The InnovaSUMP partnership is proud to announce that the 5th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) will be held in Nicosia, Cyprus, on 14-15 May 2018. The Conference is co-organised by Nicosia Muncipality, Lead Partner of the InnovaSUMP Interreg Europe project. 

This Conference is the pan-European leading annual event for all those involved in SUMP preparation and implementation. It serves as a forum for transport policy makers, planners, practitioners and academics across Europe to network, debate key issues and exchange ideas on sustainable urban mobility planning.

In line with the European Commission having dedicated the year 2018 to the promotion of multimodality, the theme of this year's conference is “Planning for Multimodal Cities”, with a focus on the integration of transport modes and combined mobility solutions for passengers and freight in cities and regions.

The conference is co-funded by the European Commission in cooperation with the Municipality of Nicosia and the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works of the Republic of Cyprus.

European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc will address the opening plenary session.

Representatives of local and regional authorities, policy makers, urban mobility planners, academics and other urban mobility professionals are expected to participate. Last year's European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans in Dubrovnik attracted 450 participants.

The conference will be held in a city that offers a unique blend of history and modern lifestyle. Nicosia's versatile inner-city architecture from different eras—Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Venetian, Ottoman—provides a stage for vibrant, contemporary city life.

The InnovaSUMP project partnership is ready to contribute to the Conference with presentations on innovations in SUMPs regarding Travel Behaviour Change and Sustainable Mobility for Tourism Destinations, the two out of the four project themes that have already been examined in Prague and Ravenna respectively during 2017. InnovaSUMP partners may also contribute to SUMP-SEAP-SECAP integration and pricing/financing measures in SUMPs for sustainable mobility and multimodality. Representatives from all eight partner cities are expected to participate, as well as the advisory partner AUTh. InnovaSUMP project is also planning to have a stand in the Conference exhibition area.