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

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 100 climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030

The Smart Cities WG has taken an active role in shaping the Mission on 100 climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030 - one of the five mission areas under Horizon Europe - and is closely following the implementation of the mission. Visit our dedicated Cities Mission page to learn more about our work on this.

Next Working Group Meetings

Next Working Group Meetings

E&C

Energy and Climate Working Group meeting - Hydrogen: what is the role for regions in the new EU policy developments & Clean Hydrogen Partnership 2023 calls?

Rodolphe Doité

On Thursday 16 February from 13:30 to 16:00, the Energy and Climate Change Working Group is organising an on-site and online event on the topic of Hydrogen, focusing on the role of regions in the new

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

Adaptation

Adaptation Task Force meeting

Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

We are pleased to invite you to the first ERRIN Adaptation Task Force meeting, which will take place on 24 January between 10:00-11:00 at the ERRIN premises (Rue du Luxembourg 3, 8th floor). The

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Smart Cities WG meeting: Initiatives supporting the implementation of the Cities Mission

Heidi Johansson

After the announcement of the 112 cities selected for the EU Mission on 100 climate-neutral and smart-cities by 2030, cities are exploring ways to effectively implement the mission objective of a net

Energy and Climate Working Group

Energy and Climate Change WG Meeting - People-centric Sustainable Buildings

Rodolphe Doité

On Friday 30 September from 10:30-12:00, the Energy and Climate Change Working Group hosted an on-site and online event on the topic of Sustainable Buildings. The meeting focused on the Built4People

WG Related Events

WG Related Events

Cities Forum 2023

The 5th edition of the Cities Forum will take place in Torino from 16-17 March 2023. It will consider current urban challenges, with a focus on green transition in cities and social inclusion.

CITIES TALK NATURE WEBINAR: Making nature-based solutions work for all - avoiding green gentrification

In the seventh CITIES TALK NATURE webinar, taking place on 16 February between 16:00-17:30, discussions will build on the recently published GOLD VI Report on Pathways to Urban and Territorial Equality, developed by United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) in partnership with the Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality (KNOW) research consortium.

Energy and Climate Working Group meeting - Hydrogen: what is the role for regions in the new EU policy developments & Clean Hydrogen Partnership 2023 calls?

On Thursday 16 February from 13:30 to 16:00, the Energy and Climate Change Working Group is organising an on-site and online event on the topic of Hydrogen, focusing on the role of regions in the new EU policy developments & Clean Hydrogen Partnership 2023 calls.

Lund - A winner of One Planet City Challenge 2022

In this webinar, Lund will present their green transition on 8 February at 09:00 AM (GMT+1). The target groups are officials working on climate change issues in cities, all around the world.

European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) 2024 award info day

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) Info Day, taking place virtually on 3 February 2023 at 10:00 CET, aims to address regions awarded with the EER label as well as candidate cities and regions in preparing their EER application.

1st European Mission Forum (EMiF): "Making Missions Work"

The 1st European Mission Forum will take place as an online event on 25 January 2023.

WG Documents

WG Documents

Letter on Cities' Concerns: Mission on Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities

The Smart Cities WG leaders developed a letter directed towards the Mission Manager and the Mission Secretariat of the Mission on Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities, as a follow-up from the Smart Cities WG meeting on the Cities Mission and the Expression of Interest in November 2021.

Handbook on implementation and adoption barriers of urban living labs developing nature-based solutions

Developing Urban Living Labs is a relatively novel approach in urban areas, and consequently, there are many challenges and barriers that cities face during ULL adoption. This handbook, developed by the UNaLab project, aims to identify and explore some common barriers to the adoption of Urban Living Labs, and provide cities with a tool and an understanding of how to strategically address these barriers.

ERRIN Input to the City Mission Implementation Plan

Please find attached ERRIN's input to the Implementation Plan of the Mission on climate-neutral and smart cities.

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.

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. 

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Final release of the DT4REGIONS platform out now

DT4REGIONS, a project in which ERRIN is a partner, has launched its final release of the DT4REGIONS platform. With the final release, all those interested in the digital transformation of the public sector can now submit related DT Stories and DT Solutions directly on the platform. At the heart of the project, these will serve to unlock experience sharing, mutual learning and connecting with the community of practitioners and experts across Europe.

Management Board elections 2022 – results

Between 3 and 17 October, ERRIN members could put forward their candidatures for this year’s ERRIN Management Board elections. Five new Management Board members were selected and approved at the Autumn Annual General Meeting on 8 December.

Call for local partners - SHARED GREEN DEAL project

SHARED GREEN DEAL project is offering local authorities, regional authorities and not-for-profit organisations the opportunity to apply for a €22,000 grant to implement local actions focussing on the behavioural, social and cultural dimensions of the European Green Deal. Deadline for applications is 31 January 2023.

Horizon Europe work programme 2023-24 adopted

The Horizon Europe work programme 2023-24 has been adopted by the European Commission.

NEB funding opportunities for 2023 and 2024 published

The New European Bauhaus (NEB) initiative is supported by a combination of different EU financing instruments. The overview of the available support for the years 2023-2024 has been just updated on the NEB website.

European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) Award call for applications

The 2024 edition of the European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) Award, promoted by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), was launched during the European Commission's SME Assembly. Regions and cities that are ready to implement a future-oriented entrepreneurial strategy are invited to apply until 29 March 2023.

Latest Updates

  • By Lucy Hammond

Final release of the DT4REGIONS platform out now

DT4REGIONS, a project in which ERRIN is a partner, has launched its final release of the DT4REGIONS platform. With the final release, all those interested in the digital transformation of the public sector can now submit related DT Stories and DT Solutions directly on the platform. At the heart of the project, these will serve to unlock experience sharing, mutual learning and connecting with the community of practitioners and experts across Europe.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Smart Cities WG questionnaire: Impacts of the Cities Mission

The Smart Cities WG is launching a questionnaire to collect input from members on the added value and impact of the Cities Mission on the local, regional and national level, which will be used in ERRIN's response to the European Commission's public consultation on the Horizon programmes. The deadline for responding to the questionnaire is Friday 27 January.

  • By Robin Bruck

Degewo is looking for municipal housing companies active in / interested in circular construction

The municipal housing company Degewo, majority owned by the State of Berlin, is looking for municipal housing companies that are active in circular construction and implementing circular economy approaches. Given that municipal housing companies face certain requirements and limitations compared to their privately owned counterparts, Degewo would like to exchange with and learn how others are approaching this topic.

  • By Silvia Ghiretti

Call for expression of interest in HORIZON-MISS-2023-CIT-01-01

ERRIN is calling for expression of interest in the Horizon call HORIZON-MISS-2023-CIT-01-01. Express your interest by Monday 16 January.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Management Board elections 2022 – results

Between 3 and 17 October, ERRIN members could put forward their candidatures for this year’s ERRIN Management Board elections. Five new Management Board members were selected and approved at the Autumn Annual General Meeting on 8 December.

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

Call for local partners - SHARED GREEN DEAL project

SHARED GREEN DEAL project is offering local authorities, regional authorities and not-for-profit organisations the opportunity to apply for a €22,000 grant to implement local actions focussing on the behavioural, social and cultural dimensions of the European Green Deal. Deadline for applications is 31 January 2023.