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Citizen Focus

 

Handbook: Principles and Enablers for Citizen Engagement
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‘Citizen Focus’ is about industries, civil society, and different layers of government working together with citizens to realize public interests at the intersection of ICT, mobility and energy in an urban environment. Much has already been done to engage citizens for mobility, energy efficiency, sustainability and related topics – though individual entrepreneurs, rather than larger-scale industry and government are often the drivers. There are also many ICT platforms for crowd funding and collaboration. Likewise, citizens are already creating apps and services to help cities solve problems. 

However, these positive signs can be amplified and focused, thus providing an European way to build smart cities. The most relevant approaches on Citizen Focus are:

  • Projects that create an enabling environment for citizens to solve the problems they identify. Additionally, projects that help the most successful citizen-led projects scale – in a city or internationally.
  • Projects that facilitate a conversation between stakeholders, where citizens’ voices are not only heard, but instrumental in solution design, allowing for better results and creating faster and more targeted improvements.

Since 2014, this cluster has been involved in an intensive mapping, analytical mutual learning and networking efforts among its 61 Commitments and beyond. In 2015, the Action Cluster presented its first Toolkit on Principles and Enablers for Citizen Engagement, which was developed with the support of citizens. Many of those principles have been integrated in the draft version of the Manifesto on Citizen Engagement that the Action Cluster is currently preparing and asking for your contributionas you can see in the Manifesto Roadmap.

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Our ongoing initiatives

 

Citizen City

Citizen-Centric Approach to Data

 

Get in contact with the Citizen Focus Action Cluster at citizenfocus@eu-smartcities.eu.

Commitments

Through our benchmarks and a open (and big) data structure we provide full transparancy for members, auditors and citizens. 

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by Antonio Kung (Antonio Kung)
at 14:39, 12 November 2015

To ensure that ICT solutions integrated in EIP smart cities will be compliant with future privacy regulation.

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by José María Diez (José María Diez)
at 10:16, 28 January 2015

Asociación Red Española de Ciudades Inteligentes (RECI), Spanish Smart Cities Association, is an Association created under the public law in Spain in June 2012, and officially approved by the Spanish Internal Affairs

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Wansdronk initiated the Key to Innovation 'Zeroenergy buildings with lowexergy storage'.

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by Piermichele La Sala (Innovagritech Srl)
at 17:08, 25 November 2014

The consortium’s partners are representatives of both urban and rural municipalities, industry, local stakeholders and research world too.

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Blogs

by Serguei Golovanov (golemit) at 14:06, 20 June 2016

We invite forward looking innovative municipalities to join existing consortium of cities for H2020 CPS Labs call, the deadline is on 22.06.2016.

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by Ophelie Durand (OphelieDurand) at 18:24, 13 June 2016

The Mobile Age project

Launch of a three-year EU co-funded project to develop accessible and inclusive online public services for senior citizens

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Video

Citizen Focus Webinar - Principles and Enablers for Citizen Engagement 06/10/2015

Interview - Citizen Focus Action Cluster Meeting 21st May 2015

Interview - Citizen Focus Action Cluster Meeting 13th February 2015

Interview - Citizen Focus Action Cluster

Members

Urban Resilience S.L.


Torino Wireless (TOWL)


Associação tice.pt


Cellent AG



Management Team

SmartVenice srl


Elena Mozgovaya (co-chair)

The Next Network - Nexthamburg


Mario Conci (manager)

HIT - Hub Innovazione Trentino


Latest comments

Here it is! Hope you could join us for this  on line discussion https://attendee.gotowebinar....
Please can you send me an invitation to the webminar? Thank you, David Janner-Klausner