eipscc-v2In view of the upcoming anniversary of the Manifesto on Citizen Engagement (click here) the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) ‘Citizen Focus‘ Action Cluster is aiming at continuing the ‘go local’ campaign in order to reach out over a wider range of cities and local communities. For this purpose, we are seeking volunteers to translate the Manifesto document in the following languages:

Bulgarian – Dutch  – Croatian  – Czech – Estonian  – Danish – Finnish  – Greek – Hungarian  – Latvian – Lithuanian – Polish – Romanian – Slovak  – Slovenian – Swedish

WE NEED YOU!

Your contribution would support us in disseminating the Manifesto principles across more difficult to reach areas, such as remote and rural zones, where local communities are not always involved in the change brought by digitalisation. Futhermore, your involvement would enhance local engagement and participation in the Manifesto-related activities (to name one: the ‘Ambassador Cities‘ initiative).

Should you be interested in contributing to our dissemination efforts by translating the Manifesto in one of the listed languages, please contact the management team via email at citizenfocus@eu-smartcities.eu or Roberta.Maio@pwc.com.

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Background information

The Manifesto was the outcome of a co-creation experiment that has seen more than 50 stakeholders engaged and actively contributing to shape its contents. It was launched on 23 November 2016, during the Conference Inclusive Smart Cities: A European Manifesto on Citizen Engagement by the Citizen Focus Action Cluster of the EIP-SCC.

It primarily fosters knowledge sharing of best practices and collaboration on the co-creation of models that use innovative solutions for ameliorating the civil society, with a particular focus on weaker and excluded categories. In so doing, it calls for commitment towards the improvement of the quality of life by tailoring city measures on citizens’ needs. It particularly urges cities to adopt inclusion policies to educate both city officers and citizens on this matter, to set up collaborative models, to enhance digital literacy, to promote open science and open data as well as to seek cooperation with other cities to strengthen the Smart Cities Network.

To date, the Manifesto has been endorsed by more than 120 private and public sector representatives, reaching multiple European and international stakeholders. It is currently available in six languages, namely FrenchItalian, Portuguese, GermanRussian and Spanish and counting on your contribution, we hope to ensure wider linguistic coverage in the next months.