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 Smart Cities and Energy & Climate Change WG coffee meeting

Joint Smart Cities and Energy & Climate Change WG coffee meeting on Cluster 5

Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

The Energy & Climate Change and Smart Cities Working Groups are happy to invite you to an interactive coffee meeting focusing on the calls in Cluster 5, Destinations 2, 3 and 4 of the Horizon

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

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

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.

Horizon Europe brokerage event: Funding calls for nature-based solutions

As part of the Connecting Nature project's virtual enterprise summit, a Horizon Europe brokerage event on funding calls for nature-based solutions will be organised on 30th June between 10:00-11:30 CEST.

The New European Bauhaus - Creating sustainable living environment on local level

ERRIN has become a Bauhaus partner and set up a cross-sectoral task force to shape the New European Bauhaus initiative. As the first activity of the task force, a conversation will be hosted to discuss the objectives of the New European Bauhaus with the European Commission and provide input towards building a joint and multi-disciplinary initiative with regions and cities as its main drivers.

Horizon Europe info-days

The European Commission has announced the first edition of the Horizon Europe info-days, which will take place over 10 days, divided into nine themes. From 28 June to 9 July 2021, the event will give prospective applicants insight into the novelties, main funding instruments and processes of Horizon Europe.

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.

ERRIN Spring Annual General Meeting 2021

Welcome to ERRIN Spring Annual General Meeting 2021!  Taking place on 22 June just before the EU R&I Days, it will provide a great opportunity to exchange on the role and contribution of regional and local research and innovation ecosystems in the EU. The Spring AGM will also be a very special occasion as this year marks 20 years of ERRIN.

WG Documents

WG Documents

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.

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.

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Main Horizon Europe work programme adopted

The European Commission has adopted the main work programme of Horizon Europe for the period 2021-2022. The programme outlines the objectives and topic areas that will receive a share of €14.7 billion in funding.

The New European Bauhaus Prizes 2021- voting is open!

The New European Bauhaus Prizes 2021- voting is open! This initiative aims to break down boundaries between science and technology, art, culture and social inclusion, to find solutions to transform our living places and make them more beautiful, sustainable and inclusive. Vote until 18 June 2021.

New European Bauhaus Awards and New European Bauhaus Rising Stars

New European Bauhaus Awards and New European Bauhaus Rising Stars recognise existing achievements and support the younger generation to further develop emerging concepts and ideas. Deadline for applications: 31 May.

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. 

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

Main Horizon Europe work programme adopted

The European Commission has adopted the main work programme of Horizon Europe for the period 2021-2022. The programme outlines the objectives and topic areas that will receive a share of €14.7 billion in funding.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

The New European Bauhaus Prizes 2021- voting is open!

The New European Bauhaus Prizes 2021- voting is open! This initiative aims to break down boundaries between science and technology, art, culture and social inclusion, to find solutions to transform our living places and make them more beautiful, sustainable and inclusive. Vote until 18 June 2021.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

ERRIN event on the New European Bauhaus: open call for regional examples

ERRIN is organising a meeting on the New European Bauhaus initiative on 29 June. Express your interest if you have a concrete example of what is already happening on the ground related to the NEB and how this work could be further strengthened and accelerated through the Bauhaus initiative. Deadline for expressions of interest: 17th June.

  • By Heidi Johansson

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.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Exploratory study for the European Parliament on “Artificial Intelligence and urban development”

The CSIL, Centre for Industrial Studies, is carrying out an exploratory study for the European Parliament on “Artificial Intelligence and urban development”. We invite our members to provide their input to the study.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

New European Bauhaus Awards and New European Bauhaus Rising Stars

New European Bauhaus Awards and New European Bauhaus Rising Stars recognise existing achievements and support the younger generation to further develop emerging concepts and ideas. Deadline for applications: 31 May.