Smart Cities Initiatives

The European Construction Technology Platform

The scope of the Focus Area Processes & ICT (FA PICT) is to position, develop and lead to the future execution of an appropriate actions agenda covering items related to processes optimisation, extended products and future services for home, buildings, underground constructions and networks, and the appropriate development and deployment of ICT to support these items.

European Urban Knowledge Network

The European Urban Knowledge Network is a network of national governments and knowledge institutes, deeply involved in EU policy-making. Our focus on generating a professional community that shares expert urban knowledge and best policy practice inspires policy makers, practitioners and researchers, benefiting urban development and city living.

Sustainable Energy Week

European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is 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. You can take part in Sustainable Energy Week by:

Creating or attending an Energy Day

Competing for the Sustainable Energy Awards

Presenting at or attending the Networking Village

Organising a session or presentation at the Policy Conference.

Energy Research Knowledge Centre

The Energy Research Knowledge Centre (ERKC) is a European energy research web portal under the umbrella of the SET-Plan Information System (SETIS). ERKC collects and organises validated, referenced information on energy research programmes and projects as well as their results and analyses from across the EU and beyond. Additionally, ERKC key publications provide high-quality information on policy implications of energy research project results as well as an overview of innovative research results across energy research themes.

Policy brochure on energy research challenges in smart cities [PDF]

Thematic research summary on smart district heating and cooling [PDF]


European Technology and Innovation Platform Photovoltaics

The European Technology and Innovation Platform Photovoltaics gathers all the relevant stakeholders of the European PV sector. Its main role is to provide consensus-based strategic advice on all issues relevant to progressing research and innovation (R&I) efforts. The ETIP PV is a continuation of the European PV Technology Platform (EU PVTP) and the Solar European Industry Initiative (SEII) in a single platform under the new SET Plan governance.

PV Status Report & PV Costs in Europe 2014-2030

Urban Agenda for the EU

The Urban Agenda for the EU is a new working method to ensure maximum utilisation of the growth potential of cities and to successfully tackle social challenges. It aims to promote cooperation between Member States, Cities, the European Commission and other stakeholders, in order to stimulate growth, liveability and innovation in the cities of Europe.