The 2018 EU – India Smart Grids Workshop is part of the India Smart Grid Week 2018 (ISGW), the leading conference in India on smart grids and smart cities.
Modernising the European road transport sector in an efficient, sustainable and socially fair way was at the heart of the discussion of two opinions adopted during the European Committee of the Region’s (CoR) plenary session on 1 February. The opinions are based on the European Commission’s initiative “Europe on the Move”, which aims to help the transport sector to stay competitive in a socially fair transition towards clean energy and digitalisation.
Today, INEA is hosting a workshop gathering twelve Smart Cities and Communities projects implementing wide range of smart urban solutions. Within these projects, so-called ‘lighthouse cities’ test new innovative ideas. If successful, these solutions are then replicated by so-called ‘follower cities’. The goal of the workshop is to exchange good practices and discuss how to best replicate smart urban solutions in the follower cities.
This colourful and illustrated website reports on most of the 137 workshops and events held between 9 to 12 October 2017 as part of the 15th European Week of Regions and Cities.
Update: An activity report is now available.
Today the Commission is announcing which interregional partnerships will receive tailored support under a new EU-funded pilot action for innovative projects.
The new MatchUp Smart Cities project will make it easier for several Covenant cities to take up the 2030 objectives of the Covenant of Mayors.
Starting from today, you can apply for EU funding to carry out a project focusing on smart cities, smart energy systems or renewable fuels. The calls are open under the 2018-2020 Horizon Work Programme, and have a total budget of €138.3 million. The deadline for submissions is 5 April 2018.
The European Committee of the Regions (CoR), the EU’s assembly for local and regional politicians, will hold its final plenary session of the year on 30 November – 1 December. Keynote speakers include Pierre Moscovici, EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, and Margrethe Vestager, EU Commissioner for Competition.