InfoPolis #123
June 2015

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Dear members,

Yesterday, 19 Polis members met in Brussels with the European Commissioner for transport Violeta Bulc. On a political level we exchanged on ITS solutions, active travel, electromobility and sustainable urban transport plans (SUMPs) with the Commissioner and invited her to speak at the 2015 Annual Polis Conference on 19-20 November in Brussels. A joint symposium on transport and health for next year was considered. We will inform you in more detail about the meeting in the coming week.

Also this week, Polis' Working Group meeting on clean vehicles is taking place which representatives of eleven Polis members attend. A public part of the meeting was held this morning, in which the clean vehicle directive and portal were discussed with cities, associations and the EU Institutions. We'll report more about this Working Group in the coming weeks.

As usual, finally a reminder to please login to the Polis website as a member to access all information addressed to Polis members only (green headline)! If you do not know your login details, please contact us.

I wish you a pleasant read!

Yours sincerely,
Karen Vancluysen
Secretary General


Latest tweets

@POLISnetwork: Very first demo of revamped clean VehiclePortal given by @Ecofys: CVP to help implement CVDirective.Send ur feedback!

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@POLISnetwork: 76% of German cities >100,000 inhabitants incentivise #electromobility, says Thomas Kiel of Deutscher Städtetag at Polis Working Group

Polis Conference draft agenda coming end of month

In less than two weeks the 2015 Polis Conference draft programme will be released. Keep your eyes open for a Polis mailing.


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Polis Network News

Call for Juncker to reverse decision to drop serious road injury target

About 40 organisations concerned with road safety from across Europe together with 11 members of the European Parliament have sent a letter to President Jean-Claude Juncker urging him to not drop setting new EU target to cut serious road injuries. POLIS is among the signatories.

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Members in action

First modules of the "Bristol Method" available online

As European Green Capital in 2015, Polis member Bristol has an opportunity to share what they know with people all over the country, across Europe and around the world. To do so, Bristol has launched the knowledge-transfer programme "the Bristol Method".

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European projects

EVIDENCE to support 5 cities on sustainable mobility measures

The EVIDENCE project is looking for five cities from the new EU member state to test the findings from the project over a two year period.

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The wise way to cut down CO2 emissions through ICT measures

ICT-Emissions project presents the handbook "The wise way to cut down CO2 emissions - The real-life impact of the intelligent traffic and in-vehicle systems on CO2 emissions and how to make the best of them." The handbook details all results from real-world scenarios and explains what these ICT measure are really worth, how to combine them to maximize their benefits or to evaluate and integrate future ones in a city transport systems.

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Save the date! PASTA Workshop: Maximising the health benefits of active mobility through transport planning, 18 November 2015, Brussels

The European project PASTA "Promoting Physical Activity through Sustainable Transport Approaches" is ornanising a workshop on 18 November 2015 in Brussels, to showcase active travel good practice examples and present the updated health economic assessment tool (HEAT) developed by the World Health Organisation.

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TIDE Final Conference 15-16/9/2015: Registrations open

Come join us for the Final Conference of the TIDE project (Transport Innovation Deployment for Europe) that will take place in Barcelona on the 15 (Fully day conference and short visits) and 16 September (site visits). The TIDE final conference will present the results of three years of cooperation on innovative urban mobility.

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EBSF_2 Poject to drive innovation in bus systems

UITP hosted the launch of EBSF_2 project (European Bus System of the Future 2) during its World Congress & Exhibition in Milan, a project that will continue the drive for bus system innovation that began under the first EBSF project

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News from the institutions

Stakeholder consultation on EU guidelines on urban logistics

In preparation of a European Commission non-binding guidance on urban logistics, a stakeholder consultation is carried out via an online questionnaire. The deadline to share your views is 10 July.

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Commission published new road safety review

The European Commission today published the interim evaluation report of the policy orientations on road safety 2011-2020. The report was expected to reveil long-awaited targets to reduce serious injuries in road transport, however, targets beyond road deaths are not included.

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Call fore 2018 European Green Capital Award and the European Green Leaf 2016

The European Commission has launched the search for the 2018 European Green Capital city, and smaller cities up to 100,000 inhabitans can apply for the European Green Leaf 2016. The deadline for applications is 19th October 2015.

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Funding opportunities and partner search

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