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Exchanging to innovate: the second SUMPs-Up General Assembly


The second SUMPs-Up General Assembly took place in Budapest from 22-23 May.

All partners and city partners were present at the meeting, which provided an opportunity for those present to share their knowledge and experiences.On topics where the SUMPs-Up project team can provide support, group discussions took place to find solutions to challenges that participants had faced.As part of the project, each of the seven partner cities will implement their own SUMP innovation(s).To help move these forward, a World Café was organised that enabled cities to discuss their respective plans. Here are a couple of highlights:MalmöWhen discussing the planned Poly-SUMP for south-west Scania, the group considered how best to get all municipalities on board. It was recommended that the regional board should be used more actively and that benefits for small municipalities be emphasised.SofiaWith Sofia seeking to increase public participation, the city's plans for an interactive website were commended. Utilising a mix of participation methods and having a presence at popular events like city fairs were also mentioned as ways to reach different target groups.The event demonstrated that the cooperative spirit is strong within the SUMPs-Up group.Find out more about the City Partners and see the full list of planned innovations on the Cities page.

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