Innovative knowledge exchange & replication at SCIS’s Project Coordinators Meeting
The Smart Cities and Communities Information System (SCIS) held its second Project Coordinators Meeting at the office of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels, Belgium. Gathering together the European Commission, coordinators, city representatives and experts involved in smart cities and energy efficiency projects co-funded by Horizon 2020 and FP7 programmes, the meeting took on an innovative approach through the use of a participatory conference format called Open Space.
Triggering lively discussions, sharing know-how and creating recommendations for projects, SCIS and the European Commission, the meeting included issues under different fields of assessment such technical and economic challenges, social, regulatory, institutional barriers, and challenges in replication and communication. The participants encouraged discussion of a range of subjects including data privacy, tendering, citizen engagement, targeting end users, replication of joint strategies and communication platforms.
Alison Stacey from the Nottingham City Council moderated the discussion on barriers and regulations, while Elisabeth Schmid from youris.com chaired the discussion on the joint communication platform.
20 October 2016
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 646511