Improving Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans and Measures in the Mediterranean Region (GO SUMP)

Improving Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans and Measures in the Mediterranean Region (GO SUMP)

Source of funding

European Commission

Name of client/donor

European Commission

Overall project value

EUR 1,156,000

Date

November 2016 – October 2019

Beneficiary countries

Mediterranean region

Number of staff

3

The GO SUMP project provides support to the Urban Transport Community (UTC), one of the communities in the EU Interreg MED Programme. The UTC comprises a number of projects (including CAMPsUMP, MOTIVATE, LOCATIONS, MOBILITAS, SUMPORT and REMEDIO), all of which are working towards sustainable mobility solutions that are tailor made to meet challenges in the respective areas, based on sustainable urban mobility plans (SUMPs) and sustainable energy action plans (SEAPs).

The isolated work of earlier projects has reduced their impact outside their specific territory, hampering the transfer and replication of results at transnational level. Using a bottom-up and top-down approach between thematic and governance priority axes, the GO SUMP project has therefore been launched to ensure networking and synergies within the UTC. 

The project aims to:

  • increase the impact of increased capacities to use existing low-carbon transport systems and multimodal connections;
  • improve related policies by guiding and supporting the MED Programme and its projects; and
  • improve the visibility, capitalisation and mainstreaming of UTC project results through joint strategies based on synergies and networking. 

The GO SUMP partnership comprises Malaga Council, REC Slovenia, EUROCITIES, MEDCITIES, CODATU and UNIMED.  The partners will play an active role in key thematic initiatives such as the CIVITAS Initiative, ELTIS, Mobility Week, the Covenant of Mayors, Cities for Mobility). Together with associate partners such as CATMED, CRPM, POLIS and the Albanian Institute of Transport, the partnership will provide a supporting structure to promote the UTC in a transnational context of capitalisation and mainstreaming.

This methodology is expected to increase the transferability and impact of results at a transnational level, improving capacity to influence policy makers and facilitating the introduction of low-carbon transport measures in urban mobility planning in the Mediterranean. 

GO SUMP project activities will include:

  • community-building activities (identification of common responses to shared issues, exchanges of experience, transnational dynamics, common learning, knowledge sharing);
  • creating internal synergies (within the Interreg MED Programme);
  • creating external synergies (with external initiatives);
  • capitalising on results (promoting replication and transferability, mainstreaming results at national and regional levels, ensuring advocacy at European level); and
  • external communication (promotion material and tools).

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  • Community building
  • Synergies
  • Networking
  • Communication
  • Capitalisation
  • Advocacy