In addition to the European Platform on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, the European Commission offers support to European cities to tackle urban mobility challenges by:

  • Supporting exchange and capacity building on sustainable urban development through, among others, the European URBACT(link is external) programme.
  • Improving the quality and availability of data and statistics for urban transport systems operations and decision-making at local, regional, national and EU level.
  • Supporting local partnerships in implementing and testing new urban mobility approaches under real-life conditions as part of the CIVITAS 2020 (link is external)initiative.
  • Providing financial support for urban mobility projects through European Structural and Investment Funds, Horizon 2020, Connecting Europe Facility as well as other financial instruments.

The European Commission is working closely with the Member States to ensure the SUMP concept is adapted to the specific requirements and existing planning practices in each Member State and actively promoted at national level in order to reach hundreds of cities in Europe.