Summary of the participation of Replicate to different events during the year 2020
The REPLICATE Project, co-financed within the H2020 program contract number 691735 (European call SCC1 Smart Cities and Communities) and coordinated by Fomento de San Sebastian, has carried out and participated in various communication activities.
The beginning of 2020 seemed like a normal year: the 3 new sister projects Atelier, Pocityf and Sparcs were welcomed, the REPLICATE project webpage was updated including the latest info about the lighthouse cities and other cross-cutting activities. REPLICATE launched its seventh newsletter. In March, the COVID-19 alarm came, and a few weeks later REPLICATE joined some initiatives launched in the lighthouse projects collaboration framework:
The #CityFromMyWindow initiative consisted of sharing photos taken from our own windows on Twitter using the hashtag. In that way, the objective of the campaign was to be able to feel closer and explore new corners despite the lockdown problem.
An initiative to disseminate, through social networks, the initiatives carried out in cities to contribute to the well-being of citizens during COVID-19. Of course, REPLICATE shared some of the initiatives of its Lighthouse Cities and Followers, so that among all the activities they could serve as inspiration.
‘The Smart City response to COVID-19’ webinar
An event in which the MatchUp, Sharing City and REPLICATE projects participated. These projects shared different experiences about the response of the lighthouse cities to the Covid-19 and how the lighthouse projects has contributed to this response.
Later, in July, REPLICATE published its seventh newsletter. Of course, most of the events, such as trade shows, conferences, etc. were affected by the problem of the Coronavirus. That is why many organizers were forced to carry out these events online. It is worth to highlight that most of the activities have continued during the year although the format has been adapted.
Also in July, REPLICATE attended the final conference of its sister project Remourban, a project that, together with Growsmarter and Triangulum, came to an end during 2020 after 5 years of activity.
#WeMoveSmart – European Mobility Week
From the 16th to the 22nd of September, 17 smart cities projects launched a virtual flash mob #WeMoveSmart to raise the issue of sustainable mobility in cities. The European Mobility week, whose theme this year was “Zero-emission mobility for all”, was the perfect occasion to raise awareness on the topic. That’s why the smart cities launched an appeal: “Show us your green way to move around, to aim the people to take pictures, videos and share short stories on urban green routes and share them on social media during the EU Mobility Week along with the hashtag #WeMoveSmart”. Replicate project posted about some of the mobility actions deployed in the cities in the project framework.
18th European Week of Regions and Cities
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 was represented thanks to some of the speakers at the “Climate pacts: citizens’ engagement” and “Green Cities by Co-Design (GC by CD)” conferences.
‘Sustainable Places 2020’ workshop
In October, REPLICATE was also present at the ‘Sustainable Places 2020’ event. Experiences were shared in the session under the title “Development of a sustainable urban regeneration model, demonstration of Smart City technologies in energy, transport and ICTs”.
These are some of the communication activities developed during 2020, some scientific publications have been also published by Replicate project partners, articles have been also published in several newsletters and also local activities have disseminated the project at local level.
From REPLICATE, we are now looking forward to 2021, in which Replicate will say goodbay showcasing a very successful project results.