The Sharing Cities project held its consortium meeting on 10-11 April in Lisbon. The meeting was an occasion for all partners to discuss the progress on the implementation of smart cities measures in the third year of the programme.
The following day, on 12 April, Sharing Cities invited the 11 other lighthouse projects (H2020-SCC01 projects) to meet alongside the Portugal Smart Cities summit
, which gathered an international and Portuguese audience. The opening session included presentation from the European Commission, INEA, the EIP-SCC, SCIS, and a welcome speech by Duarte Cordeiro, vice mayor of Lisbon Municipality.
One of the highlight of this day was the signature of a new manifesto integrating the three latest lighthouse projects, demonstrating their determination to further develop their collaboration. At this occasion, the collaboration took the form of three parallel interactive workshops mixing representatives from all projects. One focused on a common branding for the 12 lighthouse projects, while the two others looked specifically into the design of smart solutions regarding smart lighting and building retrofit for an easier replication in many other cities.
To end this day, participants were guided through a study visit focusing on the latest developments in Lisbon made possible thanks to Sharing Cities. They visited the historical city hall building which is currently undergoing retrofitting work, learned more about the new e-mobility measures and the activities linked to the city sustainable energy management system.
A similar type of meeting of the 12 lighthouse projects coordinators will be end of September in Stavanger as a part of the Nordic Edge conference. The conference registration is already open: https://www.nordicedgeexpo.org/program-2017
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