Past events

Urban Transitions 2018, 25-27 November 2018, Sitges – Spain

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Integrating urban and transport planning, environment and health for healthier urban living.

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2018 Annual Polis conference, 22-23 November Manchester, UK

Start date: November 22, 2018

End date: November 23, 2018

Location: Manchester, UK

The Polis Annual Conferences provide an opportunity for cities and regions to showcase their transport achievements to a large audience and for the wider transport community to engage with representatives of city and regional authorities on innovative transport solutions.

This year’s Annual Polis Conference on “Transport innovation for sustainable cities and regions” will take place on 22 and 23 November 2018. It will be hosted by Polis president Manchester, and will take place in the Manchester United Old Trafford Stadium.

Registrations open in June 2018. 

For more information, please visit the Polis website.

Autonomy and the Urban Mobility Summit, 25-26 October 2018 – Paris, France

Start date: October 25, 2018

End date: October 26, 2018

Location: Paris, France

More info about this key mobility event can be found here: 


European Cycling Summit, 24 – 26 September 2018 – Salzburg (Austria)

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Location: Salzburg (Austria)

The European Cycling Summit 2018 is taking place in Salzburg (Austria) from 24th to 26th of September 2018. This year’s event motto is “Cycling culture moves” and will focus on people and bike culture.

CIVITAS Forum 2018 – 19-21 September, Umeå, (Sweden)

Start date: September 19, 2018

End date: September 21, 2018

Location: Umeå, Sweden

This year’s CIVITAS Forum Conference will take place from 19-21 September in Umeå, Sweden.

Over three days, hundreds of policymakers, city representatives, academics, and practitioners will gather to debate pressing topics surrounding sustainable urban mobility and witness the pioneering solutions bringing cleaner, better transport to Europe.

For more information please visit CIVITAS Forum 2018 – Umeå, Sweden 

European Parking joint workshop, 13 September 2018 – Prague

Date: September 13, 2018

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

The Czech parking Association will host the annual joint workshop of the European Parking Association and Polis in the marvellous city of Prague. This workshop will take place on 13 September and is followed the day after by a Polis network Parking Working Group meeting.

The workshop gathers about 80 urban parking professionals discussing recent developments in parking. The 13 September workshop will deal with three issues:

  • Fair and efficient enforcement: scheme design and technologies to enable efficient enforcement, clamping, cross-border and digital enforcement
  • Future of parking: parking as enabler for car sharingA system that gives people access to a (small or large) flee..., electromobility, parking policy in view of automated driving
  • EU parking policy processes: digital parking standards, PARK4SUMP project

The working group meeting on 14 September will focus on the validation of the Polis position paper on the use of digital parking information (informed drivers and informed policy makers).

Please register here if you want to attend.

Public Kick-off on the co-creation process in Southend, 19 April 2019

Date: April 12, 2018

SUNRISE Public Kick-off launches the co-creation process in Southend with an opportunity for everyone to work creatively together and develop design ideas for London Road and Victoria Circus.

Open to anyone who has ideas to share, stories to tell or just wants to find out what the project is about! 

More info on Southend activities here

Follow SUNRISE activities for Southend on Twitter.

The 2017 Annual Polis Conference: “Innovation in transport for sustainable cities and regions”, Brussels 6-7 December

Start date: December 6, 2017

End date: December 7, 2017

The 2017 Annual Polis Conference “Innovation in transport for sustainable cities and regions” will take place on the 6th and 7th of December in Brussels, Belgium. Polis Annual Conferences provide an opportunity for cities and regions to showcase their transport achievements to a large audience and for the wider transport community to engage with representatives of city and regional authorities on innovative transport solutions.

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6th International Conference “Towards a Humane City”, Novi Sad 26-27 October 2017.

Start date: October 26, 2017

End date: October 27, 2017

Smart Mobility – Synergy Between Sustainable Mobility and New Technologies

The goal of this conference is to explore new forms of solving contemporary problems and to initiate common actions that will lead to a new dimension of planning and faster adoption of smart mobility in towns and cities in south-eastern Europe.

More info here.

SUNRISE at the CIVITAS Forum Conference – 27-29 September 2017, Torres Vedras (Portugal)

Start date: September 27, 2017

End date: September 29, 2017

This year’s CIVITAS FORUM Conference will take place on 27-29 September 2017 in Torres Vedras, Portugal. The annual event brings together the CIVITAS community from across Europe: hundreds of mobility experts, actors and stakeholders, all of whom are devoted to the development of sustainable urban mobility in their cities. 

SUNRISE will be there together with Cities4People, METAMORPHOSIS, MUV, the other three new CIVITAS projects which focus on urban districts or neighbourhoods.

The session will include a short presentation of each project and some insights from a related initiative from the SUITS project. Afterwards, two parallel breakout groups will discuss the advantages, potential and promises of neighbourhood-focused approaches, as well as their risks, disadvantages and pitfalls. All participants will have a chance to play both the sceptic and the optimist during this interactive World Café–style discussion.

  • When?

Day 3 – Friday, 29 September 29 09:30–11:30

  • Where?

Centro Social Paroquial Torres Vedras (Parochial Center) Rua António Leal D’ascenção 2 | 2560-295 Torres Vedras | Portugal Room PS2

Visit the CIVITAS 2017 programme here

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