First REFORM Newsletter |  29 June 2017
First REFORM Newsletter 
Dear readers,

Welcome to the first issue of our REFORM newsletter! 

Local authorities experience various mobility problems: pollution, congestion, noise, inefficient traffic systems, etc. The REFORM partners believe that Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) are a part of the answer to these problems and therefore support the implementation and deployment of SUMPs as an instrument for shifting mobility towards low-carbon patterns. The distinctive aspect of REFORM lies in the central role given to regions which can trigger SUMPs’ development process, amplifying the adoption rate by cities and setting a suitable strategic framework, able to overcome the existing barriers and limits.

The REFORM project is a collaborative Interreg Europe Project (January 2017 - December 2020) between four partner regions and three support partners in the European Union.

In this newsletter, you will get introduced to our project and read about one of the four REFORM regions: Parkstad Limburg, in the Netherlands. You will also learn about the opportunities to contribute to the success of REFORM and you will have an insight into the activities of the consortium. 

We wish you a pleasant reading!

Get familiar with REFORM
Read our article to get more information about the project, its objectives, its approach and its activities in the four REFORM regions: Central Macedonia, Emilia-Romagna, Parkstad Limburg & Greater Manchester. 

Read more
Share your sustainable mobility Good Practices
Do you want to give visibility to your sustainable urban mobility Good Practices? REFORM collects them for its report “EU Good Practices on sustainable mobility planning and SUMP”.
Your contributions are welcome!

News from the consortium: from Thessaloniki to Bologna
In the first six months of the REFORM project, the partners met in Thessaloniki and Bologna to discuss the project's activities. Roundtables and workshops with local cities and stakeholders have been organised in both cities.

Read more about the meetings in Thessaloniki & Bologna
Region in the spotlight: Parkstad Limburg
Every six months, REFORM will put one of the four REFORM regions in the spotlight. In June 2017: Parkstad Limburg.

Read more
Communication materials

Our poster and leaflets are available online!

Download the REFORM information material on our website from the dedicated folder. You will find:

  • REFORM Leaflet in English, Italian, Dutch and Greek
  • REFORM Poster

Upcoming events

REFORM International event:
“European reality of SUMP”
Brussels, Belgium
October (date TBD)
Visit regularly our website for more information

Torres Vedras, Portugal
27-29 September 2017

Polis Conference
Brussels, Belgium
6 & 7 December 2017

REFORM is a member of the European Platform on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans
This newsletter reflects the author's views only and the Interreg Europe programme authorities are not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.
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