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Centre for Systems Solutions (CRS)


Centre for Systems Solutions (CRS) is a non-profit organisation (association) with the mission of linking theory and practice by applying diverse ranges of system methods. CRS' interdisciplinary team of experts consists of more than 40 people and implements international and local projects in the realm of broadly understood sustainability. CRS' goal is to develop new flexible and innovative tools to foster practice that respects both scientific analysis and public discourse.

Viable Cities


Viable Cities is a Swedish strategic innovation programme for climate neutral and sustainable cities. The programme collaborates with 23 Swedish municipalities and five government agencies to accelerate the climate transition in the initiative Climate Neutral Cities 2030 - and with the tool Climate City Contract 2030. It is jointly funded by Vinnova, the Swedish Energy Agency and Formas, and is coordinated by The Royal Institute of Technology, KTH.



Since 1885, Union Internationale des Transports Publics (UITP) has been the international network for public transport authorities and operators, policy decision-makers, scientific institutes and the public transport supply and service industry. UITP, whose headquarters are in Brussels, is the global advocate of public transport and sustainable mobility, and the promoter of innovations in the sector.



Global Resilient Cities Network (R-Cities) is the world's leading urban resilience network bringing together knowledge, practice, partnerships, and funding to empower cities to build a safe, equitable, and sustainable future for all. R-Cities has entities is the US, Europe and Singapore and teams in Africa and Latin America.



Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC) is a global network of over 160 cities from 31 countries with the goal to shape and create a market for smart city data and services based on open standards. OASC is promoting the use of open and minimal mechanisms to achieve digital interoperability for scale and replication of digital solutions for the benefit of cities and the local innovation ecosystem.

Energy Cities


Energy Cities is the European Association of local authorities in energy transition. It is a community of 1,000 cities and towns from 30 countries. Energy Cities triggers a trustful dialogue between local leaders and EU & national institutions to accelerate the energy transition in Europe.

EIT Urban Mobility


The EIT Urban Mobility is an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union. EIT Urban Mobility acts to accelerate positive change on mobility to make urban spaces more liveable.



European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN) is a Brussels-based platform of more than 125 regional stakeholder organizations from 22 European countries. They focus on shaping research and innovation policy, reinforcing the regional/territorial dimension in the funding programs, as well as project development and facilitating networking between members and between ERRIN and other European networks.



Democratic Society (Demsoc) is one of Europe’s leading democratic innovation organisations. It has over ten years’ experience of practical democratic innovation and research and has worked closely with local and national governments and the European Commission. Demsoc has an ongoing climate programme, bringing together citizens and city governments across Europe to make ambitious plans for 2030.

Climate Alliance


Climate Alliance is the world’s largest city network dedicated to climate action and the only one to set tangible targets for its more than 1,850 members. Climate Alliance has developed a comprehensive methodology to help its members to prepare, implement and follow up on their local climate and energy plans.

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