How can we share knowledge about what works and help others do the same? This underlying question gathered together project coordinators, city representatives, the European Commission, and experts involved in smart cities and energy efficiency projects co-funded by Horizon 2020 and FP7 programmes at the second SCIS Project Coordinators Meeting in Brussels.
Taking an interactive approach through the use of participatory format called Open Space, the workshop triggered lively discussions among participants who shared know-how and came up with recommendations for projects, the European Commission and the Smart Cities Information System (SCIS).
A total amount of 15 projects co-funded either by Horizon2020 or FP7 programmes took part in the meeting, such as the REPLICATE, CITyFiED, REMOURBAN and NEED4B, besides representatives from the European Commission and the SCIS Platform. These projects selected a range of topics to discuss including citizen engagement, targeting end users, policy challenges, replication of joint strategies, communication, data privacy, technical monitoring and tendering.
The goal was to establish synergies between related projects, share information about monitorization of buildings, and get to know the latest developments of the SCIS platform.
The SCIS platform has been launched with support from the European Commission. The aim of the platform is to monitor and analyse EU co-financed demonstration projects and encourage replication of the demonstrated solutions across Europe, within the context of the European Union’s energy and climate change objectives