Transport is the second largest energy-consuming sector, with a 32 % of share of final energy consumption.  The European Commission has set the ambitious goal of CO2-free city logistics by 2030. This does not only call for public policy actions, but for a shift in the paradigm of policies. 82% of Europeans will live in cities by 2050, therefore urban freight issues need to be tackled in the perspective of functional urban areas (FUAs), taking into consideration the functional transport and economic relations between inner urban centres and the surrounding urban territories. This is how policies will achieve impacts through territorial and economic development of central European urban areas. 

SULPITER will support policy makers in improving their understanding of FUAs freight phenomena in an energy and environmental perspective.

The project will enhance their capacity in urban freight mobility planning in order to develop and adopt sustainable urban logistics plans (SULPs). Policy makers in Bologna, Budapest, Poznan, Brescia, Stuttgart, Maribor and Rijeka will engage, in cooperation with further local, regional and national non-partner authorities and with technical partners.

They will work on transnational policy capacity building, and on the development of transnational analytical and governance tools, resulting in improved and adopted policies for the future energy and environmental sustainability of freight transport in central European FUAs.

call open: sulpIter enlarged transfer programme

Apply to participate in the training programme 

The SULPiTER Enlarged Transfer Programme (ETP) aims at  developing a direct dialogue with at least 20 non partner authorities from the Central Europe Programme Area. Through the call the project intends to identify stakeholders competent for freight transport and logistics in Functional Urban Areas (FUAs) and involve them in a training programme to improve their understanding and skills in policy making for urban energy efficient freight in a mutual learning process.

If you are interested in participating in the proposed programme and you are look for opportunities to increase your knowledge and operational capacities towards SULP development, please apply online at the following URL:

The deadline for applying is September 15th, 2017.

In case the candidate is a research organization, it must prove the influence with one of the institutions categorized above by providing an additional Letter of Support (LoS) signed by the relevant Institution. Letters of support should be sent within the deadline to

Click here to download the SULPiTER ETP Methodology.

For the letter of support click here.

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