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European Innovation Procurement Awards

The second edition of European Innovation Procurement Awards (EUIPA) is open for submissions until 22 June. The European Commission will recognise best Innovation Procurement practices in three categories – strategy...

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The European Capital of Innovation Awards

The 8th edition of the European Capital of Innovation Awards (iCapital) is open for submissions until 30 June. The Awards recognise the role cities play in shaping the local innovation...

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IRIS Case Studies – Vaasa

Finland has a lot to be proud of in terms of innovation. This year, the country ranked 8th globally in Bloomberg’s innovation index of world economies. Now, many of the...

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Copernicus & Me Videos

Eurisy and the French space agencies have produced some videos and case studies on how cities, regions and SMEs use data from the Copernicus satellites. Six European public and private...

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Adapting to Climate Change in European Cities

The new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change - published by the European Commission in February 2021 – joins a suite of existing strategies and frameworks to tackle climate...

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Become a Forerunner City

The Celsius Initiative is about to kick off its Forerunner Groups for a new term. The groups are aiming to support cities in their energy transition to carbon-neutral heating and...

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Two UN Calls for Digital Platforms and Rights

European cities are welcome to apply for the pilot project of the Digital Rights Governance Framework, in collaboration with the Cities Coalition for Digital Rights. We are looking for cities...

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Peer-Learning Partnerships

The #connectedinEurope project addresses the pronounced need for the structured connection of “digital transformation and urban development” processes for supporting the participation of municipalities in European networks, including current projects...

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Smart Cities Marketplace Masterclass

As part of its project shaping activities, the Marketplace is now offering a Masterclass in developing a good smart city strategy which will sustain your work beyond the first experiments...

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