Events of the project #connectedinEurope


  • Networking Workshop Ministries
  • Peer Learning Partnerships
  • Networking Workshops Municipalities
  • #connectedinEurope conference
  • Info days EU Funding
  • General Smart City Events (in German language)
  • General Smart City Events in Europe (in English language)

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Networking Workshops Ministries

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Peer Learning Partnerships

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Networking Workshops Municipalities

Empowering Smart Cities: First networking workshop for municipalities in Leipzig (Germany)

Dates: 21st/22nd September, 2022

The focus of these two days is on Smart City Governance, we will also tackle the topics digital transformation, sustainable and integrated urban development. The first networking workshop is taking place on September 21st/22nd, 2022 in Leipzig (Germany). This workshop marks the beginning of a professional interchange, knowledge transfer and networking of European and German municipalities within the BBSR-funded project #connectedinEurope.

The first workshop will be conducted in hybrid form (on-site as well as online) and thus, the number of possible attendees is limited. For this reason, it will unfortunately, not be able to consider all applicants for the first event. But all other upcoming workshops of a total number of six workshops in the period of 2022-2024 will be conducted online.

Keynotes will be given by Dr. Beate Ginzel, Director Digital City Unit, City of Leipzig on the topic of “Smart City Governance in the City of Leipzig: Digital Agenda and processes for a sustainable urban development” and by Sylva Lam, City of Reykjavik on the topic of ” Contribution of Smart City projects on external engagement for a sustainable city of the future: Participation and other improvement of external processes – experience of the SPARCS project and beyond”. The participants of the workshop will discuss in two parallel working groups how European and German Cities can capitalize on smart city potentials for sustainable urban development – for internal processes and for external engagement. A pitch for collaboration will collect ideas for further projects.

On the second day Elina Wanne will present the Smart City approach of Espoo, Finland and finally Nadja Riedel from the Digital City Unit, City of Leipzig will talk about “Making the Smart City real and lessons learnt: Insights of the Smart City Lighthouse Projects in Leipzig”. A field trip to some of the presented Lighthouse projects will be organized.

Representatives of the city of Leipzig, of the EU-project SPARCS – Sustainable energy Positive & zero cARbon CommunitieS and of the peer-learning-activities of the project #connectedinEurope will also be present.

Costs and conditions of participation:

The workshop will be held onsite and online in English. Registration is free of charge, but limited.


German Federal Ministry for Housing, Urban Development and Building and the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development


Free places available only for on-site participation.

Register here!

Dates and timeframe:

21.09.2022 from 1 pm to 6 pm

22.09.2022 from 9 am to 1 pm


On-site and online


Downloads & Links:

Agenda “Smart City Governance”

2nd Networking Workshop for Municipalities for German and further European Municipalities (online)

This networking and technical workshop will be conducted in an online formate on the 30.11.-01.12.2022 so that participation is open to a large number of interested municipalities.

The focus of these two days will be published mid of the year.

#connectedinEurope conference

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Info days EU Funding

W4RES-GREENET Joint Networking Event

In the framework of the European Sustainable Energy Week 2022 (#EUSEW2022) the project W4RES is organising a W4RES-GREENET Joint Networking Event on the Horizon Europe (HE) energy supply/use-related calls for proposals, which will open on the 6th September 2022 and will close in January 2023.

The virtual event, promoted by W4RES and GREENET, the network of HE cluster 5 National Contact Points, will take place on the 29/09/2022.

It will allow participants to connect with each other and promote their skills and compentences at the the European level through due different modes:

Pitching – participants willing to showcase their expertise against a specific calls for proposal of HE Cluster 5 will be able to present a short pitch to the virtual audience according to the guidelibes availabele here: Only 10 pitches will be presented. Participants will be selected on a ‘first come – first served’ principle.

Bilateral meetings – participants will be able to set meetings and discuss joint participation in the HE Cluster 5 calls for proposals.

The registration is mandatory and available here:

General Smart City Events (in German language)

15. Bundeskongress Nationale Stadtentwicklungspolitik

Further information in German here.

General Smart City events in Europe (in English language)

Sustainable Places 2022

Conference Scope
Sustainability targets and climate change objectives cannot be met without addressing buildings and the built environment at the building, district and urban scale to include our transport and energy infrastructures. Renowned for showcasing results coming out of the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme via the participation of cutting-edge research and innovation projects, the scope of Sustainable Places is captured directly in its name. It involves designing, building and retrofitting the places we live and work in a more sustainable way.

Phyisical Event in Nice, France: 06.09 – 09.09.2022. Link.

Contact Person

Sanda Hubana