Civic Engagement in the Climate-Neutral & Smart Cities Mission Workshop

Where? Hybrid - Paris

When? March 21, 2022 11:00 pm

Price? Free

An upcoming workshop as part of the French Presidency of the Council of the EU will be dedicated to civic engagement in the EU Missions, specifically in the Mission on climate-neutral and smart cities (Cities Mission). From 11:00 CET on 21 March, representatives of civil society, researchers, experts and decision makers will gather in Paris and online for a high-level discussion.

Organised by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation the workshop is expected to divided into three parts (programme to be confirmed). Part one will explore the role of citizens engagement in carbon neutral cities. In part two, cities, associations and youth delegates will discuss existing initatives, challenges and barriers in the Cities Mission’s goals. Part three will invite scientific representatives to present their ongoing and future work on participatory processes and how to strengthen citizens’ committment to climate neutrality. Research projects such as ERRIN’s project MOSAIC, which is developing an Open Innovation methodology to engage quadruple helix stakeholders in the CIties Mission, are expected to feature. 

Save the date for the workshop, which will take place in a hybrid format with 50 participants present in Paris and the rest connecting online. To express interest in attending the workshop online, please send an email to and direct any questions to Françoise Guaspare (, ERRIN member (Ile de France) and Cities Mission Assembly member, who is coordinating the event. 

More information will be added as it is available.