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City Coordinators Group

The City Coordinators Group (CCG) aims to gather all coordinators from the Scalable Cities Projects in order to address specific challenges and create a space for the co-design of shared approaches.

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The Group has three main objectives:

  • Facilitate the knowledge sharing and knowledge exchange in partnership with the cities, Expert Group and other Task Groups.

  • Promote the networking and cooperation among the Lighthouse and Fellow cities, other similar initiatives and projects, as well as other cities interested in replication of the Scalable Cities measures.   

  • Taking the advantage of the joint scale of the group, promote and lead advocacy actions at European level.

 

How does it work?

The CCG has a hybrid format alternating between physical and virtual gatherings with an expected frequency of 6 meetings per year. 

In the period 2022 to 2024, Scalable Cities will organise an average of three City Coordinators Group meetings per year, which format reflect each of the main objectives, namely:    

  • Networking and knowledge-sharing meetings - physical meetings embedded in a larger events (like Joint Scalable Cities events; Barcelona Smart City Expo and World Congress, the Ceremony of the Covenant of Mayors) that will focus on promoting institutional networking among participants of the Group and external actors.
  • Co-creation meetings - practical workshops to discuss new projects’ ideas, propose new partnerships, co-design common guidelines (such as common procurement, common regional approach, etc).
  • Advocacy meeting - aimed to develop documents for the European Commission to outline the cities' main needs and challenges.

 

Why to join the City Coordinators Group?

The City Coordinators Group started as a platform to facilitate the exchange, cooperation and co-creation among Lighthouse and Fellow cities.

As the work of Scalable Cities is relevant also to other cities, we are opening up the group through an associated Observer City status.

 

How to join?

If your city would like to join the City Coordinators Group (CCG), ask a representative from that city to fill out and submit a short contact form. Subsequently, their email address is added to the CCG contact database, they will be given access to an online CCG Repository that stores relevant documents and contacts and they will be invited to attend the group’s meetings.

>> CCG Submission Form Link

 

Financial support

Fellow cities and Lighthouse cities from ended SCC01 projects can request a Scalable Cities travel contribution to participate in up to two City Coordinators Group physical events per year.

Eligibility criteria:

  • The applicant must represent a Fellow city or Lighthouse city from an ended SCC01 project.
  • Financial contribution can be requested for up to 2 trips per city per year.
  • The applicant must be attending only physical City Coordinators Group events. Only events previously announced by the SC Secretariat are eligible.

The total amount to be financed per trip by SC Secretariat has a limit of 450 EUR.

City representatives can participate in up to 2 physical events per year and receive a total annual financial contribution of max of 900 EUR per person and institution.

 

Calendar of activities

Date

Name and type of event

Objectives

Status

27th January 2022

CCG – TG Replication event on Systemic Changes of Governance - online

Objective 1 and 3  - Knowledge Sharing, Voicing Cities Needs

realised

7h April 2022

CCG - TG Replication Systemic Changes in Governance – online

Objective 1 and 3  - Knowledge Sharing, Voicing Cities Needs

confirmed

20-22 April 2022

Scalable Cities presentation - Systemic Changes in Governance – workshop – CCG – in-person

Objective 1 and 3  - Knowledge Sharing, Voicing Cities Needs

confirmed

1-2 June 2022

Partnership Building and presentation of Action Grant and Knowledge Sharing, topic TBD.

In person - Joint SCC event Utrecht

Objective 1 and 2  - Knowledge Sharing, Partnership Building

confirmed

November 2022

Smart City Expo – Joint Scalable Cities event - in person, topic TBD

Objective 1 and 2  - Knowledge Sharing, Partnership Building –Assessment of Needs

confirmed

December 2022

Over 1 year of CCG – Assessment meeting online

TBC

Not confirmed

 

Contact

In case of any questions and problems, please contact the Scalable Cities Secretariat. 

Sofia Corsi, Energy Cities, sofia.corsi@energy-cities.eu  

 

Documents

Call for Observer Cities to join the CCG.pdf
English
(91.61 KB - PDF)
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CCG Roadmap_06-21-22.pdf
English
(412.48 KB - PDF)
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