The British City of Chester has been selected as the winner of the Access City Award 2017, which recognised its inclusive measures for people with a disability in different sectors, in particular the tourism sector.
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Polis, a network of European cities and regions working together to develop innovative technologies and policies for local transport, celebrated the 2016 Annual Polis Conference in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) on 1st-2nd December 2016. Around 450 urban mobility professionals from all over Europe met each other to discuss on transport innovation.
In order to keep the European Union competitive at a time that the clean energy transition is changing global energy markets, the European Commission presented the ‘Clean Energy for all Europeans’ package of measures which aims at putting energy efficiency first, achieving global leadership in renewable energies and providing a fair deal for consumers.
A package of €222.7 million from the EU budget has been allocated by the European Commission to support Europe’s transition to a more sustainable and low-carbon future. The purpose of this package is to spur additional investments leading to a total of €398.6 million to be invested into 144 new projects in 23 Member States.
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On 24th November 2016, the EIP-SCC Business Models, Finance and Procurement Action Cluster held a webinar titled ‘How Can Cities Enhance Collaboration with Businesses?’.
On the occasion of the Climate Summit for Local and Regional Leaders which took place on 14th November 2016, the European Commission announced the start of work on the implementation of the Regional Covenant for North America, covering the US, Canada and Mexico.
The EIP-SCC Action Cluster on Business Models, Finance and Procurement is pleased to announce the launch of the EIP-SCC Funding Guide, a new instrument elaborated by the Action Cluster in collaboration with the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy initiative.
On 16th November 2016, the three winners of the World Smart City Awards 2016 were announced in the scope of the Smart City Expo World Congress, which took place in Barcelona (Spain) from 15th to 17th November. The winners are: the City of New York for the City Award, the Austrian Aspern Smart City Research for the Project Award and the Kenyan Microclinic Technologies for the Innovative Global South Award.
On November 14th 2016, Mr. Günter Oettinger, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, took over the chair of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities. During the last six months, the EIP-SCC has been under the umbrella of DG Mobility and Transport and Violeta Bulc, Commissioner for Transport.
In the context of the interim evaluation of the Horizon 2020 Programme, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, the European Commission has launched a public stakeholder consultation in order to get direct feedback from researchers, entrepreneurs, innovators, citizens and all types of organisations that have participated in the programme.