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TRANSFORuM´s First Newsletter!

Related project updates, key moments from our workshop in Gdansk, interview with Jolanta Skalska and more!

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TIDE invites applications to its Circle of Innovative Cities

The TIDE project is offering learning and exchange opportunities through its Circle of Innovative Cities - Application Deadline is 20 September 2013

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Walk21 2013 Munich: TIDE 'Walkshop'

Transferring Walking Innovation in the European Context

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CIVITAS DYN@MO establishes first competence center!

The Baltic Sea Region Competence centre on Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

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The first CIVITAS DYN@MO Summer University is a success!

Over 70 international participants attended!

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Minutes and keynotes from TRANSFORuM's Gdansk event available

In line with TRANSFORuM's commitment to full transparency and accountability we provide the minutes of the 1st Joint Forum meeting, which was held in Gdansk on June 24 and 25. Please visit the event webpage for a summary and links to the actual minutes.   We are also pleased to report that the keynote speakers from Gdansk kindly agreed make their presentations publicly available on the TRANSFORuM website:   Monika Bak: EU Transport Policy from the Perspective of the White Paper 2011 Dr hab., Prof. UG, Chair of Comparative Research of Transport Systems. Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Economics, University of Gdansk Stefan Back: Civil society and the EU White Paper on transport policy – the EESC experience Chairman of the Permanent Study Group on Transport Policy White Paper Implementation, European Economic & Social Committee (EESC) and Director sustainable logistics TransportGruppen Sweden David Banister: TRANSFORuM: Challenges and Opportunities Professor of Transport [...]

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Knowledge exchange on training concepts for safe eco-driving with PKT Gdynia

ACTUATE's project coordinator Rupprecht Consult visited Gdynia's public transport operator PKT to exchange knowledge on safe eco-driving training concepts for trolleybuses.

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TRANSFORuM has two new outputs and deliverables

Two important TRANSFORuM documents were recently approved by the European Commission and are now available!

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TRANSFORuM is proud to announce three new social media channels!

TRANSFORuM is now on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter

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PRESTO still en vogue

The NRW.ProjektArbeit invited Rupprecht Consult on 10 July 2013 to present the PRESTO project (2009-2012) in the framework of a workshop focusing on “Bike stations Phase 2 – Inspiration, Innovation, Initiative”.

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New TROLLEY publication available for download

The TROLLEY Roadshow Report provides an overview of the Roadshow events which took place between May 2011 and February 2013 in the TROLLEY partner cities across Europe. It contains information about the identification of relevant target groups, the development of key messages to be sent and provides insights into the planning process and realisation of each of the local events. You can download a PDF copy of the Roadshow Report here.

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SUMP Challenge Training Workshop held in Gent

From 2nd to 3rd July, urban transport professionals from 27 European cities gathered in Gent to discuss how to enhance participation processes in the development of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP). The workshop was hosted by the City of Gent, one of the most advanced cities in stakeholder involvement and citizen participation. Gent is a partner city in the EU-co-financed project CH4LLENGE, which offers project partner cities and follower cities four in-depth training workshops, each dedicated to one SUMP challenge. This first workshop took a closer look at participation concepts and methods in the SUMP process. With support of the workshop organizer POLIS (Ivo Cré) participants reflected on the status of their SUMP processes and talked about main barriers to progress in SUMP. They shared experiences of different participation approaches tested in their cities. Rupprecht Consult as the coordinator of CH4LLENGE presented the concept for the involvement of follower cities [...]

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TRANSFORuM's 1st Joint Forum Meeting held in Gdansk

On June 24th / 25th 2013, over 70 transport experts from all of Europe followed TRANSFORuM's invitation to its 1st Joint Forum Meeting in Gdansk. Half of the attendees were external stakeholders, including CEOs of leading transport companies, top-level management representatives of authorities as well as policy makers such as Pawel Stelmaszczyk, Head of the Unit Intelligent Transport Systems within DG Move at the European Commission.They all brought their real-world experience in one of the following topics to the discussion: Clean Urban Transport and CO2-free city logistics Shift of road freight to rail and waterborne transport Complete and maintain the European high-speed rail network European multimodal information, management and payment system These are four key goals (no. 1, 3, 4 and 8 respectively) of the 2011 Transport White Paper to whose implementation TRANSFORuM  aims to contribute.The event was kick-started with a very informative keynote speech of Prof. Monika Bak [...]

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First SUMP-SEAP International Experience Exchange Workshop in Brussels

On 18 June 2013, urban mobility and energy stakeholders gathered for the first time to discuss synergies between the EU-promoted concepts of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) and Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAP).

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Start of SUMP networking project

Rupprecht Consult is part of the new project "ENDURANCE" which brought together representatives from 30 partner organisations to its Kick-Off meeting in the Swedish city of Gävle on 28 May 2013 - one day prior to the European Conference on Mobility Management (ECOMM). The project assists cities and regions in developing Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) by facilitating networking, mutual learning and sharing of experience and best practises across countries.

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RC's first involvement in the ERA-NET on Transport

SHAPE-IT Project kicks-off in Sweden

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ACTUATE 3rd Partner Meeting

Last week, on 12 and 13 June the ACTUATE consortium came together for a successful third Partner Meeting in Parma, Italy.

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DYN@MO brochure now out

Find out what the dyn@mic cities active for sustainable mobility are planning

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Transport Innovation Deployment for Europe

First TIDE newsletter online!

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Director-General Matthias Ruete endorses TRANSFORuM

Rupprecht Consult, who co-ordinates the TRANSFORuM project, welcomes this high level endorsement very much.

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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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