In EERA JP Smart Cities, universities and research institutes from across Europe cooperate with industry, cities and citizens to support innovation and demonstration projects with knowledge-based experimentation, applied and fundamental research, to deliver quality and impact, and to ensure scalability and replicability of locally developed and tested solutions/processes. Building on the experiences from H2020 smart city lighthouse projects, and corresponding national/regional initiatives, EERA JP Smart Cities plays a defining role in the European research and innovation landscape on smart cities, as key drivers towards a climate-neutral Europe and world.

EERA JPSC members are partners in all the 17 SCC01 Lighthouse Projects, and leading the 5 most recent ones. Supporting 116 cities and >300 companies. Performing cross-project monitoring, analysis & recommendations

Our JPSC is of 2019 representing EERA JPSC in the following roles:

  • R&I Chair of the SET-Plan Action 3.2 Stakeholder Group, including co-development of a working definition for Positive Energy Districts, and an R&I Agenda to support roll-out of 100 PEDs
  • Member of the Assembly to the Mission Board on Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities

For the ongoing research work, EERA JPSC collaborat closely with other initiatives and projects such as:

  • JPI-Urban Europe
  • SCIS (Smart Cities Information System)
  • UERA (Urban Europe Research Allience)
  • EIP-SCC (European Innovation Partnership Smart Cities and Communities – Action cluster Integrated Planning, Initiative From Planning to Implementation)


  • IEA-EBC Annex on PEDs
  • H2020 CSA proposal “EMERGENT” to support SET Plan Action 3.2
  • Contributing to HEU Driving Urban Transition Partnership / Green Deal


  • COST Action PED EU NET: Positive Energy Districts European Network
  • ENHANCE (Erasmus+): European Universities of Technology Alliance driving responsible societal Transformation