InfoPolis #207
June 2019

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Dear members,

The upcoming 2019 European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) is fast approaching. I am glad to see so many of our members represented in the conference programme on 17 and 18 June in Groningen! Please, have a look at this news item to discover where to meet Polis and its members during the conference.

I would like to remind that you can still register for our 30th anniversary cocktail which is only one week away! Come and join us for some food & drinks, live music and moments to cherish on 20 June, from 18:00 to 22:00 at NH Collection in the city centre of Brussels. The current Polis President & Chair of Transport for Greater Manchester Councillor Mark Aldred will open the event followed by an intervention by the Brussels Minister of Mobility and Public Works Pascal Smet.

I hope to see many of you there!

Kind regards,

Karen Vancluysen


30 years of Polis. Come celebrate with us on on 20 June in Brussels!

Register here.


Click here to view a list of all upcoming events.

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Meet Polis and its members at the SUMP Conference in Groningen

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Members in action

Brussels to reduce number of commuting cars by 15%

In the wake of World Environment Day on June 5, 2019, the Brussels government has launched an appeal to reduce the flow of traffic and the levels of congestion by decreasing the number of cars entering and circulating the Region by 15%, thus promoting shared mobility solutions.

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European projects

What do policy makers want to know about the impact of connected automated vehicles?

On 28 May, Gothenburg hosted 45 experts from Europe and Australia to discuss which societal impacts connected and automated vehicles will have. The workshop is organised within the Horizon 2020 funded research project LEVITATE, of which Polis is a partner. Watch the workshop video here.

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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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News from the institutions

Apply now: Horizon Europe - Mission Board on climate-neutral and smart cities

There is still time left (11 June 2019) until the Commission's call for expression of interest for Horizon Europe Mission board on “climate-neutral and smart cities” is closed. Apply now!

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10 YEARS OF ELENA - supporting investments in energy efficiency and sustainable transport

In the afternoon of Thursday 20 June 2019, the EIB in close cooperation with the EC, is organising a half day conference entitled “10 YEARS OF ELENA - supporting investments in energy efficiency and sustainable transport” to mark the 10 year anniversary of ELENA.

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Funding opportunities and partner search

Apply for the MOMENTUM project's call for follower cities!

The MOMENTUM project is looking for cities to join its City Pool. City Pool members will be provided with dedicated tools to model and assess the impact of new mobility services on the urban mobility ecosystem. The deadline is 15 June 2019.

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Around Europe and beyond

Last days to register for European Road Safety Summer School

From 26-30 August 2019, the European Road Safety Summer School offers an international 5-day course in Mechelen, Belgium. Registration is possible until 14 July.

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New PIN report reveals data about urban road safety in the EU

The European Road Safety Council (ETSC) issued a new PIN report today, titled "Safer Roads, Safer Cities". According to the data revealed today, road deaths on urban roads decreased at around half the rate of those on rural roads over the period 2010-2017. Some Polis members contributed their case studies.

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