The Smart Cities Information System (SCIS) brings together project developers, cities, institutions, industry and experts from across Europe to exchange data, experience and know-how and to collaborate on the creation of smart cities and an energy-efficient urban environment.

Launched with support from the European Commission, SCIS encompasses data collected from ongoing and future projects under the CONCERTO initiative and Smart Cities calls in Horizon 2020.

With a focus on smart cities, energy efficiency, transport and mobility, and ICT, SCIS showcases solutions in the fields of sustainable building and district development, renewable energy sources for cities, energy efficiency and low-carbon technology applications.

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Published: 30/05/2016

Register for the EU Sustainable Energy week: 13-17 June


We are two weeks away from the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) taking place in Brussels between 13 and 17 June. The event involves a month-long series of activities to build a secure energy future for Europe. It brings together public authorities, private companies, NGOs and consumers to promote initiatives to save energy and move towards renewables for clean, secure and efficient power.

Published: 30/05/2016

Energy Days 2016: the Energy Transition is Going Local

Citizens and stakeholders are organising European Union Energy Days throughout the month of June to activate the transition to secure, clean and efficient energy. Held as part of EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), presentations, workshops, conferences, tours, displays and other activities will spread the word about energy-efficiency and renewables. 

Published: 30/05/2016

Participate in the 2016 World Smart City Awards


The 6th edition of the World Smart City Awards will take place as part of the 2016 Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. The aim of the awards is recognize, promote and support innovative solutions or strategies that can potentially change citizen's lives by increasing efficiency, generating business and improving quality of life.

Published: 30/05/2016

Pact of Amsterdam: a New Role for Cities in EU Policy Making


As EUROCITIES celebrates its 30th anniversary, the urban agenda for the EU is an opportunity to build a stronger Europe closer to its citizens, at a time when the European project is increasingly coming under scrutiny. The Dutch EU presidency today launches the Pact of Amsterdam establishing an urban agenda for the EU. This shows important political recognition of the role of cities in the EU, providing a new framework for their involvement in developing and implementing European policy.


Metropolitan Solutions

Date and place:
31 May 2016 to 02 June 2016
Berlin, Germany

The conferences at Metropolitan Solutions will focus on examples of best practice presented by municipal representatives. Simultaneously, the exhibition will foster matchmaking between suppliers and users. 

Copenhagen Smart Solutions 2016

Date and place:
07 June 2016 to 08 June 2016
Copenhagen, Denmark

The conference will give you a unique insight into some of the world's leading smart city solutions implemented in Greater Copenhagen.Copenhagen Smart Solutions 2016 is a high level conference with several tracks focusing on intelligent lighting and smart city solutions. There will be guided smart city-tours in the Greater Copenhagen area, where you will get the opportunity to see some of the most innovative applied smart solutions in real urban environments. The tours will among others visit Copenhagen Street Lab, DOLL Living Lab and the smart greenfield project, Vinge.

Amsterdam Smart City Event

Date and place:
07 June 2016 to 10 June 2016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

This large scale European conference will gather various cities, system operators, energy companies, industrial organisations and technological parties which will share knowledge on how to achieve a Smart City.

Smart Cities Central and Eastern Europe

Date and place:
08 June 2016
Budapest, Hungary

Sustainable, Innovative, Connected, & Together: The City 2.0. Smart Cities Central & Eastern Europe brings together thought leaders and key stakeholders to showcase how your city can take the next step in its evolution. The conference looks at how to embrace technology and create a smart city. What are the challenges? How to overcome them? What activities are on-going? Conference topics include smart transportation, the connected city, cyber security, smart energy, smart planning & architecture, smart city strategy.

EU Sustainable Energy Week

Date and place:
13 June 2016 to 17 June 2016
Brussels, Belgium


The European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) taking place in Brussels involves a month-long series of activities to build a secure energy future for Europe. It brings together public authorities, private companies, NGOs and consumers to promote initiatives to save energy and move towards renewables for clean, secure and efficient power. Launched in 2006 by the European Commission, the EUSEW is organised by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) in close cooperation with Directorate-General for Energy.