Working Group Leaders

Representatives of Brussels-based offices leading the work of the Smart Cities Working Group.

Pieter Faber

Leader

Pieter Faber

Cities Northern Netherlands

Miia Paananen

Leader

Miia Paananen

Turku-Southwest Finland European Office

Lars Rachlitz

Leader

Lars Rachlitz

Greater Copenhagen EU Office

Anthony van de Ven

Leader

Anthony van de Ven

Brainport Eindhoven EU Office Brussels

Runa Monstad

Leader

Runa Monstad

Stavanger Region European Office

Smart Cities

The objective of the Working Group is to act as a platform to discuss and share information on priorities and funding opportunities linked to Smart Cities. The WG aims to facilitate sharing of experiences and support matchmaking to develop new partnerships and projects. The WG explores synergies between the areas linked to Smart Cities and cooperates with the ERRIN WGs on Energy and Climate Change, Transport and ICT.

Mission on Climate Neutral and Smart Cities

The Smart Cities WG has taken an active role in shaping the Mission on Climate Neutral and Smart Cities - one of the five mission areas under Horizon Europe - and is closely following the work of the Mission Board. Visit our dedicated Mission page to learn more about our work on this.

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

Joint meeting

Joint Energy and Smart Cities WG meeting: Mission on adaptation to climate change

Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Horizon Europe will incorporate, as a new element, research and innovation missions. One of the five mission area is adaptation to climate change including societal transformation. This mission area

Smart Cities

Smart Cities WG Webinar: Towards climate-neutrality in Horizon Europe - A city mission and an urban partnership

Heidi Johansson

In light of the current restrictions posed by COVID-19, this working group meeting will be organised as a webinar. Please register through this link. Welcome to the second Smart Cities WG meeting of

WG Events

WG Events

Vienna UP'20

ViennaUP'20 is a week of more than 80 events designed to inspire startups, corporates, investors and talent, connecting the Viennese startup scene with the world.

Towards a green and circular economy in the Euro-Mediterranean region

The aim of this webinar is to introduce interested ERRIN members to the Green Growth Community, and the many ways of benefitting from the Green Growth project activities led by ERRIN. The webinar will provide valuable insights into some of the results developed by the community and the impact these results have had in regions around Europe. Moreover, the future of Interreg will be presented together with opportunities of Interreg for greener European projects.

UASNL lunch session: SDG11 meets applied research, 20 January 2021

Curious to learn more about SDG11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), and how applied research contributes to this? Then join the first UASNL online lunch session on 20 January 2021.

EIT Urban Mobility Summit

Join in the first edition of the EIT Urban Mobility flagship event that brings together partners, stakeholders from all sectors, policymakers and scientific experts.

UNaLab Project Consortium Webinar Series

The UNaLab project is organising a three-day webinar series between 24-26 November to highlight the application of tools and resources developed by the project to the various phases of the implementation of nature-based solutions.

Webinar: The importance of urban green and blue spaces for mental health

The UNaLab project, in which ERRIN is a partner, is together with the Grow Green, Connecting Nature and CLEVER Cities projects organising a webinar focusing on the importance of urban green and blue spaces for mental health in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

WG Documents

WG Documents

ERRIN Contribution to the City Mission Interim Report and the Green Deal Call 1.2

Please find attached ERRIN's contribution to the interim report of the Mission on Climate Neutral and Smart Cities and the Green Deal Call 1.2. 

Report by the Mission Board: 100 climate neutral cities by 2030 - by and for the citizens

The latest version of the interim report by the Mission Board on Climate Neutral and Smart Cities.

Proposal for the Driving Urban Transitions Partnership

Attached is the approved concept for the Driving Urban Transitions Partnership.

ERRIN Input to the Driving Urban Transitions Partnership Consultation

ERRIN provided input to the public consultation to shape the European Partnership on Driving Urban Transitions. 

ERRIN Contribution to the Mission on Climate Neutral and Smart Cities

Please find attached ERRIN's contribution to the Mission on Climate Neutral and Smart Cities.

ERRIN Draft Contribution to the Mission on Climate Neutral Cities

Please find attached ERRIN's first draft contribution to the Mission on Climate Neutral Cities.

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Commission presents Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy

The European Commission has presented its Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy alongside an Action Plan of 82 initiatives to guide its work over the coming four years. 

ERRIN Autumn Annual General Meeting – registration open!

We are happy to invite you to ERRIN’s Autumn Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will take place on 10 December, 14.00-17.00. Even if the AGM takes place on-line, it will include several interactive elements and an occasion to virtually connect with colleagues in the network.

Study on the use of urban green spaces

The UNaLab project is conducting a study on how people generally perceive and use urban green spaces, and how these use patterns have changed due to the COVID-19 situation. The results of this study will contribute to the design of urban green spaces to satisfy the needs of all urban citizens.

JPI Urban Europe Policy conference – towards the Driving Urban Transition Partnership

The JPI Urban Europe Policy conference took place yesterday online. The conference served as forum to exchange on the opportunities for and needs of cities and municipalities in the face the EU Green Deal and the Urban Agenda.

Management Board elections 2020 – call for nominations launched!

Every year ERRIN holds elections for the Management Board. You can put forward your candidature for this year’s elections until 26 October.

Leuven announced as European Capital of Innovation 2020

Leuven has been announced as the winner of the European Capital of Innovation 2020. The city will receive €1,000,000 for its excellent innovation concepts, processes and governence models.

Latest Updates

  • By Heidi Johansson

Provide input to the Smart Cities WG's Work Plan for 2021

The Smart Cities WG members are invited to provide input on the working group's draft work plan by Wednesday 20 January.

  • By Hilary Webb

Commission presents Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy

The European Commission has presented its Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy alongside an Action Plan of 82 initiatives to guide its work over the coming four years. 

  • By Hilary Webb

AGM Virtual networking: Discover secret talents within ERRIN!

The ERRIN team has designed a festive networking game that will take place at the end of the Autumn AGM. In order to make it happen, we need your secret talents!

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

ERRIN Autumn Annual General Meeting – registration open!

We are happy to invite you to ERRIN’s Autumn Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will take place on 10 December, 14.00-17.00. Even if the AGM takes place on-line, it will include several interactive elements and an occasion to virtually connect with colleagues in the network.

  • By Antoine Videau

GD Call 10.2: La Rochelle Urban Community looks for partners

Based on this experience, La Rochelle Urban Community proposes to provide expertise and experimentation on change in societal practices and in the behaviour of individuals, communities, public and private organisations in the field of mobility behaviour and minimising traffic-related emissions and local sustainable food promotion.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Study on the use of urban green spaces

The UNaLab project is conducting a study on how people generally perceive and use urban green spaces, and how these use patterns have changed due to the COVID-19 situation. The results of this study will contribute to the design of urban green spaces to satisfy the needs of all urban citizens.