[MatchUP] Being a follower city in Smart City projects

Success stories and lessons learnt from European follower cities

The new MatchUP webinar will let you see the world through the lens of a follower city. What does being a follower city in a smart city project actually mean? What´s the role of a follower city and how its participation in EU-funded projects can improve its urban future? Which are the pros and the cons of this role? Four follower cities will walk us through their lessons learnt and solutions implemented thanks to theri participation in EU-funded projects.


11:00 – 11:10 Welcome and introduction

11:10 – 11:25 Thinking big with little resources; Johanna Kuusisto (Programme Manager, City of Kerava, Finland)

11:25 – 11:40 Sustainable urbanism to fight climate change; Yaron Kariv (Energy Supervisor, City of Herzliya, Israel)

11:40 – 11:55 Experiences from Ostend; Mathjis Dewaele, Project Manager, City of Ostend, Belgium)

11:55 – 12:10 From fellow yo lighthouse. Insights from Leipzig´s Smart City process; Nadja Riedel (Digital City Unit, City of Leipzig, Germany)


Organize: MatchUP

More info: MatchUP



Jun 08 2022


11:00 am