Working Group Leaders

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

Smart Cities WG Leader

Leader

Bernadette Bergsma

Brainport Eindhoven EU Office Brussels

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 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.

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

This meeting will give an update on the Mission area: adaptation to climate change including societal transformation, discuss the regional and local perspective and explore how regions could engage in the implementation of this mission. Considering the active involvement of ERRIN members in the shaping of the city mission and the proposed climate city contract, synergies between the two missions will also be explored.

Webinar: Driving Urban Transitions - State of Play of a European Partnership under Development

This interactive webinar will focus on the Driving Urban Transitions Partnership and the outcomes of the AGORA Virtual Dialogue 2020 as well as the public consultation on the programme.

Mission on 100 climate-neutral cities by 2030

The EUREC is organising the workshop 'Mission on 100 climate-neutral cities by 2030', in reference to the specific Mission planned for the Horizon Europe funding programme. 

DIH webinar: Artificial Intelligence for Smart Cities

This webinar will build on previous discussions to explore how Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) will accelerate the take-up of AI by public administrations.

How can DIHs help the transition towards smart cities?

This webinar, organized by the EC, aims at bringing together Digital Innovation Hubs, Living Labs, City Labs, Policy Labs as well as cities and municipalities to share good practices for helping cities develop their digital strategies.

WG Documents

WG Documents

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. 

Proposal for the Driving Urban Transitions Partnership

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

ERRIN Contribution to the Mission on Climate Neutral and Smart Cities

Please find attached the second ERRIN 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.

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.

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Development of Horizon Europe Missions & ERRIN's related work

As the Horizon Europe Missions are becoming more clearly defined, ERRIN is working to further explore the role of regions within them.

ERRIN's contibution to the European Climate Pact

ERRIN has gathered inputs from members on their expectations towards the European Climate Pact and developed a contribution proposal.

Update from the ERRIN Secretariat – Our work policy

As Belgium moves away from confinement, the ERRIN Secretariat has developed a new work policy with necessary safety measures in line with national guidelines for the coming months.

European Green Deal call - have your say!

Help shape the call by taking part in the surveys for each of the 11 areas. Deadline 3 June 2020.

Prize for innovative batteries for eVehicles

The EU is set to award €10 million for a fully functional prototype of high-performing, sustainable battery for electric vehicles. 

ERRIN Position on the Mission on Climate Neutral and Smart Cities

ERRIN has, under the leadership of the Smart Cities working group, developed a position paper on the development of the Mission on Climate Neutral and Smart Cities.

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

Development of Horizon Europe Missions & ERRIN's related work

As the Horizon Europe Missions are becoming more clearly defined, ERRIN is working to further explore the role of regions within them.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

ERRIN's contibution to the European Climate Pact

ERRIN has gathered inputs from members on their expectations towards the European Climate Pact and developed a contribution proposal.

  • By Heidi Johansson

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.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Update from the ERRIN Secretariat – Our work policy

As Belgium moves away from confinement, the ERRIN Secretariat has developed a new work policy with necessary safety measures in line with national guidelines for the coming months.

  • By Ilaria d'Auria

Provide a regional example for the Spring AGM Policy Debate

Can your region be an example of how the COVID-19 recovery has shifted priorities, putting the green transition and research and innovation at the core of your strategy? We encourage you to get in touch with us as we are looking for regional cases to feed into the policy debate.

  • By Anna Tranberg

European Green Deal call - have your say!

Help shape the call by taking part in the surveys for each of the 11 areas. Deadline 3 June 2020.