Project Details


The goal of the SPROUT project is to generate new, city-led, and innovative policy responses to the challenges presented by the emergence of digitally enabled business models, by new mobility patterns, and by corresponding travel/transport behaviour and decisions. In order to do this, SPROUT is collaborating with 5 pilot cities (Tel Aviv, Valencia, Kalisz, Budapest and Padua) that have real-life policy challenges as a result of an urban mobility transition in both passenger mobility and freight, covering urban and peri-urban areas, different emerging mobility solutions, and context requirements. These pilot cities are the project’s 1st-layer cities, and the results of their pilots will be evaluated in the project’s nine 2nd-layer cities, who are the validation cities. This enables the project to adopt a true city-led approach.

As part of the SPROUT project, MOBI lead work package 2, ‘Understanding transition in urban mobility’, which inventorized the drivers of urban mobility transition and applied them in the project’s 1st- and 2nd-layer cities, to present an overview of the current state of urban mobility and logistics. MOBI is also responsible for work package 3, which aims to develop city-specific do-nothing scenarios for the future of urban mobility in the pilot cities for a 2025/2030 timeline using the cross-impact balance analysis method. In WP4, MOBI will also be performing a Multi-Actor-Multi-Criteria (MAMCA) analysis to help develop city-led policy responses in each pilot city.SPROUT ensures an active participation of numerous representatives from authorities of small and medium-sized cities, and through the creation of an Open Innovation Community on Urban Mobility Policy.

Funding Acknowledgement(s)

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No [Number]
Short title or EU acronymSPROUT
Effective start/end date1/09/1928/02/23


  • European Commission


  • UMT
  • urban mobility
  • transport policy
  • Engineering

Flemish discipline codes in use since 2023

  • Transportation impact analysis


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