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    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.

    Follow SMARTEES on twitter @SMARTEESproject & Researchgate.