All posts by Gregor Eibl

SmartGov explained in less than 5 minutes – Video

The SmartGov coordinator Dr Gregor Eibl from Danube University Krems from Austria, along with other members of the SmartGov team, from various countries, provide short answers to questions posed by Anastasia Stacie Vanelli, what exactly is the aim of the SmartGov JPI Urban Europe project, why is “smart governance” so important for our cities, how exactly does the #SmartGov tool works, what are the benefits of public administrations using this smart governance tool for advanced decision making so far in Cyprus (Δήμος Λεμεσού) and Spain (@Ajuntament de Quart de Poblet), how “citizen participation” is taken into account, what can be recommended to someone considering using SmartGov from a legal perspective and how does SmartGov incorporate the point of view of citizens toward a particular problem.

These interviews took place in a parallel session on Smart Governance, during the First Smart and Sustainable Development Convention that was held in November 2018 at the Cyprus Institute premises, in Nicosia, Cyprus and was organized by Interfusion Services, FAR Fusion Asset Recovery, with the kind support of The Cyprus Institute and UpCycle.Club.

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Final SmartGOV Consortium Meeting

The final SmartGov consortium meeting was sucessfully hold at the Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol from 7.11.2018 -8.11.2018 to plan for the final steps of the project until the project ends in March 2019.

It was followed by a Smart and Sustainable Convention on the 9.11.2018 in Nicosia (Link:, where SmartGov results were presented by DUK, Active and TU Delft.

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SmartGov at the Innovate conference

The SmartGov project was presented successfully at the Innovate conference in Vienna from Danube University Krems.

The conference targeted around 170 decision makers in public administrations and national and international experts from private institutions to develop innovations to cope with challenges of the near future.

Link to the conference:
@JPIUrbanEurope #SmartGov


Fotocredits: Innovate2018 / Rauecker-Grillitsch


SmartGov at the International Cities for Mobility Congress

The International Cities for Mobility Congress is the most important event of the
“cities for mobility network”. The 9th edition took place on 17-19 June 2018 at
Stuttgart City Hall. It was addressed to municipal practitioners, decision makers,
researchers, entrepreneurs and initiatives from civil society and combines
presentations with practical activities, such as trainings, interactive workshops,
excursions and contact forums.

The SmartGov project took part in the conference, where it was represented by
the Active Solution.

SmartGov was presented at an information booth. The most fruitful bilateral
exploitation activities took place with following companies, projects, experts,
networks, etc.


SmartGov project presented at the MajorCities of Europe conference in Leipzig

Close to 200 delegates from 18 countries visited this year´s Major Cities of Europe conference in Leipzig from the 28th of May until the 30th of May.

Danube University Krems presented the SmartGov project in a booth and during the Speed Dating session to the delegates and received very positive feedback for the work done so far.

Link to the conference:


SmartGov project at UN-Habitat’s 9th World Urban Forum Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The project was presented by Gabriela Viale at the Networking Event:
The value of City-City Partnerships for Implementing the New Urban Agenda

Gabriela was invited speaker on the topic: Digital Governance for Sustainable and Smart Cities: Quadruple Helix Partnership in the case of the JPI Urban Europe SmartGov Project

The main focus of the session was to discuss the following questions:

• How can global partnerships contribute to the mobilisation towards a common vision on sustainable urban development?
• How can global triple/quadruple helix city partnerships foster capacity building/knowledge creation for implementing the NUA?
• What framework conditions are required to allow global partnerships among cities to be successful?

Open Space for discovering possible use cases for the city of Vienna

On 18th of January three brainstorming sessions with eight participants each identified in total 32 use case ideas for piloting smart government tools in the city of Vienna. The brainstorming sessions were embedded in an event called the innovation lab symposium 2018 ( , using the open space method to work on several innovation topics. After explaining the SmartGov project in general and the tools developed for data driven decisions in particular by the moderators, the groups were suggesting possible use cases for data-driven decisions for the city of Vienna.

Pilot Workshop Limassol

SmartGov’s workshop for stakeholders and experts for the Limassol pilot was held at the Municipality’s Town Hall with Interfusion Services and Cyprus University of Technology in December 2017.

At the end of January 2018 a training session for users will follow.

Picture from the workshop in the townhall of Limassol