Partners

Who are we?

The SUMP-PLUS consortium comprises six cities and 10 technical partners from the length and breadth of Europe. The diverse group spans local authorities, academic institutions, mobility consultancies, public transport associations, city networks, and non-profit organisations. Their immense collective expertise and experience in the field of sustainable urban mobility is an ideal launchpad for achieving the project's ambitious aims and objectives.  

City of Antwerp
City of Antwerp

The City Antwerp has participated in various European-funded projects and funding programmes, including Interreg, FP7, IEE, LLP and CIP. The city has previous coordination experience from an Interreg 2 Seas project called DNA: Deprived Neighbourhood Approach. A ‘Eurodesk’ sits centrally in the city administration and supports all departments in preparing for and successfully managing European-funded projects. In the last five years alone, Antwerp has participated in over thirty EU-funded projects. Aside from SUMP-PLUS, Antwerp is a Living Lab in the CIVITAS PORTIS project.

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European Integrated Projects (EIP)
European Integrated Projects (EIP)

European Integrated Projects (EIP) is a SME management consultancy based in Romania, with an additional office in Italy. The company provides consulting services for city authorities, national or regional agencies, operators, and the private sector. It focuses on sustainable mobility and its primary fields of work include stakeholder engagement, innovation management, awareness raising and communication on sustainability issues, and project and consortium management. It also helps local authorities and other eligible organisations to apply for project funding from EU structural funds and R&I programmes. EIP has been involved with CIVITAS since 2002, and has a solid reputation across the EU.

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FGM AMOR
FGM AMOR

Forschungsgesellschaft Mobilität – Austrian Mobility Research, FGM-AMOR gemeinnützige GmbH is a private, non-profit research, consulting and capacity building organisation based in Graz, Austria. As one of Europe’s leading institutions in the field of mobility research, FGM-AMOR has more than 25 years of experience in national and European research on sustainable urban mobility planning and implementations, whilst offering state-of-the-art know-how and access to recent EU research results. So far, FGM-AMOR has participated and coordinated more than 100 EU-funded projects, including the SUMP project CIVITAS PROSPERITY. This finished in 2019. FGM-AMOR’s range of activities includes research, consulting, capacity building and knowledge transfer, marketing, planning and project implementation. Customers of FGM-AMOR benefit from their interdisciplinary teams.

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Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po)
Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po)

Sciences Po’s Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics (CEE) is a multidisciplinary research unit specialising in comparative political analysis. The team conducts basic and applied research in four key areas. These are an interdisciplinary approach to Europe and European studies; the interrelation between participation, democracy and government; the analyses of elections; and the restructuring of the state and public action. While engaging in different European networks, the CEE brings together 31 full-time researchers and professors, approximately 40 PhD students, and a large number of research associates and guest researchers.

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ICLEI Europe
ICLEI Europe

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 1,750 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 100+ countries, we influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development.

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MemEx
MemEx

For over 25 years, MemEx has been providing strategic, technical and operational consultancy services to public authorities and transport operators and agencies. It helps in designing, implementing, operating and evaluating innovative services and ITS in the urban mobility, public transport and “last-mile” logistics sectors. MemEx’s expertise covers different working levels. This ranges from the definition of ITS Masterplans supporting SUMP implementation and policy development to the definition of innovative service schemes and ITS implementation. MemEx also supports the management of supporting conditions for daily operation and conducts service performance assessments and impact evaluations.

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Space Syntax
Space Syntax

Space Syntax Ltd provides strategic, evidence-based consulting services in planning, design, transport and property development. Combining extensive global experience with robust and sophisticated technologies, it forecasts the effects of planning and design decisions on the movement and interaction of people in buildings and urban areas. Space Syntax’s unique science-based, human-focused contribution to the field of urban planning and design is in the identification of fundamental links between spatial layout and the social, economic and environmental performance of places. The Space Syntax approach to planning and design has been proven in commercial practice for nearly 30 years.

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ReSEL-TUC
ReSEL-TUC

The Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems Laboratory (ReSEL-TUC) leads the SUMP-PLUS team of the Technical University of Crete, which consists of experts in the areas of sustainable mobility, transport, and energy systems design. ReSEL-TUC tackles a wide range of themes in the fields of Applied Research and Technology Development for Sustainable Energy and Mobility as well as Planning and Sustainable Management. More specifically, it focuses on sustainable policy and planning, smart cities and insular communities, renewable energy and energy efficiency, and sustainable mobility. It deals with both technological (research, demonstration) and non-technological issues (markets, policies, dissemination, capacity building). In addition to SUMP-PLUS, ReSEL-TUC is a partner in the CIVITAS DESTINATIONS project, within which it acts as the site manager for the living lab of Rethymno.

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UITP
UITP

UITP (International Association of Public Transport) is a passionate champion of sustainable urban mobility and is the only worldwide network to bring together all public transport stakeholders and all sustainable transport modes. The association has more than 1,800 member companies coming from 100 countries. The members are public transport authorities and operators, policymakers, research institutes and the public transport supply and service industry.

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University College London (UCL)
University College London (UCL)

University College London (UCL) has a global reputation for excellence and is committed to delivering impact and innovations that enhance the lives of people around the world. UCL’s research strategy is oriented around a series of ambitious “Grand Challenges”, including Sustainable Cities. The Centre for Transport Studies (CTS) is one of the oldest transport research and teaching groups in the UK and has an international reputation for innovative high-quality research and teaching. Its work covers areas ranging from transport policy and travel behaviour, public attitudes, environmental, economic and social impact analysis, to advanced modelling and the development of innovative surface mobility systems.

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Vectos
Vectos

Vectos is a company of 70 consultants based in the UK, Italy and Germany. The company combines sustainable transport planning for the private and public sectors with state-of-the-art international innovation and research within Europe, as well as for international donor agencies. In particular, Vectos is a transport planning, infrastructure design and flood risk, hydrology and sustainable drainage consultancy specialising in assisting the property development industry to maximise the commercial value of land/assets through the planning process. Aside from CIVITAS SUMP-PLUS, it is also involved in the CIVITAS PORTIS project as a technical partner within the consortium.

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