InfoPolis #206
May 2019

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Dear members,

As the European elections are approaching, Polis has outlined five urban mobility priorities that the future candidates of the European Parliament should embrace from the cities and regions perspective. Our recommendations are focused on key topics and include air quality and noise pollution, walking and cycling, cleaner and safer vehicles for the urban environment, new governance models to regulate innovation, investments in quality public transport. You can read our recommendations to future MEPs here.

I would also like to remind you that the Call for contributions for the 2019 CIVITAS Forum Conference is open until 31 May. The conference will take place in Graz (Austria) from 2-4 October 2019 and will address mobility challenges such as the interplay between new technologies and classic mobility solutions. You are invited to apply both for the thematic and for the “take-up and transfer” sessions. You can find more information in this newsletter.

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I wish you a pleasant read!

Kind regards,

Karen Vancluysen


Polis members can benefit from a discounted registration fee for the ITS Europe Congress in Brainport from 3-6 June.

Contact Suzanne Hoadley to enquire.

On Wednesday 15th May, Thomas Mourey represented Polis and the projects SUMPs-Up and REFORM in a workshop on SUMPs organised by the House of South Poland, in the framework of the EU Green Week.


Click here to view a list of all upcoming events.

Polis Network News

Five sustainable urban mobility priorities for healthy and liveable cities

Briefing for the European Parliamentary Elections

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Traffic Management as a Service (TMaaS) for cities and regions

Learn how TMaaS, a concept developed and implemented in Ghent, can help you manage mobility in your city or region

Join TomTom, Be-Mobile, Waylay and Ghent University as they present to you the ins and outs of the TMaaS mobility management dashboard.

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European projects

Results of the e-survey on users' travel behaviour within the European project ISAAC

Determinants and barriers of walking, cycling and using Personal eTransporters: a survey in nine European cities

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Conference: Clean energy, clean mobility

On 5th June 2019, the INTERREG project CleanMobilEnergy and EV Energy organise jointly the conference "Clean Energy, Clean Mobility" in Almere, in the province of Flevoland, in the Netherlands.

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Apply now: Call for Speakers CIVITAS Forum 2019

The CIVITAS Forum Conference 2019 will be held in Graz, Austria, from 2-4 October 2019.

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Participate to the launch event of H2020 HARMONY project in London

Come and join the launch event for the H2020 HARMONY project at the event 'Spatial and transport planning challenges for integrating traditional & new mobility services' in London.

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The GECKO project is looking for New Mobility Stakeholders

Will Mobility as a Service (MaaS) replace public transport? If not, what will the relationship be between them? What role should autonomous vehicles play in our cities? What effect will they have on pedestrians? How can we picture the use of drones in logistics? How should their use be regulated? How can passenger service be assured if we all use flexible mobility chains? What impact will this technical fragmentation have on passenger rights? These are some of the questions being addressed in the EU GECKO project.

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Do SUMPs promote inclusion and transport justice? Agenda available now!

The EU-funded INCLUSION project invites you to an interactive and lively event on 18 June 2019, in Groningen (The Netherlands).

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Funding opportunities and partner search

The European Road Safety Charter: call for Good Practice submissions extended to the 31 May

All submissions are eligible to win the Excellence in Road Safety Award. Submission deadline is now the 31 May 2019. Local authorities are encouraged to participate, including in the new special 'school challenge'.

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Around Europe and beyond

Call for Submissions for TRA2020 open until 31 May

Transport Research Arena 2020 has extended the deadline for paper submissions until 31 May.

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Practitioners welcome at European Road Safety Summer School

Polis proudly supports the 2019 European Road Safety Summer School from 26-30 August 2019 in Mechelen, Belgium. We invite cities, regions and other professionals interested in road safety to register for the 5 day course.

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Speakers and site visits announced for the 2019 SUMP Conference in Groningen

The annual go-to event on sustainable urban mobility planning in Europe has just released an updated version of the programme and the list of site visits.

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