An Initiative pools the work of the various partners around a particular objective, promoting learning beyond project and geographic borders, and opening the results to the world at large. Links with EU-funded projects allow results to be consumed by the thousands of people active on the Marketplace. Each Initiative is led by one of our six Action Clusters.

Business Models & Finance

City Wisdom


This initiative contributes to the Smart Cities Marketplace

Read more Members: 6 Documents: 8 Projects: 1 Discussions: 1

City Financing Platforms


Contribute to summary paper “Digital Financing Platforms for Cities” (until Dec 2020)

Read more Members: 10 Documents: 1 Projects: 1 Discussions: 1
Citizen Focus

Innovate.City - European Network of City Policy Labs

Main Goal: create a European Network of Policy Labs to develop an urban structure for the participatory policymaking that will become the engine of the city's progress strategy.

Read more Members: 5 Documents: 1 Projects: 0 Discussions: 0


Main Goal: Develop Tools and Platforms to make citizens central in the delivery of smart projects 

Read more Members: 17 Documents: 6 Projects: 0 Discussions: 1

Citizen Centric Approach to Data

Main Goal: Disseminate data protection guidelines 

Read more Members: 5 Documents: 14 Projects: 0 Discussions: 0

Participatory Budgeting for Inclusive Smart Cities and Communities

Main goal: Fostering knowledge, sharing of good practices & supporting capacity building for the implementation of Participatory Budgeting in Smart Cities

Read more Members: 9 Documents: 5 Projects: 0 Discussions: 0
Integrated Infrastructures and Processes

Geospatial Cities

The Geospatial Cities Initiative lead by Eurisy and the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communiti

Read more Members: 25 Documents: 2 Projects: 0 Discussions: 0

Humble Lamppost

Main Goal: 10 Million Smart Lampposts across EU Cities 

Read more Members: 50 Documents: 17 Projects: 0 Discussions: 9

Urban Data Platform

Main Goal: To speed the adoption, at scale, of common open urban data platforms, and ensure that 300 million European citizens are served by cities with competent urban data platfo

Read more Members: 200 Documents: 17 Projects: 0 Discussions: 0