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Changement climatique et transition énergétique: Dialoguons!

14 June 2019

At the end of April, the European Commission, in collaboration with the City of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, the “Maison du Développement Durable” and with support of the SCIS (Smart Cities Information System), organised a participatory dialogue on the topic of climate/energy in the “Lycée Martin V” in Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve. Leading questions for the Citizens Dialogue where: What are our concerns about climate change? And what specific energy measures can we propose to protect the...

Sign up! Merge of SCIS & EIP-SCC Newsletters

05 June 2019

Click here to sign up for the new SCIS&EIP-SCC Explore, Shape and Deal Newsletter

The rumours you are hearing about SCIS and EIP-SCC joining forces to offer you the ultimate one-stop-shop for all your Smart City related questions and needs are true!

First things first, we will merge our two newsletters and give you one instead of two – a better and more...

New Interview: Celsius demo site Islington

30 May 2019

Imagine it is winter and the days and nights are cold, but you just put more clothes on and go to bed earlier, because you cannot afford to switch on your heating. This is the plight of many elderly residents who live in cities like London. The cost of living is high, and that includes thermal energy, so when you are on a fixed income, like your pension, heating is a luxury.

This is what is meant by fuel poverty; the supply is available, but you cannot...

New Interview: ME2 demo sites Lisbon and Amsterdam

22 May 2019

"‘Gnōthi seauton’, ‘know thyself’, is one of the most enduring pieces of ancient Greek wisdom. Knowledge is power, and knowledge of yourself is power over your actions. This ancient adage lay at the heart of the hypotheses of the ME2 project: if people can understand their energy use, they will be able and willing to improve it.

The project endeavoured to test this hypothesis by equipping 50 people in Lisbon, and 50 people in Amsterdam with ‘smart meters’ devices that could measure...

SCIS with two sessions at EUSEW19

16 May 2019

This year's EUSEW - the EU Sustainable Energy Week - is taking place in Brussels from 17 through 21 June.

The Policy Conference of EUSEW 2019 will take place from 18 to 20 June 2019.

And of course, SCIS will be there with two session for you:

1) Policies and models for the energy transition: from barriers to breakthroughs


New Interview: MOEEBIUS demo site Mafra

15 May 2019

"Working together with the people who use the (retrofitted) buildings in their day to day lives is an issue that can be catastrophic, but which often receives too little attention until it’s too late."

...and that's just one of the learnings you will read about in our latest interview, conducted by Anthony Colclough from EUROCITIES, with MOEEBIUS demo site Mafra in Portugal, where Anthony spoke to Filipe Neves da Silva of Instituto...

STUNNING Renovation Hub

23 April 2019

STUNNING Renovation Hub is a free online platform that was launched with EU H2020 funding to facilitate and increase the exchange of experience at European level for attractive energy-efficient renovation or refurbishment of buildings. It offers:

  • Articles on innovative refurbishment packages – description of the embedded technologies, information on challenges and barriers during implementation, lessons...

"Urban Reverb" Episode 6 out now

11 April 2019

The sixth episode of our SCIS podcast - Urban Reverb - is out now.

This month, Anthony Colclough from EUROCITIES talked to the Turkish demo sites of CityFied, Remourban and MatchUp.

On a regular basis, "Urban Reverb" informs...

Urban Agenda for the EU Assessment Study

09 April 2019

On behalf of the European Commission (DG REGIO)

Urban Agenda for the EU Assessment Study - Invitation to contribute to the Stakeholder Consultation

Have your say on the Urban Agenda for the EU and its future development! The European Commission is conducting an assessment study on the Urban Agenda for the EU (UAEU). You are kindly invited to provide feedback on the implementation and performance of UAEU since its launch via the Pact of Amsterdam in 2016. Your views are...