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SmartEnCity Academy for Zero Carbon Transition

The "SmartEnCity Academy for Zero Carbon Transition" is a free online training course for cities, municipalities and smart decision making. Don't miss Lesson 2 focusing on "Mastering Governance & Political Barriers (Panel Discussion)" with inputs from real smart city experts on 14 April at 2 PM CEST!

Transport and Mobility
Climate Change and Environment
14 April 2020 - 14 April 2020
Stuttgart, Germany

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Join SmartEnCity in 2020 on a series of four online training courses to learn from the experiences of the SmartEnCity project partners as well as selected external professionals from the field. The first training course took place on 20 February 2020 at 2 PM CEST, providing an overview of the SmartEnCity Cities4ZERO strategy and Integrated Energy Planning methodology, thus laying the foundation for the three subsequent lessons. A recording of it can be watched at

Lesson 2 focuses on "Mastering Governance & Political Barriers: Engage and Integrate" taking place on 14 April 2020 at 2 PM CEST. Moderated by Francisco Rodríguez Pérez-Curiel of TECNALIA Research & Innovation, Project Coordinator of SmartEnCity, this Panel Discussion with political representatives from the SmartEnCity Lighthouse Cities Sonderborg, Tartu and Vitoria-Gasteiz will focus on how governance can be secured through organizational setups.


Juan Carlos Escudero, City Council, Lighthouse City Vitoria-Gasteiz
Raimond Tamm, Deputy Mayor, Lighthouse City Tartu
Peter Rathje, ProjectZero, Lighthouse City Sonderborg

External Guest Speaker:

Baha Kuban, Demir Enerji (Remourban)

The aim of the SmartEnCity Academy is to follow the straightforward steps of the "Cities4ZERO Urban Transformation Strategy for Cities' Decarbonisation", a strategy developed as part of the SmartEnCity project. It has been designed to qualify city and municipality representatives, planners and developers as ambassadors for a carbon free future and to provide them with the necessary tools to help their cities reach their goals of decarbonisation in the near future.

In four interactive sessions with hands-on examples, the speakers will take interested participants by the hand and explain the methodologies step by step, thus encouraging the participants to start their own smart zero carbon transition today. Moreover, especially invited external guest speakers from the Smart City community, such as experts from the sister Smart Cities and Communities projects or the related initiatives SCIS or EIP-SCC, will bring in additional expertise.

The format of the lessons will be clear explanations and practical examples from real life combined with interactive exchanges. The SmartEnCity Academy is different in that interested participants will be directly addressed before, during, in-between and after the individual lessons, in order to identify and meet their cities' needs. At registration, participants are thus invited to fill in a short assessment questionnaire in order to receive tailor-made advice from the SmartEnCity experts, experienced Lighthouse- and Follower City representatives and professionals from industry and politics.

Participants that successfully attend all four lessons of the online training course will therefore receive a SmartEnCity certificate signed by the Project Coordinator.

Interested? If you would like to register or to receive more information about the "The SmartEnCity Academy for Zero Carbon Transition", including specific dates and reminders, please click here.