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VELO-CITY 2013: SUMP Workshop

Planning for People! Cycling promotion as part of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans

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RC at EU-China Workshop in Foshan

The event was co-organised by the European Commission DG RTD and the China Centre for Urban Development (CCUD) of the National Development and Reform Commission of China (NDRC).

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CH4LLENGE project has kicked-off in Cologne

With great enthusiasm, the project team fine-tuned the project's framework and activities in Cologne, Germany from 21-22 May 2013.

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TRANSFORuM 1st Joint Forum Meeting In Gdansk, Poland

50 stakeholders covering the whole spectrum of actors related to our four White Paper goals will convene in Gdansk for the first joint forum meeting.

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CIVITAS DYN@MO Presented At The Earth Day Celebration in Koprivnica, Croatia

Koprivnica recently celebrated Earth Day 2013, an event centered around the sustainable iniatives of local businesses, kindergartens, schools, civil society and local agencies.

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CIVITAS DYN@MO To Be A Key Participant At The CIVITAS Forum Conference 2013

The 11th annual CIVITAS Forum Conference will take place between 30th September and 2nd October

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SUMP-SEAP International Experience Exchange Workshop on June 18 in Brussels

The Workshop will bring experts in the field of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) and Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) together. Transport and energy practitioners from local authorities are invited.

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TRANSFORuM Website Now Online!

Please Visit www.transforum-project.eu !

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TROLLEY: New e-learning courses available

TROLLEY is about knowledge exchange, competence building and competence sharing. In order to benefit from the great potential of online education, two new e-learning courses have been developed.

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Summer University of Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning in Palma de Malllorca, Spain!

The first DYN@MO Summer University will take place in June, on the topic "Emerging in a dynamic dialogue for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP)."

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The DYN@MO Project is now available on the CIVITAS Website

The CIVITAS Website provides an overview of the DYN@MO Project and its role in Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning.

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SYNAPTIC animates a seamless journey in Northwest Europe

See what a seamless journey in Northwest Europe could look like in 2030

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Training materials for safe eco-driving of trolleybuses and hybrid buses available now - test partners wanted

As part of the project outputs the ACTUATE partners are developing training materials for safe eco-driving of clean vehicles. These training materials enable other public transport operators to train their own drivers in a tried and tested manner and are available for download as of today.After receiving positive feedback from drivers during pilot trainings for trolleybuses (Salzburg, AT) and hybrid buses (Leipizig, DE) and attaining promising results regarding energy optimisation of these clean vehicles*, ACTUATE is now looking for partners to test the developed training concepts.Thus, if you would like to test and implement the safe eco-driving training concepts for your own drivers, don't hesitate to contact ACTUATE's project coordinator (w.backhaus[at]rupprecht-consult.eu) and find out more about the possibility to test the trainings and about the availability of training materials.Training materials are available for trolleybuses and hybrid buses in German already and more [...]

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“We take the challenge!” The IEE-STEER project CH4LLENGE has now officially started

The three-year project “CH4LLENGE - Addressing Key Challenges of Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning” has officially started on 21 March 2013. It is funded by the Intelligent Energy – Europe (IEE) Programme, Energy in transport (STEER) funding area.

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TIDE project website now online

Please visit www.tide-innovation.eu

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Rupprecht Consult presents SUMP concept at Workshop in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia

The concept of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) will be promoted as a new way of urban mobility planning in Slovakia

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Round Table on Seamless Mobility Action Plan for 2030

Round Table discussion on SYNAPTIC Seamless Mobility Action Plan to take place in Brussels

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Urban mobility experts gather to revise SUMP Guidelines

ELTISplus held its final SUMP Workshop in Cologne on 19 March 2013. The event was hosted and moderated by Rupprecht Consult. It brought together fifteen urban mobility experts from eight countries to discuss how the draft "Guidelines on Developing and Implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan" could be improved and updated.   The final version of the SUMP Guidelines is expected to be released in May 2013.

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TROLLEY workshop: The trolleybus is back on the political agenda in Brussels

Despite harsh weather conditions across Western Europe, a well-attended workshop on the future of electric public transport took place in Brussels last Tuesday, 12 March 2013.   Together with representatives of the European Commission and Central Europe programme, electro mobility experts from academia, the public and private sector discussed the potential of trolleybuses for the electrification of public transport and for reaching Europe’s zero emission targets in the near future.   As one highlight of the event, TROLLEY project partners handed over a collection of TROLLEY Declarations signed by 70 different stakeholders across Europe to the European Commission (photo from left to right: Frank Schneider, JTS Central Europe; Patrick Mercier-Handisyde, DG RTD, European Commission; Hugue van Honacker, DG MOVE, European Commission; Gunter Mackinger, Director Salzburg AG). The high number of signatories proves the widespread support of trolleybuses as a sustainable electric mode of [...]

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Today, Susanne Böhler-Baedeker completed our team

We are happy to welcome another new team member, the last one for the time being.

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Workshop Invitation: “The Future of Electric Public Transport” | Brussels, 12 March 2013 | Only few places left – register today

Join us for the TROLLEY Research and Innovation Roadmap - Workshop & Presentation

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TRANSFORuM project launched at kick-off event in Cologne

22 experts from nine countries gathered in Cologne from Febuary 20th to 22nd for the kick-off meeting of the TRANSFORuM project.

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CIVITAS DYN@MO Kick-off Meeting and 1st Consortium Meeting: Event Summary

The event was a big success, bringing together political leaders and project partners from all four participating cities together to collaborate, learn, and establish the solid foundation of what will surely be a fruitful partnership.

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New colleague victim of Cologne carnival customs

On "Weiberfastnacht" (Women's Carnival or Women's Thursday), women take over in Cologne and other cities along the Rhine.

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New month, new staff

On February 1 , Ralf Brand joined Rupprecht Consult.

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TRANSFORUM Transport White Paper project started on February 1

The mission of TRANSFORuM is to contribute to the transformation process towards a competitive and resource-efficient European transport system by engaging key actors to participate in a stakeholder forum and to implement its recommendations.

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Project Partners met for TROLLEY's final conference

Last week on 22 and 23 January Szeged (HU) hosted TROLLEY’s final conference.

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First ACTUATE pilot trainings kicked-off in Salzburg and Leipzig

As the first ACTUATE project partner, Salzburg AG held training sessions for more energy-efficient and safe driving of clean vehicles this week.

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Online Consultation on SUMP Guidelines now open

Your input is most welcome!

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CIVITAS DYN@MO

CIVITAS DYN@MO will hold its first Consortium Meeting and Project Kick-off in Aachen, Germany, between the 28th and 30th of January 2013.

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SYNAPTIC round table taking place in Brussels

The SYNAPTIC project is hosting a series of round tables with stakeholders in mobility in Europe. The next one is taking place in Brussels on 30 January.

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Second week in 2013 brings second new junior consultant to RC

Today, Ana-Maria Baston joined the growing RC team.

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Call for TIDE Champion Cities is now open

The mission of the TIDE project is to enhance the broad transfer and take-up of 15 innovative urban transport and mobility measures throughout Europe and to make a visible contribution to establish them as mainstream measures.

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New junior consultant at Rupprecht Consult

The first week of 2013 not only brought a new trainee, but also a new junior consultant: Bernard Gyergyay.

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We wish you all a merry Christmas, a wonderful festive season and a great start into 2013

Dear project partners, clients and friends,  this year brought many changes, new challenges and fascinating tasks, and so will the next. We are looking forward to welcoming new staff and starting new projects. We wish you all joyful days with family and friends and a happy, successful year 2013!   As usual, we have donated to “Ärzte ohne Grenzen” (Doctors without borders, Médecins sans Frontières.)

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Rupprecht Consult advising the Brazilian government on sustainable urban mobility planning

Brazil adopted a national policy on Urban Mobility in early 2012 making it obligatory for any municipality with more than 20,000 inhabitants to develop an urban mobility plan by 2015.

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ACTUATE – 2nd project meeting in Leipzig, Germany

The ACTUATE partners met for the second time from 5 to 6 December 2012 and discussed their concepts for safe eco-driving trainings against the background of defined minimum criteria for the trainings.

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New staff at Rupprecht Consult

The new year will bring two more senior consultants, two more junior consultants and 2 additional trainees to Rupprecht Consult

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Rupprecht Consult presenting CIVITAS results at EESC conference in Brussels

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) organised a one day conference on 'Achieving the goals of the White Paper on Transport: how civil society can help with delivery' in Brussels, 7 December 2012. Rupprecht Consult presented practical experiences on participatory decision making in CIVITAS projects.

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SYNAPTIC project publishes brochure of 2011-12 SYNAPTIC Award winners

The INTERREG NWE project SYNAPTIC is pleased to present the recently-published winner brochure for the 2011-12 SYNAPTIC Awards for Excellence in Seamless Mobility.

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TIDE workshop on selection of innovative urban mobility measures

The TIDE project gathered more than 60 participants from all over Europe for a workshop to discuss the potential of innovative urban mobility measures for urban areas. The workshop took place on 28 November 2012 in Perugia, Italy, and was a pre-event to the annual Polis conference.

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Final Research Report of the CIVITAS ELAN project published

On 14 October 2012 the CIVITAS ELAN project with its five project cities Ljubljana, Gent, Zagreb, Brno and Porto has officially ended. At the end of the project a 372 pages book has been published summarising the results from the project from a scientific point of view. The full title of the book is: “Rethinking everyday mobility – Results and lessons learned from the CIVITAS ELAN project”.

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Strategy Development for the Alpine Space

The European Territorial Cooperation currently runs an inclusive process for medium to long-term strategies and priorities for the Alpine Space – through stakeholder workshops in all Alpine countries and an online consultation (open until 10 December 2012)

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TIDE project: you decide which innovative urban transport measures are worth exploring!

The TIDE projects invites to suggest and prioritise innovative measures in the field of pricing, non-motorised modes, advanced traffic management for traveller information systems, electric mobility and public transport organisation.

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6th newsletter of the CIVITAS ELAN project available

The CIVITAS ELAN project has published its 6th newsletter, summarising project activities and achievements of the last months.

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New trainee programme at Rupprecht Consult

Rupprecht Consult has launched a trainee programme for EU project managers for promising young professionals.

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TROLLEY – a week full of events in Leipzig

TROLLEY held a series of events during the week from 22 to 26 October 2012 in Leipzig in the framework of the new mobility/ Euregia fair 2012.

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Rupprecht Consult among first signatories of the Declaration to support the Connecting Europe Facility!

As signatory no. 145, Siegfried Rupprecht has today signed a Declaration initiated by EU Vice President Siim Kallas to support the Connecting Europe Facility. Other signatories include major infrastructure owners, industry and operators of transport services from all sectors have signed a declaration calling on senior EU policymakers to support and approve the Connecting Europe Facility. The future of the Connecting Europe Facility is reaching a critical phase as Member States are expected to decide the EU’s budget for 2014-2020.

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Sustainable Mobility Planning in the Alpine Space

Rupprecht Consult presented the EU’s SUMP concept at the PUMAS Kick-off Meeting in Venice on 10/11 October 2012

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New CIVITAS ELAN document “Citizen Engagement in the Field of Mobility”

The CIVITAS ELAN consortium has published a publication “Citizen Engagement in the Field of Mobility” presenting the work and the lessons learned related to the citizen engagement activities implemented in the CIVITAS ELAN project between 2008 and 2012 in the five partner cities Ljubljana, Gent, Zagreb, Brno and Porto.

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