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Citizen Focus

Description

In a time of urban transformation and digitalisation of smart cities, too little attention is sometime given to citizens. Citizen Focus Action Cluster strongly believes in citizens as fundamental actors for the regeneration and development of smart cities. Civic engagement, empowerment, participation and co-creation are at the basis of our advocacy approach since we acknowledge that citizen voice can be pivotal in providing the demand-side pressure on government, service providers and organisations needed to encourage full response to citizen needs. It also ensures the setup of a trusted and sound relationship with local governments and a source of democratic legitimacy and transparency. In the context of smarter cities, citizens understanding of concrete problems and challenges can help local governments prioritise and respond consistently to inhabitants’ need.  

Central to the Citizen Focus approach are: 

  • Civic engagement, empowerment and participation 
  • Inclusion of citizens and disadvantaged communities 
  • The power of people to transform places and outcomes (smart housing, smart urban solutions, participatory budgeting, and crowdsourcing) 
  • Civic Leadership - benefiting from citizen engagement actions to deliver solutions
  • Social Housing and transition to low carbon communities 
  • Learning and sharing from the world-wide frontrunners in citizen engagement 

Since 2014, Citizen Focus has been actively engaged in the EU arena, promoting and participating to mutual learning and networking efforts with key stakeholders and EU and national policy-makers. Main collective achievements to date:

- Inclusive Smart Cities: a European Manifesto on Citizen Engagement: The Conference was a gathering of the main EU level networks of regional and local authorities, civil society organisations, knowledgeable scholars and practitioners as well as industry representatives to cooperate and commit to active involvement of citizens.

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- Preliminary analysis of citizen engagement measures implemented in selected Ambassador Cities - on-going   

- Webinar and Workshops series on Participatory Budgeting 

CitizenCity achievements to date: 

Citizen-Centric Approach to Data achievements to date: 

  • Webinars were organised in April 2016, May 2016, and April 2017
  • Workshops were organised, by ERRIN in September 2016, by SharingCities in March 2017 and July 2017, and by Eurocities in January 2018.
  • Presentations were made during the Action Cluster meetings and General Assembly  (Nov 2015, May 2015, Nov 2016, June 2017, Oct 2017)

Contact 

Get in contact with the Citizen Focus Action Cluster at citizenfocus@eu-smartcities.eu.

 

CitizenCity

Action cluster

Citizen Focus

Active Members

17

Live documents

6

Documents

Analysing the potential for wide scale roll out of integrated Smart Cities and Communities solutions
English
(9.57 MB - PDF)
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80 Best Practices - Analysing the potential for wide scale roll out of integrated Smart Cities and Communities solutions
English
(9.17 MB - PDF)
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Minutes of the 20 June Action Cluster Meeting
English
(229.39 KB - DOCX)
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Presentation of Citizen Focus at the AC Meetings Plenary
English
(640.1 KB - PPTX)
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EIP-SCC Manifesto on Citizen Engagement & Inclusive Smart Cities (ES)
English
(245.79 KB - PDF)
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EIP-SCC Manifesto on Citizen Engagement & Inclusive Smart Cities (FR)
English
(250.46 KB - PDF)
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EIP-SCC Manifesto on Citizen Engagement & Inclusive Smart Cities (PT)
English
(246.44 KB - PDF)
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EIP-SCC Manifesto on Citizen Engagement & Inclusive Smart Cities (RU)
English
(349.84 KB - PDF)
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EIP-SCC Manifesto on Citizen Engagement & Inclusive Smart Cities (IT)
English
(327.4 KB - PDF)
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EIP-SCC Manifesto on Citizen Engagement & Inclusive Smart Cities (DE)
English
(245.95 KB - PDF)
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EIP-SCC Manifesto on Citizen Engagement & Inclusive Smart Cities (EN)
English
(457.07 KB - PDF)
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Citizen City Infographic
English
(350.44 KB - PDF)
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Presentation of Ambassador Smart Cities at the AC Meetings Workshop
English
(3.43 MB - PPTX)
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KPIs and Standardisation (Presentation by the Smart Cities Information System team at the AC Meetings Workshop - 20 June 2017)
English
(643.78 KB - PPTX)
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The role of citizens in SCC solutions
English
(819.32 KB - PDF)
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Citizen City Infographic
English
(696.24 KB - PDF)
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Citizen Centric Approach to Data Privacy-by-Design Infographic
English
(721.64 KB - PDF)
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AC Meeting Agenda - June 2017
English
(146.64 KB - PDF)
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EIP-SCC Manifesto on Citizen Engagement
English
(457.07 KB - PDF)
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Inclusive Smart Cities: A European Manifesto on Citizen Engagement
English
(301.43 KB - PDF)
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Implementation of the Manifesto
English
(3.42 MB - PPTX)
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Citizen Focus Action Cluster Meeting - October 2017 - Agenda
English
(900.31 KB - DOCX)
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June 2017 | Presentation of citizen approach to data initiative | Action Cluster Meeting Brussels
English
(790.59 KB - PDF)
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Citizen Focus Workshop | Roberta Maio - Ambassador Cities | AC Meeting June 2017
English
(1.73 MB - PDF)
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Citizen Focus Workshop Document | AC Meeting June 2017
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(487.63 KB - PDF)
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Citizen Focus Workshop Agenda | October
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(701.66 KB - PDF)
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Participatory Budgeting: a tool for Inclusive Smart Cities - Presentation
English
(6.02 MB - PDF)
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Organising Smart City Projects Lessons from Amsterdam
English
(2.32 MB - PDF)
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Privacy Management in Smart Cities - Antonio Kung
English
(1.62 MB - PDF)
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October 2017 | Citizen Focus Minutes | Action Cluster Meeting Brussels
English
(785.85 KB - PDF)
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Horizon 2020 Work Programme for R&I 2018-2020
English
(1.87 MB - PDF)
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Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy System
English
(2.99 MB - PPTX)
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Call for H2020 Lighthouse Projects - Smart Cities and Communities 2018
English
(559.72 KB - PDF)
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General Assembly 2017 Breakfast Sessions | Full Report
English
(1.06 MB - PDF)
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Minutes of the Citizen Focus AC meeting on 11 October
English
(596.21 KB - PDF)
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Citizen Focus Action Cluster Meeting October 2017
English
(9.65 MB - PDF)
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General Assembly 2017 Breakfast Session | Participatory Budgeting for Inclusive Smart Cities and Communities
English
(1.06 MB - PDF)
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Citizen Focus Webinar - Use of platforms in Participatory Budgeting Agenda
English
(568.76 KB - PDF)
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General Assembly 2017 | Full Report (excluding Breakfast Sessions)
English
(683.12 KB - PDF)
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EIP-SCC Manifesto on Citizen Engagement & Inclusive Smart Cities (HR)
English
(258.3 KB - PDF)
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EIP-SCC Manifesto on Citizen Engagement & Inclusive Smart Cities (NL)
English
(260.35 KB - PDF)
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EIP-SCC Manifesto on Citizen Engagement & Inclusive Smart Cities (FI)
English
(258.43 KB - PDF)
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EIP-SCC Manifesto on Citizen Engagement & Inclusive Smart Cities (PL)
English
(272.72 KB - PDF)
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EIP-SCC Manifesto on Citizen Engagement & Inclusive Smart Cities (EL)
English
(251.37 KB - PDF)
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EIP-SCC Manifesto on Citizen Engagement & Inclusive Smart Cities (RO)
English
(261.47 KB - PDF)
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EIP-SCC Manifesto on Citizen Engagement & Inclusive Smart Cities (TR)
English
(260.17 KB - PDF)
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Participatory Budgeting Webinar - December 2017 Presentation
English
(1.55 MB - PDF)
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EIP-SCC Brochure
English
(8.01 MB - PDF)
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General Assembly 2018 Report
English
(2 MB - PDF)
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Briefing Slides for the Action Cluster Initiatives Workshop - 25 Sept 2019
English
(1.71 MB - PDF)
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Management

Maria Sangiuliano
Chair