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28 November 2017

CitizenCity SET Information Webinars

CitizenCity SET Information Webinars

CitizenCity has been active in the last 24 months with many interventions around Europe in many sectors, including design workshops this year in London and Milan, with support from Sharing Cities. We now have a clear purpose, plans and a prototype solution. The goal of SET is to drive the success of city programs by enabling cities to better engage with their citizens. SET enables cities by serving as a bridge between useful information into a useable resource.

The next phase of development is to move SET into market for early demonstration through a series of three calls; SET Field Test, SET Energy Retrofit, SET Participatory Budget. CitizenCity will join with cities to look at different dimensions of the intersection between a smart city and a smart citizen. This early market engagements will run first half of 2018, leading to another series of design workshops. These three calls will help CitizenCity gather learning through experience.

The actions planned are specifically intended to connect with SCC1, H2020, Light House and broader EU Smart City markets on the work in citizen engagement. Providing early value and testing in the EU Smart City markets and collaborating towards a solution that is scalable and sustainable. To support cities interested in joining one of these CitizenCity SET calls, the following webinar series is being offered.

20 Informational Webinars 
John Zib, the lead for CitizenCity, will repeat an informational presentation explaining SET and the expected interaction and deliverables from the three calls. The purpose is to give interested city projects the information needed to make a decision on becoming involved. What is to be expected from the engagement and what will be the benefits. While the primary purpose is for cities interested in field testing, we welcome others just wanting more information. 

The webinars are offered at different times and weekdays to fit into more individual schedules. We are aiming for small groups to allow for more conversation. 

SET Info Webinar for 2018 Calls
●    1 hour event
●    30 min presentation on SET and review of call engagement
●    30 min guided/open conversation

Mon 4th Dec  - 9:00, 11:00, 13:00
Tue 5th Dec - 9:00, 11:00, 13:00
Thu 7th Dec - 9:00, 11:00, 13:00

Mon 11th Dec - 9:00, 11:00, 13:00
Wed 13th Dec - 9:00, 11:00, 13:00
Fri 15th Dec - 9:00, 11:00, 13:00

Mon 18th Dec - 9:00, 11:00, 13:00
Tue 19th Dec - 9:00, 11:00, 13:00

(alternative date/time possible)

To inquire or register you are welcome to contact John Zib ( Please note that attendance to these sessions will require a homework project.

Overview of CitizenCity SET Calls for 2018
CitzenCity will open different calls to engage with different segments of the citizen engagement landscape. In the SET Field Test call, we are looking at how cities use SET as a tool. SET is being designed for cities, so it’s important to get this early feedback. The SET Energy Retrofit call looks at leading EU cities practice on citizen engagement in the Energy Retrofit sector. We are looking how to build a useable information ecosystem with this silo. SET Participatory Budgeting call collects practices of citizen engagement on participatory budgeting. This will help understanding on what makes a specific tool fit a specific city situation. 


SET Field Test

Open call for City Projects to Field Test SET (5 projects to be selected)

CitizenCity is introducing the prototype SET solution to cities as a resource for building social engagement capacities that will drive project success. CitizenCity will field test SET in 5 cities over the first half of 2018. CitizenCity will engage with project staff and materials via remote interventions and onsite workshops. The city will receive a co-created framework to manage and guide social engagement. A selection of tools will be chosen and implementation supported. This field testing will contribute to CitizenCity’s understanding of how a city is actually using SET as a solution. SET is being designed for cities, so it’s important to get this user feedback early.

SET Energy Retrofit

Closed call for Social Engagement use cases in Energy Retrofit (9 selected projects)

CitizenCity will collect case studies of citizen engagement practices from leading EU energy retrofit projects in partnership with Paul Cartuyvels, chair of Sustainable Districts and Built Environment. The goal is to develop learning on citizen engagement in the energy retrofit into a solution for that silo. Creating common solutions from collective experiences. This has real potential as a resource for this silo and significance as a pilot. 

SET Participatory Budget

Open call for Participatory Budgeting (open until further notice)

CitizenCity will collect case studies of participatory budgeting with the support of the new Participatory Budgeting initiative of the EIP-SCC and Mariangelo Secchi of EMPATIA. This open call will collecting learning from city projects around Europe. The goal is to understand how the context of the project affects the successful implementation of participatory budgeting. This should collect enough learning to help cities select the best citizen engagement approach for their city and situation.


John Zib, CitizenCity,