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Research portfolio around Smart Cities and Gender

ECWT’s Networking session

On Smart Cities, Gender, and Inclusion attracted a broad group of multi-stakeholder representatives interested to hear the latest developments and plans for ECWT’s mobilization around the agenda before HORIZON 2020.

Presentations of the keynote speakers:

Maria Sangiuliano, Ph.D. Researcher, Gender Expert, Chair of the Italian N-PoC of ECWT:

SeisMIC – Societal Engagement in Science, Mutual learning in Cities is a recently approved FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2013-1Topic: SiS.2013.1 project led by the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Platform31, the Netherlands, with participants from ten countries including:

  • REC (HU): Hungarian platform, communication
  • ITU (TR): Turkish platform
  • IQS (SE): Swedish platform, legacy & sustainability
  • Chalmers (SE): Swedish platform
  • Univerzita Karlova v Praze (CZ): Czech platform=
  • Humboldt University Berlin: German platform
  • CSES (UK): English platform, monitoring, and evaluation
  • VITO (Belgium): Belgium platform as well as
  • ECWT: horizontal coordination of gender aspects in SEiSMiC
  • Eurocities (BE): policy watch/policy development

The Kickoff meeting took place 18-19 November in Brussels.

WIRES 3 – Women’s International Research Engineering Summit planned to take place 16-19 June 2014 in Norway will host a global Urban Development workshop jointly organized by Georgia Institute of Technology, the Ohio State University and ECWT.