Welcome to the first SPROUT newsletter
It is with great pleasure that we launch the first newsletter of the H2020 SPROUT project, which compiles the activities we have carried out during the first seven months of action.

The uniqueness of the project lies in the large pool of cooperating cities, created through an exceptional 3-layer structure. Since our kick-off meeting in September 2019, research partners have been working closely with cities to understand their mobility challenges. The first of our webinars series, held on 24 February, presented the results of comparing selected urban mobility KPIs and identifying urban mobility transition drivers, to define the evolution of the cities’ mobility environment until 2030.

In the effort to ensure a city-led policy response, SPROUT pilot cities held their first local workshops, sitting together with different actors dealing with new mobility services. This is the first step of a process to create engagement and a common vision across cities’ stakeholders.

The SPROUT project is aware of the importance of gaining critical mass. During these months we have also launched the Open Innovation Community, an online platform open to all the stakeholders who wish to contribute to the debate on the policy requirements of emerging mobility solutions and to validate project results. OIC specific discussion forums on urban mobility policy will be launched soon.

Until the COVID-19 outbreak, SPROUT disseminated its first results in events and conferences. To cope with this new situation and the uncertainty that it creates, we are planning in advance and shifting online some of our workshops to minimise its impact on the project.

The SPROUT project keeps on moving forward. There are exciting and challenging times ahead. In the coming months, we will continue putting cities at the centre.
We hope you enjoy reading this issue.

Cities leading the urban mobility transition through innovative policy responses
SPROUT kicked off on the 18th and 19th of September 2019 with its first project meeting in Zaragoza.

The SPROUT Open Innovation Community officially kicks off its activities
Its goal: involving urban mobility stakeholders in the definition of innovative urban mobility policy responses.

The SPROUT project hold its first webinar on Understanding Urban Mobility Transition
Read about the first SPROUT webinar and watch it on our Youtube channel.

Valencia holds its first SPROUT workshop on future urban mobility scenarios
SPROUT organized a local workshop, which took place in Valencia on the 5th of February.

The Budapest SPROUT Workshop: How will mobility change?
On Thursday 16 January, the Budapest Centre for Budapest Transport organised its first SPROUT workshop.

Defining future mobility scenarios: Some takeaways from the Padua SPROUT workshop
The Padua SPROUT workshop, organised by the city together with the Venice International University, took place on January 21th 2020.

Tel-Aviv SPROUT workshop: SPROUT drivers' impact on the city’s mobility measures
The first SPROUT workshop in Tel-Aviv took place on 14 January 2020.

Scenarios for urban mobility development in the city of Kalisz

The first SPROUT workshop in Kalisz was held on 16 January 2020.

The SPROUT project at the CIVITAS Forum and at the Polis Conference 2019
Some takeaways from the project’s participation at two international mobility conferences.

Project in the spotlight

GECKO (Governance principles and mEthods enabling deCisions maKers to manage and regulate the changing mObility systems) supports authorities in developing the most appropriate regulatory framework and governance model, through guidance, recommendations and case studies, for the transition to a new mobility era of cooperative, inclusive, competitive, sustainable and interconnected mobility across all modes, through evidence-based research.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 814910.