Overview


Social, technological and political innovation combined in a coherent strategy is often more effective at offering solutions to environmental issues than more established, traditional policy mechanisms. In recent years, important environmental challenges have been addressed by more socially-conscious approaches. What is described as social innovation can provide a vital impetus to the successful implementation of environmental policy. There have been significant advances at a European level in issues such as energy, the reduction of CO2 and sustainable public transport. This has been achieved through increasing awareness of the problem, providing platforms through which policy is conducted effectively indicating the most appropriate means of addressing the issues in question and by supplying the instruments and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) necessary to guarantee political continuity and policy completion.

POWER is a user-driven H2020-CAPS2020 action and an EIP Water Action Group related project pioneering the Water Community approach to share knowledge and experience on water scarcity, security, quality and water consumption-related issues in different EU local authorities, thus creating an important tool for EU water policy.

POWER will:

▪ increase the transnational municipal network effect by facilitating unrestricted communication and community involvement and by creating collective intelligence on ways of addressing urban climate change mitigation and adaptation, targeting water related concerns;

▪ influence related policy planning and decisions and expand related socially innovative behaviour.

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Upcoming Events

Nov
18
Sun
2018
all-day Digital Social Innovation Bootcamps
Digital Social Innovation Bootcamps
Nov 18 all-day
Digital Social Innovation Bootcamps @ Sofia | Sofia City Province | Bulgaria
On Friday 2nd November, EIPCM (The European Institute for Participatory Media) hosted the  first contest design sprint bootcamp at their offices in Berlin, Germany. There were 13 participants who developed and uploaded 13 new ideas to the
Nov
25
Sun
2018
all-day The International Observatory on... @ Mercat de les Flors
The International Observatory on... @ Mercat de les Flors
Nov 25 – Nov 27 all-day
The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) annual Conference @ Mercat de les Flors | Barcelona | Catalunya | Spain
The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) will celebrate its 18th Conference in Barcelona on the 25th, 26th and 27th of November. This year, the topics will be: Direct democracy – this direct dimension is
Dec
3
Mon
2018
all-day Future Water Networks 2018 @ Chesford Grange Hotel
Future Water Networks 2018 @ Chesford Grange Hotel
Dec 3 – Dec 4 all-day
Future Water Networks 2018 @ Chesford Grange Hotel  | England | United Kingdom
Managing Yesterday’s Infrastructure Using Tomorrow’s Technology is the theme and the challenge being explored at Future Water Networks 2018, a Future Water Association event. How can new intelligent technology help to reduce water leakage, wastage and
Dec
4
Tue
2018
all-day ICT 2018: Imagine Digital – Conn...
ICT 2018: Imagine Digital – Conn...
Dec 4 – Dec 6 all-day
ICT 2018: Imagine Digital - Connect Europe @ Vienna | Vienna | Austria
ICT 2018 Imagine Digital Connect Europe ICT 2018 Imagine Digital Connect Europe will take place in Vienna on 4-6 December 2018. This research and innovation event will focus on the European Union’s priorities in the