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.

Next Working Group Meetings

Next Working Group Meetings

Smart Cities

Smart Cities WG meeting: Dialogue with the European Commission on the City Mission

Heidi Johansson

We are happy to welcome you to our next Smart Cities Working Group meeting, which will look at the state of play of the Horizon Europe Mission on climate-neutral and smart cities. The meeting will

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

Smart Cities

Smart Cities WG Meeting: Towards the Mission on Climate Neutral Cities

Heidi Johansson

We are happy to welcome you to the first Smart Cities Working Group meeting for 2020! The meeting will take place on 21st January between 14:00-17:00, followed by a networking drink, and is kindly

WG Events

WG Events

European Week of Regions and Cities 2021

The 19th edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities will take place as a mostly digital event this October under the theme 'Together for Recovery.' Apply to become an event partner by 26 March 2021.

European Research and Innovation Days 2021

The 2021 edition of the European Research and Innovation Days will take place as an online event this coming June.

Regions in Recovery - Global e-festival

This summer the Regions in Recovery e-festival will welcome researchers and policymakers to discuss subjects under themes related to the re-emergence of regions and cities following the pandemic. 

Horizon Europe Matchmaking event: Clusters 5 and 6

ERRIN together with the Research Council of Norway and the Norwegian EU networks FINN-EU, Horizon Sustainable Oslo Region and Horizon Mid-Norway are organising a tailored, virtual matchmaking event to assist public actors, research communities, businesses and NGOs in finding the right match for upcoming calls in clusters 5 and 6 of Horizon Europe. Save the dates and find the right match for your project idea!

Horizon Europe Matchmaking event: Clusters 5 and 6

ERRIN together with the Research Council of Norway and the Norwegian EU networks FINN-EU, Horizon Sustainable Oslo Region and Horizon Mid-Norway are organising a tailored, virtual matchmaking event to assist public actors, research communities, businesses and NGOs in finding the right match for upcoming calls in clusters 5 and 6 of Horizon Europe. Save the dates and find the right match for your project idea!

The New European Bauhaus conference

The conference of The New European Bauhaus will take place on 22 and 23 April. The agenda features the presentation of the New European Bauhaus Vision and Timeline, but also opening remarks by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen and the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli. During the two-day event, many dialogues and panel discussions will be organised. 

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

ERRIN's new SwafS project MOSAIC

Learn more about ERRIN's new project MOSAIC - Mission-Oriented SWafS to Advance Innovation through Co-creation. The project explores a Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) approach to Open Innovation, involving a range of different stakeholders.

Ten new European Partnerships proposed to fast-forward green and digital transitions

The European Commission has proposed to establish ten new European Partnerships between the European Union, Member States and/or the industry with the aim of speeding up the twin transitions.

Now available: ERRIN priorities 2021 and Working Groups annual plans

Every year ERRIN defines workstreams to guide its work throughout the coming 12 months, closely linking to its core missions and indicating the crucial interests towards the EU R&I agenda. 

Opportunity to participate in a knowledge transfer process led by ERRIN

ERRIN hosted a webinar to introduce its members to the Green Growth Community and how they can make use of the community's knowledge, results, and experiences through the Green Growth project activities led by ERRIN.

2021 kicks off with new R&I opportunities and the 20th anniversary of ERRIN

2021 marks a start of the new EU financial period that comes with new programmes, instruments and actions. Taking full advantage of those new opportunities for regions and regional innovation ecosystems is one of our key priorities this year.

Share a message to celebrate 20 years of ERRIN

The year 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of ERRIN! As we prepare to celebrate this milestone moment for the network we invite members, partners and friends of ERRIN to share a celebration message about the occasion. 

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

ERRIN's new SwafS project MOSAIC

Learn more about ERRIN's new project MOSAIC - Mission-Oriented SWafS to Advance Innovation through Co-creation. The project explores a Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) approach to Open Innovation, involving a range of different stakeholders.

  • By Hilary Webb

Ten new European Partnerships proposed to fast-forward green and digital transitions

The European Commission has proposed to establish ten new European Partnerships between the European Union, Member States and/or the industry with the aim of speeding up the twin transitions.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Now available: ERRIN priorities 2021 and Working Groups annual plans

Every year ERRIN defines workstreams to guide its work throughout the coming 12 months, closely linking to its core missions and indicating the crucial interests towards the EU R&I agenda. 

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

2021 kicks off with new R&I opportunities and the 20th anniversary of ERRIN

2021 marks a start of the new EU financial period that comes with new programmes, instruments and actions. Taking full advantage of those new opportunities for regions and regional innovation ecosystems is one of our key priorities this year.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Opportunity to participate in a knowledge transfer process led by ERRIN

ERRIN hosted a webinar to introduce its members to the Green Growth Community and how they can make use of the community's knowledge, results, and experiences through the Green Growth project activities led by ERRIN.

  • By Hilary Webb

Share a message to celebrate 20 years of ERRIN

The year 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of ERRIN! As we prepare to celebrate this milestone moment for the network we invite members, partners and friends of ERRIN to share a celebration message about the occasion.