SmartEnCity Network Webinar 3: Empower your city transition – Citizen Engagement learnings from European municipalities

31 March 2017, 13:00 - 14:00 Uhr • Online

Technology and planning is not enough, people can speed up your transition. Learn about why cities should engage its citizens and stakeholders, and learn from best practice examples from Spain and Denmark.

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This webinar presents citizen engagement in both a generic and practical way, introducing why and how citizen engagement is a cornerstone for cities that aim to create transition towards a low carbon economy as smart zero carbon cities.

Best practice actions are presented from two of the Lighthouse Cities in the Euopean SmartEnCity project, Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain) and Sonderborg (Denmark), also explaining why citizen engagement actions are being applied as a key measure to speed up transition in these cities, how they approach it and what their results and learnings are.

In the webinar the participant will learn:

  • About why empowering your citizens is a cornerstone for advancing the city transition
  • About how to apply citizen engagement to speed up your city transition process
  • About other cities’ learnings and results from concrete citizen engagement action.

Date:   31st March 2017

Time:   13:00 to 14:00 CEST

Webinar presenters

Eukene Barranetxea Larrañaga & Xabier Gorritxategi Retolaza are both working at H-Enea Living Lab with citizen engagement as both overarching systemic approach down as well as being involved in hands on action in Vitoria-Gasteiz.


Peter Rathje & Henrik Bielefeldt are both working with citizen engagement activities in Sonderborg at ProjectZero with specific experience in engaging strategies for housing associations, home owners and car-drivers among others.

The SmartEnCity Network

We invite ambitious small and medium sized cities, across Europe to join the SmartEnCity Network. We invite cities that aim for a low carbon transition, smart integrated solutions and economic growth – driven by citizen engagement, city council support and actions.

The SmartEnCity Network offers your city:

  • Free webinars
  • Network workshops
  • Visits to best practice Network cities
  • A platform to benchmark your challenges, ideas, solutions …
  • A platform to prepare your next EU H2020 SmartCity application

Share your experience, work and learn from the best practice cities across Europe.

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