The latest edition of the EIP-SCC Action Cluster Meetings took place in Brussels (Belgium) on 22nd November 2016.
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December is often the month to evaluate achievements for the year, and this was also the case for the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities, which already boasts more than 5,000 members. 2016 has been a year full of activities within the smart cities community and this has positively contributed to making European cities smarter.
Interview with Peter Staelens, Project Manager at Eurocities and Member of the New Mobility Services Initiative13.12.2016 | Comments: 0
The ‘Cleaner Transport Facility’ Will Support the Deployment of Alternative Fuels in the Transport Sector12.12.2016 | Comments: 0
On 1st December 2016 and coinciding with the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council Meeting in Brussels (Belgium), Violeta Bulc, Commissioner for Transport, and Pim van Ballekon, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), presented the ‘Cleaner Transport Facility’ (CTF).
On 23rd November 2016, the EIP-SCC Manifesto on Citizen Engagement was successfully launched during the Conference Inclusive Smart Cities: A European Manifesto on Citizen Engagement, which attracted more than 100 people from European Institutions, companies, cities, etc.
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.
Polis, a network of European cities and regions working together to develop innovative technologies and policies for local transport, celebrated its 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.
Download the Recording and Presentation of our Webinar ‘How Can Cities Enhance Collaboration with Businesses?’28.11.2016 | Comments: 0
On 24th November 2016, the EIP-SCC Business Models, Finance and Procurement Action Cluster held a webinar entitled ‘How Can Cities Enhance Collaboration with Businesses?’.