InfoPolis #209
July 2019

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Dear members,

We are glad to announce that registration is now open for the 2019 Annual Polis Conference "Innovation in Transport for Sustainable Cities and Regions" and that the draft programme is online! The conference is taking place at The Egg in Brussels on 27-28 November with the AGA scheduled for the day before. Please, make sure to register through this link. Up to three representatives per member enjoy free registration.

I would also like to invite you to download here the full 12th issue of Thinking Cities, which this time explores the constant balancing act that cities have to perform when it comes to modal shift and multimodality. I am glad to see so many members featured in the magazine!

For now, I wish you a pleasant read and a relaxing summer ahead!

Kind regards,

Karen Vancluysen
Secretary General


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Join Get Our Cities Moving at AUTONOMY 2019 in partnership with Polis

We are proud to announce that we partnered with Autonomy Urban Mobility Summit in Paris to create a special event dedicated to innovative mobility in cities and regions, Get Our Cities Moving.

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Members in action

Join the international pedestrians’ conference Walk21 Rotterdam “Walk the Talk”

The International Conference of Walking and Liveable Communities will be organised in Polis member Rotterdam from the 7th to the 10th of October 2019. Polis is participating with the contribution of our Secretary General Karen Vancluysen in a session about walking in MaaS. The result of the ISAAC project’s survey will be presented as well.

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Baden-Württemberg: The LEZ of Stuttgart delivers good results

The Ministry of Transport of Baden-Württemberg (Germany) draws positive conclusions from the implementation of the local Low Emission Zone (LEZ) during the first half of 2019.

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Polis member Barcelona hosts the NeMo Final Conference & Exhibition on electromobility

The NeMo project consortium – Hyper-Network for Electromobility – organizes the NeMo Final Conference and Exhibition “From project to market: Seamless electromobility services in Europe” in Barcelona on Thursday 19th September 2019.

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European projects

Interested in making your Port city more sustainable?

Aiming at tackling some of the main challenges EU Port cities are facing, the CIVITAS PORTIS EU Project created the Polis City2City Cooperation Programme. The project, which has implemented mobility solutions in Aberdeen, Antwerp, Constanta, Klaipeda and Trieste, has now opened a call for interest for other Port Cities to join the Programme and benefit from its learnings.

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SAVE THE DATE! Transport research and innovation to help shape the urban mobility ecosystem of tomorrow

Save the date for the next ERTRAC Urban Mobility Workshop on Friday 18 October 2019 in Paris. The event will be hosted by Ile-de-France Mobilités and will take place in conjunction with the Autonomy Urban Mobility Summit.

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Join the MORE Exchange Forum for designing better road space - 1st meeting 1/10 in Graz!

The MORE Exchange Forum is a platform to discuss ideas and provide feedback on the tools developed by the MORE project. The Exchange Forum will convene for the first time on 1 October 2019 in Graz, Austria.

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CIVITAS SUNRISE invites cities to join the take-up city Group

With the aim of continuing inspiring and informing European neighbourhoods on sustainable mobility practices, the SUNRISE project has opened a call for application for cities in Europe to join the take-up city (TUC) Group.

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Joint final Lighthouse cities session during the European Week of Cities and Regions

On October 8, during the European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels, the first three projects in the Horizon2020 funded Smart City Lighthouse Programme, REMOURBAN, Triangulum and GrowSmarter, will present their key findings at a joint event in Brussels.

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CIVITAS Awards 2019 call launched

The CIVITAS Awards highlight some of the most ambitious, innovative, and successful sustainable urban mobility work currently being carried out.

They provide a prime platform for towns and cities to demonstrate their excellence in the field, both in terms of policymaking and implemented measures, whilst also having their efforts recognised by the European Commission.

Winners serve as role models to other towns and cities across Europe, inspiring them in their own initiatives to make cleaner and better urban transport.

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News from the institutions

EU published new Guidance for Cycling Projects

The much awaited Guidance for Cycling Projects in the EU was finally presented to the public in June 2019 and published on the Commission's website. It  aims to foster the implementation of measures to promote cycling which are appropriate to the local context of cities.

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European Week of Regions and Cities: Join the speed-dating session for cities!

Do you want to make your city a better, greener place to live and work? Join the speed-dating session for cities during the European Week of Regions and Cities on Tuesday 8 October 2019.

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Funding opportunities and partner search

Have your say on European Commission’s future objectives for Horizon Europe strategic planning

The European Commission is co-designing its next EU research and innovation programme Horizon Europe (2021-2027): you can now contribute with you feedback until 8 September 2019.

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Around Europe and beyond

Participate to the Final Conference of the MED Urban Transports Community in Malaga (17-18 September 2019)

On the 17th and 18th September 2019, the GO SUMP project organizes the MED Urban Transports Community's final event taking place at OMAU - Urban Environment Observatory in Malaga (Spain), within the European Mobility Week 2019.

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