SIMPLA is the project for Sustainable Integrated Multi-sector PLAnning, funded from the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. It aims at empowering public authorities to develop and implement sustainable energy policies and actions by creating the conditions for a smart integration between SEAPs (Sustainable Energy Action Plans) and SUMPs (Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans) – or similar plans – in cities, towns and their aggregations with a population between 50.000 and 350.000 Inhabitants.
A series of successful project activities have been implemented by the fall of 2017. Along with the design of various guidelines, trainings were organised in six countries in order to build the capacity of departments responsible for implementation of SEAPs and SUMPs.
Representatives of 65 municipalities were selected to participate in trainings organised by project partners. The most promising and motivated local authorities will go through a coaching action devised to meet the needs of a particular cities in question.