14 September 2021, 09:00 - 17:00

Groningen, Netherlands - Hybrid: Online/Onsite

Communities shaping sustainability - SMARTEES Final Conference

SMARTEES – Social Innovation Modelling Approaches to Realizing Transition to Energy Efficiency and Sustainability – supports the energy transition and policy design by developing policy pathways that foster citizen inclusion. SMARTEES examines five types of energy- and mobility-related local social innovation in cities and islands across Europe. The results stemming from years of research and implementation in the project will be explored in the final conference.


Date: 14. September 2021

Format: Hybrid – physical meeting in Groningen in the Forum (Forum Groningen) and online streaming and discussion


Please register here to join on site or the online platform for the event.



09:00 Welcome reception for the people attending on site in Groningen

09:30 Opening of the final conference

10:00 Social innovation on the ground – a hands on presentation of the SMARTEES case clusters

11:00 Short break

11:15 Facilitating social innovation – a research perspective

12:15 Light lunch with informal conversations

13:15 Simulating dynamics in social innovation processes and what can we learn from that?

14:30 How to make social simulations useful in policy contexts – a sandbox tool and workshop concept

15:10 Short break

15:25 How to create policy ecosystems in which local social innovation thrives - Policy implications of the SMARTEES findings

16:25 Closing of the conference and future considerations

16:35 End of conference


More information on the conference here.

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