Issue #78
May 2013

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Dear members,

The time is right to talk electromobility: A lot is happening on European level and, hence, the need evolved to review all projects and initiatives where Polis and its members are involved. Yesterday, we released the Polis Electromobiliy Agenda exclusively for Polis members. The document includes what can we expect to come from the EU in the next months as well as opportunities for Polis members to get involved in initiatives.

The Polis Electromobiliy Agenda is available on the Polis website's page on electromobility after you logged in as a member.

This is the last InfoPolis allowing us to encourage all of you to submit abstracts for this year's Annual Polis Conference. Do not miss the chance to connect with peers from all across Europe on 4-5 December 2013 in Brussels. Registration is free for Polis members and now open. Abstract submission is possible until 7 June: http://www.polisnetwork.eu/2013conference.

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Yours sincerely,
Sylvain Haon
Secretary General


Call for papers: 17th IRF World Meeting

The International Road Federation (IRF) accepts abstracts until 1 July on topics incl. road safety, urban and public transport. Read more.

For Polis members: Update on EU policy overview

We updated the Excel overview on relevant ongoing EU policy activities. It includes details of ongoing policy, consultations, European Parliament meetings and TRAN newsletter. Log in to view the file!

Latest Tweets

@POLISnetwork: Final Publication of SYNAPTIC roundtable on multi-modal passenger journeys available now! http://bit.ly/152LQjx

@POLISnetwork: Kick-off meeting ENDURANCE project in Gävle - establishing national SUMP networks across Europe. Polis leads dissemination activities.

@POLISnetwork: RT ‏@RightMixEU: Promoting Sustainable Urban Mobility? LAST WEEK to register your action and apply for up to 7.000 euros support: http://bit.ly/ActRMEU


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2013 Polis Conference: Call for Abstracts

The call for speakers of this year’s Annual Polis Conference has been launched. The conference will take place in Brussels on 4-5 December 2013. Deadline to submit abstracts is 7 June!

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Register now for the EPA-Polis Parking Workshop - Dublin 10 September 2013

How can we make on street parking a success? That is the question EPA and Polis try to answer on the 3rd EPA-Polis workshop to take place in Dublin, the day before the EPA congress. Presentations from TU Dresden, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Lille, EPA and Polis are currently confirmed.

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Members in action

EUR 770,000 for cycling infrastructure in Aalborg

As part of a national funding scheme, the City of Aalborg has received EUR 770,000 to support the establishment of a six kilometre long cycling route from the city centre to the industrial harbour.

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Polis members perform well in international index of bicycle friendly cities

Nine Polis members are among top 20 cycling cities worldwide: Amsterdam in 1st place; Utrecht (3rd); Antwerp and Eindhoven (joint 6th); Berlin (8th); Dublin (9th); Barcelona and Budapest (joint 13th); and Paris (14th place). 

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Dresden continues to green tram lanes to improve the urban climate

In the mean time, over 29 Kilometer of the 270 Kilometer urban rail network has been covered with grass. This means that the Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe AG is providing the city with an additional 110.000 sqm of green surface.

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Catalonia close to one billion public transport trips in 2012

Catalonia recently published its main figures for Public Transport for 2012. The region performs splendid!

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European projects

CIVITAS: apply to become a member of the Policy Advisory Committee

The Secretariat of the CIVITAS Political Advisory Committee (PAC) invites Expressions of Interest from high-ranking political representatives within European cities who wish to influence the European transport policy agenda. The deadline for applications is 28 June.

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Invitation to the 2013 CIVITAS Forum Conference in Brest and Call for speakers

We are pleased to invite you to the 11th edition of the annual CIVITAS Forum Conference that will take place between 30th September and 2nd October in Brest.

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SUMP-SEAP International Experience Exchange Workshop

The Workshop will bring experts in the field of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) and Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) together. Transport and energy practitioners from local authorities are invited.

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POLITE project on infomobility for public transport met for a Good Practice Round Table in Reading, UK

The project also issues the 3rd issue of its newsletter in May.

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News from the institutions

First regulations supporting EU's ITS Directive are published

The EC has published two sets of delegated regulations covering three of the six actions of the EU's ITS Directive.

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Commission proposes upgrade for 300 key Seaports

The EC has launched a initiative to improve port operations and onwards transport connections in over 300 seaports. 74% of goods entering or leaving Europe go by see, bone one fifth of that amount passes through 3 main ports: Rotterdam, Hamburg and Antwerp. The EC looks a.o. at the potential of short see shipping.

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Funding opportunities and partner search

Brokerage event for ERA-NET Transport Call

For the first ERA-NET Transport Flagship Call, innovative project ideas can be submitted until 4 November 2013. On 13 June 2013, a networking event will take place in Brussels to support building consortia.

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Last week to apply for EUR 7000 funding

Fund requests within the European Commission's Sustainable Urban Mobility Campaign "Do the right mix" are possible until Friday, 31 May. Non-commercial enterprise incl. local authorities are eligible to register campaigning related actions and apply for up to EUR 7 000 of financial support.

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