Spanish Network of Smart Cities - RECI

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
Ministry the 15th October 2012, Group: 1 / Section: 1st / National Number: 601029. PIC Number: 945973683. It is considered as public and VAT free, as the members are all public (City Councils in Spain)
Constituted by 49 City Councils, the network has got specific groups to work deeply into different areas: Environment, Government, Energy, and Social Aspects. There is one group as well covering the whole areas, named Open Data, and each group counts with sub topic as the Smart Tourism in the Government Group.
The Network has been exchanging good practices in all these areas, sharing experiences and even tools as open software, procedures or legislation, in order to replicate with less resources in other cities.
The Network decided in the statutes two technological partners: Fundetec and Telefónica. Fundetec being the Secretariat of the network.
Knowledge Sharing
Sustainable Districts and Built Environment, Integrated Infrastructures and Processess across Energy, ICT, and
Transport, Citizen Focus, Policy and Regulation, Baselines, Performance Indicators and Metrics, Open Data
Governance, Standards, Business Models, Procurement and Funding
The commintment is related to the big lobby created in the Country of Spain regarding Smart Cities. The 49 Councils working together in different groups such as Energy, Environmental issues, ICT, Open Data, Governement and Culture and Tourism. The Network has been working for the last two years sharing experiences basically but also working on a high level in political área. The President of the RECI is the Lord Mayor of Santander. Some other issues regarding political level has been the collaboration with different Ministries at Spanish level, mainly the Industry and the Public Administrations ones, being involved and actively working with them in groups regarding standards and open data (AENOR groups) or directly sending proposals at Spanish Ministries level, or to the Cities and municipalities Association of Spain. The operational plan will cover all these aspects but regarding an European visión, sharing knowledge and organizational issues regarding cities. The ICT is the main topic the RECI is concerned and the implementation in all the áreas of the city. Some aspects covering are very innovative as the open data for citizens, and has been working closely with the organization created by the Industry Ministry,, regarding this topic.
The city meets regularly and also in terms of management has been very innovative with virtual encounters almost every month and a half or two months.
The RECI wants to actively participate at European level as it has been participating at local level.
Basically the same goal of the platform is the same goals of the network, with the only difference of one whole country working together.
Inclusiveness and Partnership With a proper group of ICT, Energy or Environment, the relevant partners involved will work in these topics.
The cities of Murcia (Energy), Vitoria Gasteiz (Environment), Valencia (ICT and Open Data) or A Coruna (Government) as well as Santander as the Presidency or Burgos (involved in Mobility issues but leading CiViNET Network) will be involved as relevant stakeholders. All of those cities have experience in terms of European projects and European involvement before.
Is the commitment potentially open to additional partners and if so, in which priority area (please tick the relevant options)?
  • Sustainable Districts and Built Environment
  • Integrated Infrastructures and Processes across Energy, ICT, and Transport
  • Citizen Focus
  • Policy and Regulation
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Baselines, Performance Indicators and Metrics
  • Open Data Governance
  • Standards
  • Business Models, Procurement and Funding

The geographical coverage is the whole Spain. The RECI produces outputs ad documents about the different topics related.
Results expected in 2014 Out puts regarding Energy, Environmental issues or Open Data along with out puts regarding collaboration of the AENOR group (Open Data and Standards)