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CITIES IN TRANSITION - The role of digital in shaping our future “Think Local, Act European”

28.01.2017 | Comments: 0

The EUROCITIES Knowledge Society Forum (KSF) and the Green Digital Charter (GDC) jointly hosted the conference ‘Cities in Transition – The role of digital in shaping our future cities’ on 25 January 2017.

The event that brought together over 100 participants, hosted a political debate focused on exchanging views on politicians ‘smart city’ visions and expectations of the recently established Urban Agenda partnership on digital transition as well as two parallel technical workshops.


Seminar - Investing in Europe: Building a coalition of smart cities & regions towards a Third Industrial Revolution

26.01.2017 | Comments: 0

The European Committee of the Regions and the European Commission will jointly host a high-level seminar on 7 February 2017 in Brussels:

The seminar will be co-hosted by Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President of the European Commission and Markku Markkula, President of the European Committee of the Regions. They will be joined by Jeremy Rifkin, President of the Foundation on Economic Trends.

This event is part of the follow-up to "Invest and Connect", the 7th European Summit of Regions and Cities in Bratislava, which took place in July 2016.

Take a Look at the Outcomes of the EIP-SCC Action Cluster Meetings

15.12.2016 | Comments: 0

The latest edition of the EIP-SCC Action Cluster Meetings took place in Brussels (Belgium) on 22nd November 2016.

More than 5,000 Smart Cities Stakeholders Work to Make EU Cities Smarter

14.12.2016 | Comments: 0

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.

The ‘Cleaner Transport Facility’ Will Support the Deployment of Alternative Fuels in the Transport Sector

12.12.2016 | 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).

The EIP-SCC Manifesto on Citizen Engagement Keeps Growing

07.12.2016 | Comments: 0

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.

Chester Wins the Access City Award 2017

05.12.2016 | Comments: 0

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.

450 Urban Transport Stakeholders Discuss Innovation in Rotterdam

02.12.2016 | Comments: 0

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.

The EU Commission Presents the ‘Clean Energy for all Europeans’ Package of Proposals

01.12.2016 | Comments: 0

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.

€220 Million to Finance Green and Low-Carbon Projects

30.11.2016 | Comments: 0

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.