019.

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Registrations are open for the Mobility Days in Strasbourg!

The event, organised among others by Cerema and supported by UITP, will take place in Strasbourg on 28-30 November 2018.

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E-Mobility Platform releases MFF position paper to advance electromobility in Europe

The Platform for Electromobility, of which POLIS is a member, just released a position paper on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), urging the EU to earmark sufficient funds to ensure a smart and sustainable transition to zero-emission mobility.

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