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The Call for Tenders "Smart Cities Information System" has been published on eTendering

18 May 2017

The European Commission is pleased to inform you that the call for tender “ENER/C2/2017-097 - Smart cities and communities information system” has been opened, for the continuation of the running contract supporting the Smart Cities Information System.

Call closure date: 30/06/2017.

Complete information can be found on eTendering:

WEBINAR | 17 May, 10:30 – 11:30 | Regulatory, financial and social barriers & solutions for innovation: lessons learned from EU smart cities projects

27 April 2017

The challenge to develop smart cities is not only a technological challenge but also a regulatory, financial and social one. In fact, some non-technical issues may be more challenging to resolve than the technological barriers and the success of a project can depend on this. 

By aggregating best practice and lessons learned from projects implemented across Europe, the Smart Cities Information System (SCIS) provides a valuable repository of information for all smart city stakeholders....

Finalists revealed for the 2017 EU Sustainable Energy Awards

20 April 2017

Twelve projects have been shortlisted for the four awards, which recognise the year’s most successful innovations in renewables or energy efficiency.

The EU Sustainable Energy Awards, highlighting cutting-edge innovation for the transition to clean, secure and efficient energy, are a major feature of the annual EUSEW policy conference.


Finalists announced for European Green Capital 2019 and European Green Leaf 2018 Awards

20 April 2017

Ghent (Belgium), Lahti (Finland), Lisbon (Portugal), Oslo (Norway) and Tallinn (Estonia) are the five finalists shortlisted for the European Green Capital Award (EGCA) 2019. For the European Green Leaf (EGL) Award 2018 for smaller cities, the finalists are Leuven (Belgium), Ludwigsburg (Germany) and Växjö (Sweden).

Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries,said: “I would like to congratulate the finalists of the European Green Capital 2019 and...

SMARTER TOGETHER lighthouse project launches Club of Cities

20 April 2017

The SMARTER TOGETHER lighthouse project, a part of uropean Union’s Horizon 2020 research program, launches the Club of Cities bringing together cities from Europe and beyond with the objective of improving their capacity to implement Smart City solutions through networking, study visits and online tools. The cities already participating in the Smarter Together project will share their experience in...

Funding support for public procurement of innovative solutions for energy efficiency

11 April 2017

Are you a public body at local, regional or national level and interested in the procurement of more energy-efficient and innovative solutions for products, and/or services, and/or buildings?
Are you willing to go the extra mile to purchase those solutions that exactly meet your needs?

EASME provides funding support for Public Procurement of Innovative...

Newly engineered material can cool roofs and structures with zero energy consumption

29 March 2017

A team of University of Colorado Boulder engineers has developed a scalable manufactured metamaterial — an engineered material with extraordinary properties not found in nature — to act as a kind of air conditioning system for structures. It has the ability to cool objects even under direct sunlight with zero energy and water consumption.

When applied to a surface, the metamaterial film cools the object underneath by efficiently reflecting incoming solar energy back into space while...

Lighthouse projects join forces to replicate smart city solutions

29 March 2017

In their efforts to deliver and replicate smart city solutions, EU’s nine Lighthouse projects - REMOURBAN, SMARTER TOGETHER, GrowSmarter, TRIANGULUM...

EC launches public consultation on energy infrastructure projects to be chosen as Projects of Common Interest

28 March 2017

public consultation has opened on the energy infrastructure projects that have been submitted to the European Commission as potential Projects of Common Interest (PCIs). To receive PCI status, a project must be considered essential for completing the EU's internal energy market...