During the next days October 20 and 21, REPLICATE will be represented at the European Week of Regions and Cities
The 18th European Week of Regions and Cities is taking place and the REPLICATE Project, co-financed by the H2020 programme, contract number 691735 (SCC1 European Call for Smart Cities and Communities) and coordinated by Fomento San Sebastian, will be represented thanks to some of the speakers.
The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual event in which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance.
This year REPLICATE will be represented thanks to the participation of some people related to the project partners:
Tuesday 20, October 2020 – 16:30-18:00 CET
Chiara Tavella, from the partner SPES Consulting (Florence Pilot), will take part in this presentation, in the round table of ideas for citizen engagement (45 min).
The Climate Pact of the European Green Deal, which will be launched in 2020, will focus on the promotion of stakeholder engagement. Many local authorities are already involving citizens and local stakeholders in co-creation processes to both design and implement climate and energy strategies. The workshop will highlight successful examples of the European Energy Award (eea) network and will present an opportunity to discuss different concepts, ideas and on-the-ground experiences of how to engage with citizens and other stakeholders.
Wednesday 21, October 2020 – 11:30-13:00 CET
Sarah Lee, from the partner Bristol City Council (Bristol Pilot), will take part in this presentation as moderator and speaker.
Leaders of cities need new ways of thinking about how to design and plan sustainable cities and sustain urban growth in conjunction with local stakeholders. Well-informed governance and citizen engagement is essential to building more liveable and low-carbon cities. This workshop will present methods for effective engagement strategies that will highlight how smart technology and citizen engagement is being used across Europe to co-design green cities. A range of local authorities and a research institution will showcase innovative initiatives to implement green cities, using research, innovation, good governance and the power of engaging in better and deeper collaboration with local citizens. A sustainability challenge is also a social one.
Regarding the San Sebastian Pilot, it was also represented by Imanol Galdos, in the talk ‘Culture Beyond Borders‘, on October 12.
You can check the full program of the event here.