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 consolidate understanding and knowledge about innovative technologies for Smart Cities (in the framework of the SET-Plan) based on bottom-up input from the platform members, representing a balanced diversity of stakeholders. The WG aims to increase visibility, linking data and resources to potential users and developers and enabling cities and local governments to find the right solutions for cities.

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

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

Smart cities WG

Climate neutral and smart cities – from SET Plan to city mission

Anonymous

The next Smart Cities Working Group meeting will take place on Tuesday, 22nd October 2019 between 10:00-12:00 at the Greater Birmingham and West Midlands Brussels Office, located on Avenue d'

WG Events

WG Events

Smart Cities WG Meeting: Latest developments on PEDs and the future of Smart Cities

This Smart Cities WG meeting will take place on Tuesday, 14th May between 09:30 and 16:00 at the West Midlands Europe Hub Office, located on Avenue d'Auderghem 22-28, 1040 Brussels.  The meeting will be kicked off with a presentation by Haitze Siemers from DG ENER, focusing on future funding related to Smart Cities. This will be followed by presentations from the coordinators and city representatives of the two new European lighthouse projects, MAKING-CITY and +CityxChange. After the lunch break, there will be two consecutive breakout sessions with experts from the MAKING-CITY and +…

The Smart City Guidance Package: the way forward

On the 8th May a launch event of the Smart City Guidance Package (SCGP) will take place. During the event, the Integrated Planning, Policy and Regulations Action Cluster of the EIP-SCC will present the results of its work in order to provide public authorities of cities and communities, as well as non-governmental actors, with the necessary support for planning and managing smart city projects. Cities and communities that want to implement smart city strategies will benefit by learning through good practices. The experiences will be shared by project leaders, consortium members and city…

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…

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Designing healthy and inclusive cities

The city of Eindhoven has agreed a long term strategic approach for the redevelopment of its city centre. This strategy aims to create a city centre that is: Accessible for all Offers a high quality of public space, both in terms of health and in terms of economically viable and vibrant Is inclusive and offers the public space for all groups in society Is sustainable and environmentally sound, limiting pollution of soil, air and noise Is innovative These ambitions fit perfectly with the objectives of the current call on health and wellbeing in cities. Therefore, Eindhoven is looking for:…

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. In addition it presents a detailed overview of budget of Horizon 2020 and the past three research Framework Programmes (FP7, FP6 and FP5) committed to city-related projects.  The added value of this publication is to provide a comprehensive overview of actions and initiatives which…

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 “Supporting cities and regions to become successful digital ecosystems". The Digital Cities Challenge enables European cities to put advanced technologies at the service of their citizens. More…

Are you a leader in regional development?

  Is your city or region a leader in development cooperation? The PLATFORMAwards aim to reward the best city-to-city or region-to-region development cooperation projects, promoting decentralised cooperation and collecting data and indicators from the best European practices. Apply now for the first European prize of cities and regions’ international action, and show the world what your city is doing for sustainable development! All European Union subnational governments, regions and cities, are invited to submit their decentralised cooperation activities. Apply now before 15 December 2017!

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 Hilary Webb

Lahti, Finland announced as European Green Capital 2021 winner

Lahti, Finland, a partner of the ERRIN member Helsinki EU Office, has been named as European Green Capital 2021.

  • By Ilaria d'Auria

Are you interested in mobilising your region for a Horizon 2020 project?

ERRIN is pooling the interest of its member regions to work on a Horizon 2020 project on the innovative integration of migrants in local communities (urban/suburban/rural).

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Project on Smart Rural Areas in Europe

Metropolitan City of Turin (MCT) is a local authority located in Nothwest of Italy, bordering with South-East France. It is one of the largest metropolitan areas in terms of size and population and with a more than 50% rural territory, with a quite big urban pole at the centre: the Turin city. MCT is composed by 312 Municipalities that are mostly small and very small towns: 80% of the municipalities has less than 5,000 inhabitants.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Are you interested in a project proposal on climate resilience of European coastal cities and settlements?

ERRIN is looking for partners for the Horizon 2020 call LC-CLA-13-2020 - Climate resilience of European coastal cities and settlements.

  • By Hilary Webb

City-zen Closing Event

The City-zen Closing Event will explore how Amsterdam and Grenoble worked together on their journey to carbon neutrality. The two day event will showcase all the lessons learnt from the last five years in what is 'truly a tale of two cities'. 

  • 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.