Funded by the European Union HORIZON 2020 programme, CITYkeys developed and validated, with the aid of cities, key performance indicators and data collection procedures for the common and transparent monitoring as well as the comparability of smart city solutions across European cities (download).
The research institutes VTT (coordinator, Finland), AIT (Austria), and TNO (Netherlands) cooperated with five cities – Rotterdam, Tampere, Vienna, Zagreb and Zaragoza and EUROCITIES to define the needs, analyse existing results and develop recommendations for the use of performance indicators. Additional cities contributed to the project in order to gather as much evidence and feedback as possible about the practical use, benefits and challenges of key performance indicators (KPI) and smart city project evaluation frameworks.
The project started in February 2015 and run for 2 years.
CityZen aims to develop and demonstrate energy efficient cities and to build a methodology and tools for cities, industries and citizens to reach the 20-20-20 targets.
The EU Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy brings together thousands of local governments voluntarily committed to implementing EU climate and energy objectives.The Covenant of Mayors was launched in 2008 in Europe with the ambition to gather local governments voluntarily committed to achieving and exceeding the EU climate and energy targets. Not only did the initiative introduce a first-of-its-kind bottom-up approach to energy and climate action, but its success quickly went beyond expectations. The initiative now gathers 7,000+ local and regional authorities across 57 countries drawing on the strengths of a worldwide multi-stakeholder movement and the technical and methodological support offered by dedicated offices. The Global Covenant of Mayors is capitalising on the experience gained over the past eight years in Europe and beyond, and is building upon the key success factors of the initiative: its bottom-up governance, its multi-level cooperation model and its context-driven framework for action.
The European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) is a major market-changing undertaking supported by the European Commission bringing together cities, industries, SMEs, investors, researchers and other smart city actors.