Innovations in Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans for low-carbon urban transport

High-level dissemination event / Final Conference

7 April 2021, On line by videoconference, All times CET


10:00 Session 1: Opening, Keynote Address & InnovaSUMP Project main results

Moderator: Nasos Kolyvas, Nicosia Municipality, Cyprus (lead partner)

Project video clip

 Opening address – Mr Constantinos Yiorkadjis, Mayor of Nicosia, Cyprus (lead partner)

 Welcome address – Mr Kleanthis Mandalianos, Mayor of Kordelio - Evosmos, Thessaloniki, Greece (conference organising partner)

 Interreg Europe: state of play and outlook for the future of interregional cooperation–Charo Camacho, Policy Officer, Interreg Europe Joint Secretariat, Lille

 Keynote address: Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning - Dave Black, Director of Planning, Transportation and Environment, Devon County Council, UK

 Overall Achievements and Results of the InnovaSUMP Interreg Europe project - Polikarpos Karkavitsas, Project Coordinator, Greece

 Methodological advances: the ‘InnovaSUMP overlay’ - complementarity to SUMP2.0 Guidelines - Ioannis Politis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki advisory partner, Greece

11:30 Break (30 min)

12:00 Session 2: InnovaSUMP Project Results - Actions on partners’ SUMPs

Moderator: Prof. Panos Papaioannou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, advisory partner

 Nicosia Municipality, Cyprus – Christina Christodoulou, Sustainable Mobility Unit

 City of Prague, Czech Republic - Michal Pospíšil

 Exeter, Devon County Council, United Kingdom - Will Pratt

 Municipality of Ravenna, Italy - Nicola Scanferla, Mobility Planning Unit

 Municipality of Kordelio-Evosmos, Greece - Rafail Katkadigkas

 Municipality of Viseu, Portugal - Henrique Domingos, Municipal Director

 Municipal Enterprise «Connection Services», Vilnius, Lithuania - Birutė Jatautaitė

 Municipality of Iasi, Romania – Elena Farca

Discussion, Q&A

13:30 Break (60 min)

Video ducumentary


14:30 SESSION 3: Action Plan Implementation follow-up – Policy Debate

Moderator: Manos Vougioukas – Technical Coordinator

Capitalisation and legacy of the InnovaSUMP project results in relevant policy change, regarding sustainable mobility planning and synergies with other projects and initiatives


 Dave Black, Devon County Council Director of Transportation, UK

 Konstantinos Sotirakis, Vice-Mayor of Kordelio-Evosmos, Thessaloniki, Greece

 Jonas Damidavičius, former Chief Specialist of the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania, currently - Head of a Department at the Vilnius Municipal Enterprise „Susisiekimo paslaugos“ (Connecting Services), Lithuania

 Carmen Gherca, Iasi Public transport Company, Head of Communication, Romania

Latest developments in SUMPs:

 Madeleine Kelly-Tychtl, European Commission, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, Unit B3 – Innovation & Research (urban mobility team)

 Alan Obrien JASPERS EIB

 Polikarpos Karkavistas, CIVITAS SUITS project

 Laura Babío POLIS, CIVITAS SATELLITE project

Views of experts on the future of SUMPs in the InnovaSUMP partner cities:

 Michalis Lambrinos, Cyprus

 Will Pratt, Devon County Council, UK

 Stavros Konstantinidis – Advisor to Mayor of Kordelio-Evosmos, Thessaloniki, Greece

 Kristina Gaučė, Director, Gaučė &Co, Vilnius, Lithuania

Concluding Remarks:

 Nicosia Municipality, InnovaSUMP lead partner

 Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – InnovaSUMP advisory partner

 Interreg Europe Joint Secretariat

 Technical Coordinator

16:00 End of Session 3 and final Conference