Issue #69
January 2013

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Dear members,

Polis wishes you all a happy new year 2013!

Following a request made by Polis members at the Polis AGA last November in Perugia, we are introducing you to the European Parliament's Committee in charge of Transport (TRAN) in this InfoPolis. Polis will closely follow and report in InfoPolis on the TRAN Committee's upcoming activities, namely TEN-T, Connecting Europe Facility, Horizon2020, etc.

2013 has only just started but already offers a number of possibilities to access funding and engage with the European urban transport community. See below details on the open calls from Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE), the TIDE project for champion cities and two European award schemes.

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Enjoy reading this year's first issue of InfoPolis.

Yours sincerely,
Sylvain Haon
Secretary General


Photos of 2012 Polis Conference

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Polis Network News

Video clip shows highlights of Polis Conference

Polis goes audiovisual: a 4 minutes video clip gives insights into the 2012 Annual Polis Conference in Perugia. Photos of the conference are online, too.

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Members in action

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Flanders Region: on course for transport innovation

Polis member Flanders Region is initiating various projects for better transport. The silent logistics trial is enhanced into a regionwide programme, and first tests have started with instant radio messaging. The Region's parliament has endorsed a resulation on Intelligent Speed Adaptation.

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Göteborg: congestion charge on track: traffic down 20 per cent

The Göteborg congestion charge was launched on the first of January 2013. First reports show that the scheme is working as expected. The congestion charge is part of the West Swedish Agreement that aims to create an attractive, sustainable and growing region.

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Toulouse’s pillars of transport policy

Polis member Toulouse Tisséo-SMTC wants to encourage soft mobility modes, reduce the use of the car and increase the share of public transport. Car-sharing is just one of the instruments used by the city to achieve these goals.

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European projects

POLITE 2nd newsletter as a start of 2013 work

POLITE, a project focusing on policy learning in the field of ICT for public transport, shares in its 2nd newsletter the infomobility measures and policies that partners would like to exchange.

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TIDE call for champion cities open

The mission of the European-funded TIDE project is to enhance the broad transfer and take-up of 15 innovative urban transport and mobility measures throughout Europe and to make a visible contribution to establish them as mainstream measures. TIDE will select ten champion cities to develop concrete and tailored implementation scenarios which will help them integrate one of the TIDE innovative measures in their local transport policy.

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BESTFACT Urban Freight Workshop: presentations on-line!

Last 6th and 7th of December best practices cases focusing on Zero Emission Urban Freight in Europe were presented in Brussels.

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News from the institutions

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Funding opportunities and partner search

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Around Europe and beyond

UITP ‘Grow with Public Transport’ International Awards

The award targets stakeholders from the entire public transport supply chain. The deadline to submit applications is 15 February 2013.

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Call for Sustainable Energy Europe Awards

The "ManagEnergy Local Energy Action Award" is expressly designed to reward public authorities and energy agencies at the local and regional level that have shown outstanding achievements in the area of renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean transport. Deadline is 8 March 2013.

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