Working Group Leaders

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

Smart Cities WG Leader

Leader

Bernadette Bergsma

Brainport Eindhoven EU Office Brussels

Maja Busch Sevaldsen

Leader

Maja Busch Sevaldsen

Stavanger Region European Office

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

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 will explore synergies between the areas linked to Smart Cities and cooperates with the ERRIN WGs on Energy and Climate Change, Transport and ICT.

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

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

Smart Cities

Smart Cities WG Meeting: Discussion on Open Calls

Heidi Johansson

The Smart Cities Working Group is happy to invite you to the last WG meeting for this year. This meeting will focus on open calls related to Smart Cities and will function as an informal discussion

WG Events

WG Events

Save the Date: EU Research and Innovation for Cities of the Future

This event is jointly organized by the URBAN Intergroup of the European Parliament with the European Commission, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, on cities. Cities have moved to the centre of the European and Global Sustainability and Climate Agenda. This joint event will show how EU-funded Research and Innovation actions are driving Sustainable Urban Development to address major urban challenges.  Secure your spot at the event that brings together European Parliament (MEPs), city leaders and policy-makers, innovation providers, representatives of cities networks, pioneers…

Smart Cities WG meeting - information session

Welcome to the first Smart Cities WG meeting of the year!  At this meeting we will look at Horizon Europe and the SET-Plan as well as at our workplan for 2019. Please find the agenda attached and sign up via the button/form below.  (Please note that you need to be logged in to sign up.)

Bidding Effectively on the international stage - Public procurement and cross border tendering

The Project PPACT (funded by COSME, EU’s Programme for SMEs) has faced the challenge of improving SMEs participation in cross-border tenders related to Smart Cites (e.g. in mobility, health or energy). Now, reaching its end after 18 months, BSO services have been upgraded and SMEs bidding capabilities raised, aiming at spurring the procurement markets throughout Europe.   At this Final Open conference, the PPACT partners will be presenting Key results, Best practices and Strategies to help SMEs establish cross-border partnerships, thus enhancing their access to international tender…

Cities for Excellence

Be first in touch with Bilbao, Brno, Guimarães, Helsinki, Sønderborg, Vienna, Vilnius’ best practices on Smart Cities and innovative urban governance!  Cities for Excellence event will be held in Brussels on October 11th and 12th during the European Week of Regions and Cities 2018 at the Lithuanian and Portuguese Permanent Representations to EU.  Follow in first-hand the presentations from European Commission both opening and closing the plenary session, Friday October 12th.  Interventions from ERRIN, EUROCTITES, CARTIF, GAIA, VITO and Universities of Vilnius (VGTU) Minho, Wolverhampton will…

Six City Strategy (6Aika): Recipes for Happy Citizens and Thriving Business

How can we engage people in co-creation? What is a "City-as-a-Service"?   The Six City Strategy is a joint strategy of the six largest cities in Finland: Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Turku and Oulu. Together they tackle great challenges such as urbanisation and digitalisation and still evolve towards true human-centric cities. They turn schools, shopping centres, hospitals, nursing homes, streets, and neighbourhoods into innovation platforms and co-creation facilities, where new products and services are developed and tested.   They welcome you to their EURegionsTalk at the Square…

Cities as Platforms: Joint Value Creation in Post-2020 EU

The Six City Strategy is hosting an event during the European Week of Regions and Cities and would like to welcome you to join the discussion about cities and their significance in the future of Europe. 6Aika, The Six City Strategy, is a shared sustainable urban development strategy of the six biggest cities in Finland: Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Turku and Oulu. Together with businesses, universities, and citizens they have developed their cities into innovation platforms where businesses thrive and better services are created.  The discussion will be led by i.a. Dr. Jan Olbrycht (MEP…

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Last chance to sign up!

ICT AS AN ENABLER FOR SMART CITIES The ERRIN SCC, ICT and Opening Science WGs are jointly organising the event "ICT as an enabler for Smart Cities". The event will present the Horizon 2020 2018-2020 work plan relating to smart cities and highlight successful triple helix partnerships at the city level.  It will take place this Thursday, 26th October, so this is your last chance to sign up! Join us and other Smart Cities stakeholders to learn more about successful Smart Cities projects. Read more and sign up here

First Results from Smart Cities Manifesto Ambassador Cities

On the 23rd of November 2016, the EIP-SCC Manifesto on Citizen Engagement was launched during the Conference Inclusive Smart Cities: A European Manifesto on Citizen Engagement. Being the result of a successful co-creation experiment, the Manifesto was in fact drafted with the direct engagement of more than 50 stakeholders that actively contributed to shape its contents. Thanks to a sound dissemination strategy and being co-promoted with ICLEI Europe and ERRIN, it has reached multiple European and international stakeholders, being endorsed by more than 120 public and private sectors…

Latest Updates

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

Call for Challenges Still Open for the NBS Workshop at the Nordic Edge Expo

ERRIN will together with its Smart Cities WG members Eindhoven, Stavanger and Cities Northern Netherlands, and the European Network of Living Labs and the UNaLab project organise an NBS workshop during the Nordic Edge Expo on 26th September in Stavanger, Norway. The theme of the workshop is nature-based solutions and the aim of the workshop is to bring cities and regions together in a co-creative

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

Designing healthy and inclusive cities

The city of Eindhoven has agreed a long term strategic approach for the redevelopment of its city centre.

  • By Ryan Titley

Policy Recommendations - Regional R&I Ecosystems: Contributing to a competitive Europe

Going towards FP9, several reports - including the Lamy report - underlined the necessity to address the challenge of turning research knowledge into innovation and growth. To maximise impact and the European innovation potential, experience shows that strong territorial innovation ecosystems are essential.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

EU Research & Innovation for and with Cities - Yearly Mapping Report

The European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation published the yearly mapping report. This report provides an overview of the main EU Research and Innovation (R&I) actions for and with cities, promoted both at the European and international level to foster sustainable urban development.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

The European Commission launches the Digital Cities Challenge

The EU Digital Cities Challenge went on-line on 10 October, inviting European city leaders to express their interest! Cut-off dates for applications: -       24 November 2017 (for a first set of 7-9 cities) -       25 January 2018 (for a second group of 7-9 cities) The Challenge was officially launched by DG GROW, DG REGIO and the Committee of the Regions during the EWRC 2017 – at the workshop “Su

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

Are you a leader in regional development?

  Is your city or region a leader in development cooperation?