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SPARCS project kicks off in Finland

17 October 2019

SPARCS, a smart city initiative that brings together 31 partners in a network of sustainable and zero carbon communities, was officially launched at a meeting hosted in Espoo, Finland on 7-11 October.

The meeting was led by Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus VTT OY (VTT) and city of Espoo that is, along with Leipzig in Germany, both SPARCS lighthouse cities. As such, they will set large demonstrations activities that shall trigger citizen-centric urban transformation and...

Explore: Kozani Conference and SCIS Roadshow

09 October 2019

Do you remember our SCIS Smart City Roadshow Competition? We held our first roadshow in Kozani as part of the 1st international Balkan Clean Energy Transition Conference and Fair. There was a presentation by Nikolaos Kontinakis, Senior Projects Coordinator at EUROCITIES and part of the Smart Cities Information System (SCIS), talking about good...

Smart city projects share policy recommendations in Brussels

09 October 2019

During the European Week of Regions and Cities, the first three Smart Cities and Communities projects GrowSmarter, Remourban and Triangulum, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, hosted the session “...

Travel, Share & Learn: New Video - Tampere (STARDUST)

01 October 2019

Travel, Share & Learn

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Come on and  "Travel, Share & Learn" with us again. In the video today, we have visited Tampere in Finland, one of the three Lighthouse Cities of STARDUST project, again one of the "younger" Smart Cities and Communities Lighthouse projects.



SET-PlanConference 2019

27 September 2019

Finland will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union between 1 July and 31 December 2019. We are delighted to welcome you to the SET-Plan conference in Helsinki.

With the EU’s clean energy package and the Paris Agreement in place, the focus is now on their implementation. EU Member States’ 2030 National Energy and Climate Plans and the 2050 long-term strategies under the Paris Agreement aim to identify pathways to reach the agreed climate goals. Research and...

Workshop: AGORA Thematic Dialogue "Dilemmas of Public Space"

26 September 2019

JPI Urban Europe invites you to this year’s AGORA Stakeholder Involvement Platform workshop, on November 20-21 in Riga. Join the discussion and exchange with practitioners, research community, civil society organizations and public administration representatives. The workshop aims at identifying the dilemmas around public space development and maintenance, link challenges, potentials and characteristics and co-create an understanding of requirements and inclusive and secure public spaces....

Triple Wood – Sustainable Wood Building Culture in the Alpine Region

26 September 2019

Tue 8, October 2019
17:30 - 18:30

The Triple Wood project aims to establish a wood building culture across the Alpine region that brings social, ecological, and economical benefits to its communities. With Europe facing the devastating effects of the ongoing climate change, sustainable forestry and timber buildings are key elements to mitigate these developments and key contributions for "a greener Europe", as every cubic meter...

„Joanes Preis“ für soziale Stadtraumgestaltung

26 September 2019

Wie kann ein innerstädtischer Ort die soziale Gemeinschaftsbildung fördern? Antworten suchen die Joanes Stiftung und die Wohnungsbaugesellschaft degewo ab sofort mit dem erstmalig ausgeschriebenen „Joanes Preis“. Gesucht werden kreative Konzepte zur Gestaltung des neu entstehenden „Ackerplatzes“ in Berlin-Wedding. Von der künstlerischen Lichtinstallation über innovative Spiel- und Sportflächen bis zum…


The European Commission puts climate neutral and smart cities on the agenda at the Nordic Edge Expo

19 September 2019

The European Commission puts the Horizon Europe mission on climate neutral and smart cities on the agenda at the Nordic Edge Expo, the largest smart city event in the Nordics (Stavanger, Norway, 24-26 September).

On 24 September, the European Commission brings together key players like the EIP SCC, the SCIS and European networks like EUROCITIES and OASC as well as actors from across the continent, in the workshop “On a Mission for the European Cities of the Future - Achievements,...