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, she 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 focussing 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. Polis supports the exchange of experiences between European local and regional authorities, facilitates the dialogue with other actors of the transport sector, including industry and research, and acts as the urban mobility voice of its members towards the European institutions. The network engages in debates around topical issues such as MaaS, automated transport, electromobility, and shared mobility services.