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Dear readers,
Welcome to POCITYF 3rd newsletter. In our previous communication, the project was about to enter its second year of activity. And here we are, more than halfway through POCITYF second stage.
Having set the backbone of the project, POCITYF team is now dedicating its effort and talent towards the development and deployment of a large repository of innovative solutions, ranging from aesthetical-compliant Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) to City Information Platforms, integrating a diverse group of verticals (energy, mobility, etc.), or even a Smart Lamppost with charging points for both electric cars and boats. All these and many more innovations are being pursued accordingly to our plans. Solutions that, for sure, we’ll be able to present you in a not so distant future.
Simultaneously, the consortium is densifying the engagement activities, finding creative ways to, amidst the challenges that COVID-19 continues to pose, place citizens in the role of POCITYF co-creators.
We continue to participate in events together with our sister H2020 Smart Cities projects, aiming not only to disseminate what we have been achieving, but also learning from our peers. We’re, as well, very glad to see that the working group on smart heritage cities created by EURADA within the scope of POCITYF successfully held its second meeting.
As we’re starting to walk the talk, to move from the power point to the field, we hope that you continue to accompany our journey and, more specifically, this newsletter!
Take care and see you soon,
José Campos Costa


The cultural heritage challenges a sustainable future
Several heritage organisations reacted to the fact that protected sites don’t play an important role in the EU Green Deal’s strategy against climate change, even though historic buildings represent a significant share of the stock in Europe. Read more...

Peer-to-peer platforms – shaping a democratic energy model to boost renewables
Peer-to-peer platforms allow prosumers to share, sell or donate their power surplus. This system is becoming crucial for residents of protected historical areas. Read more...
Sun carport off at De Meent car park
858 solar panels have been placed above the parking lot on the south side of the ice rink. A total of 20 electric cars can be charged thanks to 16 additional charging points. The parking lot functions threefold: for parking, generating sustainable energy and charging. Read more...
Valverde receives innovative technological solutions

In Valverde POCITYF will install "second-life batteries" and innovative systems for the control of domestic urban waste. An app will allow citizens to access additional information in terms of energy consumption. Read more...
Past events materials:
  • Recording of the webinar “How to make historical cities more sustainable”
    • Ceciel Nieuwenhout: How laws and regulations make the sustainability of cultural historical heritage challenging (video)
    • Nuno Bilo: Overcoming technical challenges in the implementation of POCITYF solutions in Évora (video)
    • Eduardo Silva: Deep retrofitting of cultural heritage buildings - the Sharing Cities Approach (video)
  • Recording of the webinar "The City of the Future" (video - Dutch)
  • Recording of the webinar "Smart City Talks: mobility solutions" (video)
Articles on open access journals:
  • Implementation Framework for Energy Flexibility Technologies in Alkmaar and Évora... read more.
  • Towards Energy Citizenship for a Just and Inclusive Transition: Lessons Learned on Collaborative Approach of Positive Energy Districts from the EU Horizon2020 Smart Cities and Communities Projects... read more.
POCITYF communication material
ATELIER project calls for partners for the development of an joint Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Positive Energy Districts. Read more...
As part of the STARDUST project, the city of Pamplona launched on February a game-based project that encourages primary school students to create Action Groups against Energy Waste Read more...
Meet POCITYF and the SCC-01 projects
The information on the events listed below may vary due to the current pandemic situation.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 864400
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