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An Action Cluster is an assembly of partners committing to work on specific issues related to smart cities, by sharing the knowledge and expertise with their peers, giving added-value to their national and local experience and identifying gaps that need to be fulfilled at European level. Stakeholders wishing to get involved in one of the 6 Action Clusters set up so far were selected through an "Invitation for Commitment" application process.
This Invitation for Commitment, which closed on 15 June 2014, invited interested parties to join the EIP by stepping forward and supporting its objectives in any of the eleven priority areas identified in the Strategic Implementation Plan.
A commitment is an intention to provide a measurable and concrete engagement in support of one or more priority areas over the next year or a longer period of time, linking energy, transport and ICT in the urban context. 441 commitments were submitted by groups of stakeholders spanning the public and private sector out of which 370 were selected to build up the Action Cluster.
The 6 Action Clusters which have been set up so far are:
- Business Models, Finance and Procurement
- Citizen Focus
- Integrated Infrastructures & Processes (including Open Data)
- Policy & Regulations / Integrated Planning
- Sustainable Districts and Built Environment
- Sustainable Urban Mobility