Liaisons & Networking

Smart Cities Information System (SCIS) is a knowledge platform to exchange data, experience and know-how and to collaborate on the creation of smart cities, providing a high quality of life for its citizens in a clean, energy efficient and climate friendly urban environment. SCIS brings together project developers, cities, research institutions, industry, experts and citizens from across Europe. SCIS focuses on people and their stories – bringing to life best practices and lessons learned from smart projects. Through storytelling, SCIS portrays the “human element” of changing cities. It restores qualitative depth to inspire replication and, of course, to spread the knowledge of smart ideas and technologies - not only to a scientific community, but also to the broad public!

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SUPPORT aims to improve the coordination and performance of policy instruments to implement national and regional energy efficiency programmes at local level, through the reduction of the implementation gap and a more effective use of available funding opportunities (including Structural Funds), reinforcing the coordination and support role of regions, focusing on the development of more cost-effective and wide-range actions.

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ENERJ (Joint Actions for Energy Efficiency) is an Interreg MED modular project and aims at enhancing and improving the coordination of Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAP’s) and other relevant energy Efficiency Plans. The project will develop and test a technologically oriented methodology for increasing cooperation among public authorities through Joint Actions transferring the most promising methods in the partner regions. Eleven partners in nine countries are collecting energy data of public buildings in a database in order to identify possible joint actions. The project will train Joint Actions Coordinators that will facilitate their implementation.

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Climate Active Neighbourhoods (CAN): Energy retrofits of existing residential areas make an important contribution to achieving EU goals on CO2 emissions. The Climate Active Neighbourhoods project (CAN) focuses on underprivileged neighbourhoods that are in need of renovation in municipalities and regions of varying size throughout northwest Europe. To build relevant capacity in these participating local authorities, neighbourhood approaches and synergies based on new governance models will be introduced. A bottom-up approach will also encourage residents to find appropriate financing for the planned energy efficiency measures. In the end, a mix of exemplary refurbishments, resident investment schemes and behavioural change will contribute to a tailored set of solutions.

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SHERPA (SHared knowledge for Energy Renovation in buildings by Public Administrations) is a Testing and Capitalising EU project. It contributes to the implementation of the EU Directives on Energy Performance in Buildings and Energy Efficiency among other EU directives and connected policies, and aims to reach the 20% energy efficiency EU target by 2020. The project overall objective is to reinforce the capacities of public administrations at regional and sub-regional level within the territories covered by SHERPA and further across the Mediterranean area so as to improve energy efficiency in their public buildings’ stock. To do so, a transnational, holistic and peer-to-peer model will be developed so as to work on the main barriers related to EEB strategies in public buildings, namely: governance structures; information gathering and usage; awareness and training of responsible staff; and financing of actions.

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BigDataStack is a unique high-powered stack of solutions with a focus on providing fully efficient and optimised processes across the complete set of technologies required by data operations and data-intensive applications, exhibiting their applicability through three commercial use cases from the maritime, market and financing domains. The initiative is aimed Entrepreneurs, ICT SMEs, Start-ups, Open Source Project and Initiatives and Standardisation bodies.

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