Register for Transnational Open Trainings for Central Europe FUAs Authorities

“Influencing trends in European logistics planning”

 Join us and learn about the newest trends influencing city logistics around the World.

The trainings are organized by the project SULPiTER (Sustainable Urban Logistics PlannIng To Enhance Regional freight transport) with the aim to improve the Sustainable Urban Logistics Plans (SULPs) in Functional Urban Areas.

The two webinars will be conducted by specialists from the Institute of Logistics and Warehousing in Poznan (PL), as a result of two researches conducted in the framework of SULPITER project (desk research and Delphi analysis). The presentations will be enriched with the experience of SULPITER project partners.

By taking a part in these webinars, you will get complex information about state of the art in the topic of trends influencing logistics and inspiration for the future. You can expect more than one hour of condensed knowledge useful for developing your FUA. 

 The webinars will take place on May 15th and 22nd, 2017 from 14:00 - 15:30 CET in English and the participation is free of charge. Registration is required here  (please register before 11/05/2017). 


Webinar 1 (15th May h14:00 CET): Consumption, production and spatial organisation
  Megatrends on changing consumption and production (e.g. 3D printing, growth of e-commerce, sharing economy and globalization trends) and spatial organization (e.g. logistic sprawl, pick-up network points and Urban distribution centres) are the contents of the first webinar.


Webinar 2 (22nd May h14:00 CET): Supply chain management and technologies
  Supply chain management and distribution (e.g. Omni-channel logistics or green supply chain principles) and technologies and equipment (e.g. internet of things or clean vehicles) are the topics of the second webinar.
Main drivers affecting these trends will be discussed with participants.

For more information on this event, contact Ms. Eleonora Tu: 
e-mail: ph: +39 (0) 51 527 3246

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.

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