Supported by the European Commission, the Smart Cities Information System (SCIS) is a continuation of the CONCERTO series of projects, started back in 2005.
The new initiative held its first annual meeting of project coordinators this October 13 in Brussels, Belgium, where REMOURBAN was invited to contribute to the “sharing experiences” program focusing on highlights in dissemination and communication. The event was attended by the Smart Cities Information System (SCIS) management consortium, project coordinators and EC officials.
Alec Walker-Love of the youris.com Brussels office gave a range of examples in “How to maximise smart city and energy efficiency replication” using a range of dissemination and communications ideas and initiatives.
This included the proactive approach of REMOURBAN using joint initiatives with other projects in targeted events using public relations, speaking opportunities, social media and exhibition presence. Participants and officials were also keen to hear about the focus on locally appropriate content and communications through the “local desks” structures and work in citizen engagement.
The SCIS scope now also focuses on the energy dimension of ICT and transport that already includes city buildings, building clusters and city districts, reflecting the growing importance of innovation in urban planning initiatives. REMOURBAN will continue to contribute the new platform on both technical and communications levels - ensuring the projects achievements and results are easily accessible to all.
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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 646511