First Life proposes a new social network which revises the basis of existing ones and has the following characteristics: 1) It offers a geo-referenced representation like Google Maps does, but it is more dense and interactive.
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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 EIP-SCC Manifesto on Citizen Engagement, which was officially launched during the Conference Inclusive Smart Cities: A European Manifesto on Citizen Engagement, celebrated on 23rd November 2016 in Brussels (Belgium). The event gathered the main EU level networks of regional and local authorities, civil society organisations, knowledgeable scholars and practitioners as well as industry representatives to cooperate and commit to active involvement of citizens.
Outcomes of the AC Meetings 2016
Our ongoing initiatives
Get in contact with the Citizen Focus Action Cluster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The company aims to design and implement an integrated citizen participation platform, where citizens within the boundaries of a Municipality can report their problems, complains, suggestions and issues.
The Educating City (EC) project activates a rethinking of the traditional learning environment and the role of teachers by implementing experimental educational models to renew the teaching & learning ecosystems, with a life-long learning approach within different places (school, outdoor, le
We would like to commit to work mainly in the area of “Citizen focus”, in activities of user-research, interaction and interface design and service design.
Our team prepares the RDI proposal for H2020 calls related to smart sustainable governance.
Smart City Monitor team invites everyone who is interested in city cluster projects supported by structural funds, Horizon 2020 and other existing financial instruments at the national and international levels by learining novel approaches to SCC management and governance in pr
We invite forward looking innovative municipalities to join existing consortium of cities for H2020 CPS Labs call, the deadline is on 22.06.2016.
Launch of a three-year EU co-funded project to develop accessible and inclusive online public services for senior citizens
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