Supporting the preparation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) and its implementation in municipalities with EU funds through the Operational Programme
Ministry of Infrastructure of Republic of Slovenia adopted a decision No. 371-29/2014/122-00841223, dated 12.1.2016, which defines the financing of implementation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) by municipalities in Slovenia. According to this decision the co-financing of preparation of SUMPs and co-financing of some measures adopted in SUMPs is regulated.

SUMPs are co-financed in part by European Union through the Cohesion Fund, to a maximum of 85% of eligible costs. The operation is performed under the Operational Programme for the implementation of the European cohesion policy in the period 2014-2020, Priority Axis no. 4: Sustainable use and production of energy and smart grids, investment priorities 4.4: Promote low-carbon strategies for all types of territories, in particular urban areas, including the promotion of sustainable multimodal urban mobility and the corresponding mitigation adaptation measures in the context of a specific target for the development of urban mobility to improve air quality in cities.

Resources needed

SUMPs are co-financed in part by European Union through the Cohesion Fund, to a maximum of 85% of eligible costs.

Evidence of success

By the year 2014 only 11 Slovenian municipalities (from 212 municipalities) had implemented Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP). Because of new approach for co-financing implementation of SUMPs, adopted by Ministry of Infrastructure in 2016, the number of municipalities implementing SUMP significantly increased (60).

Difficulties encountered

Only the guidelines and presentation of good practice is not sufficient to stimulate a wide range of local authorities to be efficient in a field of sustainable mobility. Expert work should be supported with co-financing. That kind of approach brought results and common satisfaction.

Potential for learning or transfer

Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning is the most important topic in the Commission's Urban Mobility Package. However, many regions in Europe still remain without SUMP.

Case in Slovenia shows that new approach of co-financing implementation of SUMPs (like adopted in Slovenia by Ministry of Infrastructure in 2016) leads to greater interest in implantation of SUMPs.

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Main institution
Ministry for Infrastructure
Vzhodna Slovenija, Slovenia (Slovenija)
Start Date
June 2016
End Date
December 2017


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Andrea Vignoli

Italian National Association of Cities and Municipalities - Lazio