Project Details

Title: Sustainable Urban Mobility
Priority: 2: Environment and risk prevention
Theme: Energy and sustainable transport

Type of intervention

Type of intervention: 1: Regional Initiative Project
Mini-programme: No
Duration: 1st Jan 2012 - 30th Sep 2014


Total budget: €1,513,667.05
ERDF contribution: €1,191,494.07

Lead partner

Municipality of Vigo
Praza do Rei n 1
36202, Vigo

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    • Contact Person: Francisco Javier Gutiérrez Orúe
      Phone: +34 986810236
      Fax: +34 986810162

Project summary

The SUM Project aims to promote the implementation of local/regional policies regarding sustainable urban mobility, trying to minimize three serious problems: CO2 emissions causing the greenhouse effect, the energy dependence which puts us in a situation of high economic and political instability, and pollution of the cities which leads to serious consequences for health and quality of life.


The overall objective of The SUM Project is to contribute to the promotion and consolidation of sustainable urban transport modes through interregional cooperation.


The operational objectives are: _Promoting knowledge sharing and joint discussion on regional practices to benefit sustainable mobility, creating greater awareness in the field of sustainable urban mobility. _Enhancing the regions with less experience in new eco-friendly modes of transport in order that they can work together with more advanced regions in this field, drawing on their knowledge and expertise.

_Identifying the most effective practices to ensure that citizens adopt behaviours and habits more sustainable in urban mobility, analyzing information and awareness campaigns, the sustainable transport alternatives available and advantages for the population.

_Specifying in an Implementation Plan the necessary actions to implement the gained experiences and knowledge in each region through the participation in the program.


This consortium is composed by:

Municipality of Vigo,Regional Management Agency of Energy,Region of Murcia,Regional Agency for Energy and Environment in the Algarve,Municipality of Messina, Municipality of Reggio Emilia,Riga City Council,City of Katowice

Municipality of Vratsa,Sofia Municipality,Regional Energy Agency of Pazardjik,Amiens City council,The Skåne Association of Local Authorities,Energy Agency for Southeast Sweden,Essex County Council

The main OUTPUTS expected are: 7 interregional events for the exchange of experiences, 196 participants in these events, 15 good practices identified, 14 regional/local policies and instruments addressed in the field tackled by operation, 14 implementation plans, 5 press releases disseminated, 2 brochures created, 3.734 copies of brochures disseminated, 5 newsletters created, 14.000 copies of newsletters disseminated, 19 dissemination events organised.

The main RESULTS expected are: 28 members of the staff who will increase their capacities as a result of the exchange, 9 good practices successfully transferred, 9 regional/local policies and instruments improved, 75 articles/appearances in press and media , 240 participants in the dissemination events, 300 visits to the website per month.

Project achievements

INTERREG IV C project SUM PROJECT (sustainable urban mobility) was comprised of 15 partners from 9 different countries (Spain, Portugal,Italy, Latvia, Poland, Bulgaria, France, Sweden and the UK), where: 9 municipalities, 4 energy agencies, 1 association of local authorities and since august 2013 one Regional Development Agency. In 2012 the partner of Calabria withdrew and in 2013 partner of Murcia have to be changed.

The project, that will be implemented from the 01/01/2012 to 30/06/2014, has as a main objective to contribute through interregional cooperation, to promote and consolidate the sustainable urban transport mode as universal and competitive, highlighting the potential of using electric vehicles and encouraging a dialogue to develop a joint European strategy aimed at strengthening the Sustainable Mobility.SUM Project has two main objectives: promoting among the citizenship more sustainable urban mobility guidelines and enable a gradual replacement in European cities of the

traditional vehicle for an electric one and other clear means of transport mode, through a coordinated strategy for sustainable mobility. SUM Project is focused on identifying the most effective practices in the field of sustainable mobility to ensure that citizens change their behaviour when travelling to transport modes more environmentally friendly. This will be achieved through a specific action plan for each European region and through the dissemination and promotional campaigns for the general public.

The project is composed of 3 main work packages: Management and Coordination, Communication and dissemination and exchange of experiences dedicated to the identification and analysis of good practices.In the first semester of the project, partners have been dedicated to make future planning of the project, laying the groundwork on how to carry out the activities. In April 2012 1st Meeting of the SC in Faro was carried out, to establish a schedule of the activities programmed during

the project

The 1st Regional Study on sustainable mobility was about “electric mobility”: 2nd semester each partner collected information on the GP related to electrical vehicle. In October, 2012, LP organized in Vigo, Spain, the 1st Thematic Workshop related to electrical mobility. As result of these workshops 5 GP were identified, and the most relevant ones were delivered to the IVC good practice database. In December 2012, the Interregional Visit in Riga (LV) had been celebrated: partners had been able to acquire knowledge and good ideas on the activities being carried out in Latvia related to sustainable electric mobility.The Second Workshop related to Biofuels had been organized by the Municipality of Amiens on April 2013, presenting the regional studies on Biofuels. As a result of the workshop 5 good practices were identified. At the same time the 3SC was held in Amines. The 2nd Regional Visit was carried out in Malmo (SE), Jun2013 based on Biofuels.

In Nov2013, Sofia, was

celebrated the 4SC and the 3rd workshop on "Other thematics" and at Vrasta the 3rd interregional visit. Finally, 15 best practices was selected from a total of 85 GP identified. In the 5 semesters, there have been several actions for the dissemination of the project activities: 5 Newsletters and other extra newsletter for the Green Dream Photo Contest and 3 Brochures that have been disseminated among key stakeholders related to urban mobility and energy & a Web page of the project Partners created 3 social networks: Facebook, Twiter &Linkedin, where they upload news an events of the project. At the last period, all partners worked in the selection of the GP that fits better to their regions, thus 14 IP was developed, one in each region and 4 of them are actually transferred. Information about 15 GP were collected in a Guide of Good Practices & a CD with the 84 GP identified during the project. Also LP,P6 and P16 have improved regional/local policies or instruments.


Institution, Town Country Region Contact details
Municipality of Vigo, Vigo SPAIN Galicia +34 986810236
ARGEM- Regional Management Agency of Energy - Region of Murcia, Murcia SPAIN Región de Murcia +34 968223831
Regional Agency for Energy and Environment in the Algarve, Vilamoura PORTUGAL Algarve 00351 289 310 880
Municipality of Messina, Messina ITALY Sicilia +39 (0)90 7725300
Municipality of Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria ITALY Emilia-Romagna +39 0965 3622841
Municipality of Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia ITALY Emilia-Romagna +39 0522 456128
Riga City Council, Riga LATVIA Latvija 3716012350
City of Katowice, Katowice POLAND Slaskie +48 32 25 93 498
Municipality of Vratsa, Vratsa BULGARIA Severozapaden +359 92 627268,
Sofia Municipality, Sofia BULGARIA Yugozapaden 00 359 2 93 77 286
Regional Energy Agency of Pazardjik, Pazardjik BULGARIA Yuzhen tsentralen +359 34 442124
Amiens City Council, AMIENS FRANCE Picardie 00 33 (0)3 22 97 14 72
The Skåne Association of Local Authorities, Lund SWEDEN Sydsverige +46-46-719900
Energy Agency for Southeast Sweden, Växjö SWEDEN Småland med öarna +46 470-72 33 20
Essex County Council, Chelmsford UNITED KINGDOM Essex 01245 437281


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