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News article6 October 20212 min read

Call for applications for the European Commission's Sustainable Urban Mobility Awards

The applications are open for the:

  2. 10th Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) Award
  3. EU Urban Road Safety Award 2021

Applications for all awards must be submitted by 31 October 2021.



The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards recognise local authorities that have excelled in raising awareness of sustainable mobility throughout EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK (16-22 September). The Awards are given in two categories: one for smaller municipalities with a population under 100,000 and one for larger municipalities with a population over 100,000. Cities that have fulfilled the following criteria, and have signed the Charter, are eligible to apply for the Awards:

  1. They organised activities focused on sustainable mobility during the week;
  2. Implemented one or more permanent measures; and
  3. Held a Car-Free Day.

Please see the call for applications for detailed information about the application process and eligibility.

To apply click here and log in with the same credentials used to register your town or city for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK.

Contact: infoatmobilityweek [dot] eu (info[at]mobilityweek[dot]eu)


10th SUMP Award

As part of EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK, the European Commission presents the annual European SUMP Award to a planning authority which demonstrates excellence in sustainable urban mobility planning. Celebrating the 10 year-anniversary of the SUMP award, the theme is "Be safe and healthy with sustainable mobility".

The aim of the SUMP Award is to encourage the adoption of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) by local authorities across Europe and to reward outstanding achievements in each year's thematic priority area. Acknowledging current challenges and shifts in urban planning, this year local authorities are encouraged to showcase their outstanding plan to create a safer and healthier mobility system while reigniting trust in public transportation services.

For more information see here and to apply click here.

Contact: sumpawardatmobilityweek [dot] eu (sumpaward[at]mobilityweek[dot]eu)


EU Urban Road Safety Award 2021

The EU Urban Road Safety Award highlights the contribution made by local authorities towards improving the safety of European roads.

It rewards outstanding and innovative achievements by local authorities in the area of road safety and encourages the exchange of good practice across Europe.

Recognising the crucial role that towns and cities across Europe play in improving road safety, especially in light of the fact that 38% of road fatalities and more than 50% of serious road injuries occur on urban roads, the award rewards local authorities for adopting holistic measures to improve road safety, within the spirit of the internationally recognised 'Safe System' concept.

For further information see here and to submit an application see here.



Publication date
6 October 2021
  • Public and stakeholder involvement
  • Urban mobility planning
  • Europe-wide