Karen Vancluysen was appointed as Secretary General of the Polis network in September 2014, after having been the network's Research Director for 8 years. Since 1998, Karen has been involved in European urban transport networking and policy activities and many EU research and innovation projects covering a wide range of urban mobility topics. Polis is the leading European network of cities and regions on urban transport innovation. For 30 years already, members have been working together to develop sustainable and innovative urban mobility solutions for the city of today and tomorrow. The network also engages in debates around topical issues such as active travel, shared mobility services, MaaS, automated transport, electromobility and innovative governance approaches.