Due Date: 1.10 2018. The European Commission’s award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning aims to encourage the adoption of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) by local authorities across Europe, and to reward outstanding achievements in each year’s thematic priority area. The 7th SUMP Award focuses on multimodality, the use and the combination of different modes of transport, either within a single trip or in a series of trips, with diverse purposes.
The competition is open to local authorities from the European Union, European Free Trade Area (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland), EU candidate countries (Albania, F.Y.R. Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey) and the potential EU candidate countries that are part of the Stabilisation & Association Process (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo) that have initiated or completed the development of a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan.
Applicants can be local and regional public authorities that have legal competences in developing and implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan on their territory. The contact person for each application must be a representative from a public authority. Consultancies and transport operators are not eligible.
Applicants are not required to have completed the entire process of developing and implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan in order to be eligible for the award.
Political or high-level representatives of the three finalists will be invited to attend the award ceremony, which takes place in March/April 2019 in Brussels. The winner will receive a trophy from the hand of the EU Commissioner for transport.
The winner will receive a professional video clip highlighting the inclusion of multimodality in the local transport system. Shorter video clips emphasising the achievements of the finalists will be presented at the award ceremony.
The winner and the two finalists will profit from visibility on the European level. This includes case studies on the Eltis portal, and recommendations to invite the winner and finalists as speakers to relevant events such as the European SUMP Conference, the EU Green Week or the CIVITAS Forum Summit.
All finalists will be invited to attend the award ceremony in Brussels in spring 2019. The travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK budget.