The Horizon Europe “Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities” Mission, and now 17 Smart Cities Lighthouse programmes provide a clear backdrop that cities matter; and that collaboration, common solutions, and integrated approaches can help accelerate us to deliver scale impact in European cities.
This workshop continues the process of strengthening each initiative; tightening the connections between these interdependent initiatives; mobilising cities, industry, investors, and scientific organisations to commit to make things real in the market.
The workshop will be very hands on. After a brief orientation, each Action Cluster & Initiative will focus on action – to refresh their 100-day / 6-9months plans towards agreed long-term targets; consider routes to funding; and identify key inter-connections and challenges. Then, interdependencies and synergies between initiatives will be explored. All to support broader and faster deployment of a coherent set of initiatives that can help European Cities deliver better societal outcomes.