Park4SUMP Final Conference

P4S Final Conference
Start Date
End Date
Sofia, Bulgaria

Our final conference will take place on 15-16 June 2022 at the 'Sofia Grand Hotel' in Sofia, Bulgaria. The two-day event will allow you learn about the local results of our 16 project cities from across Europe that showcase their success related to on-, or off-street-parking and innovative solutions. Learn about parking regulations as a powerful tool to curb the negative externalities of passenger cars in cities! Use your unique chance to visit the local implementations of Sofia during a study visit!

We invite you to register now by clicking this link!

As the only EU-funded project that solely focuses on new sustainable parking, we are delighted to showcase our results from the 16 Park4SUMP cities that range from Umea (SE) in the North to Lisbon (PT) in the West and Sofia (BG) in the East of Europe. You will have the opportunity to learn more about the local plans to reduce the negative externalities of passenger cars on urban areas, as well as local solutions to facilitate parking enforcement. Those stories of all 16 cities will present their success stories in two parallel sessions.

Are you a representative of a Bulgarian organisation or city? If so, we have a special treat for you, as we provide live simultaneous translation between English and Bulgarian. Furthermore, you have the change to attend a dedicated Park4SUMP training in Bulgarian. The dedicated event will take place in the afternoon of 16 June. Just indicate your participation in the general registration form.


Draft agenda:

15 June 2022 (Wednesday)
Sofia Room

  • 12:30-13:00: Welcome Coffee
  • 13:00-13:20: Welcome words by Sofia city officials
  • 13:20-13:30: Introduction to the project
  • 13:30-13:40: Welcome words by CINEA
  • 13:40-14:00: Local achievements of Sofia - parking & beyond
  • 14:00-14:20: Keynote presentation

City presentations in two breakout rooms:

  • 14:30-16:15: Off-street parking (Sofia Room)
  • 14:30-16:15: Parking strategy (Triaditza II Room)
  • 16:15-16:30: Coffee break  
  • 16:30-17:00: Information about ParkPad
  • 17:00-18:00: Panel discussion about main results & future expectations
    • Susan Tully (Napier)
    • Patrick Auwerx (Mobiel21)
    • Martina Hertel (DiFU)
    • Riccardo Enei (Issinova)
    • Theo Thuis (EPA)
  • 19:00: Dinner at the Grand Hotel Sofia

16 June 2022 (Thursday)

  • 08:30-09:00: Welcome Coffee
  • 09:00-09:15: Information about the breakout sessions

City presentations in two breakout rooms:

  • 09:30-11:30: Innovation (Sofia Room)
  • 09:30-11:30: On-street Parking (Triaditza II Room)
  • 11:30-11:45: Coffee Break and return to Triaditza II room
  • 11:45-12:00:Park4SUMP main takeaways
  • 12:00-13:00: European Panel:
    • Results of high level discussions on parking standards
    • European legislative plans
    • Digitisation of parking management
  • 13-14:00: Light Lunch
  • 14-17:00: Site visit in Sofia