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Besides financing, the communication and participation are relevant implementation steps of smart projects. Following, interesting links for different stakeholders in the field of Smart Cities are listed.

EU Urban Agenda

The Urban Agenda for the EU is an integrated and coordinated approach to deal with the urban dimension of EU and national policies and legislation. By focusing on concrete priority themes within dedicated Partnerships, the Urban Agenda seeks to impro...

Danube Region Strategy

The EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) is the second EU macro-regional strategy adopted by the European Commission in 2010 and endorsed by the European Council in 2011. The Strategy brings together 14 countries along the Danube river, and cove...

Europe for Citizens Programme (EACEA)

The aim of the Europe for Citizens Programme is to contribute to citizens' understanding of the EU, its history and diversity and to encourage the democratic participation of citizens at EU level.

European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC)

With the launch of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) on July 10th 2012, the European Commission aims to boost the development and use of smart urban technologies.


The European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) was launched in 2007 by the EU in order to guarantee cost-effective low carbon energy supply in the long term.

EU-Structural Funds 2014-2020

The Structural Funds are playing a major role in financing innovative Smart Cities projects during the current period until 2020.

The Convent of Mayors for Climate & Energy

The EU Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy brings together thousands of local governments voluntarily committed to implementing EU climate and energy objectives.

The Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe

The Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) Urban Europe aims to address a comprehensive and systemic view of the current and future urban challenges by not only bringing into discussion technological issues, but also taking into account environmental and...

The Smart Cities Member States Initiative

This initiative has a clear focus on the EU member states. It elaborates how a Europe wide implementation of the Smart Cities Concept and new cooperative ways for funding can be found and sustained in complementarity and collaboration with Horizon 20...

D-A-CH Cooperation Smart Grids

Germany, Austria and Switzerland are working together to promote research and development within ICT-based energy systems: The Smart Grids D-A-CH cooperation was established in 2009 as a transnational platform for knowledge sharing and cooperation in...

The D-A-CH Cooperation on Smart Cities

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Germany, Switzerland and Austria on Smart Cities related research, technology development and innovation (RTDI) provides a formal foundation for transnational cooperation.
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