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KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices KA204 – Strategic Partnership for adult education Smart Skills Development SMARTIES / 2019-1-SK01-KA204-060691

NEWSLETTER No. 1

Developed by: The Kaunas Science and Technology Park 27.04.2020

Welcome to the 1 st SMARTIES project’s Newsletter! The Erasmus+ Smart Skills Development (SMARTIES) project officially started in September 2019. Within a framework of this project, a consortium of five partner institutions will work together focusing on the concept of smart cities/villages and on enhancement of understanding of this concept by the municipalities who are the ones implementing smart solutions in their environment. The newsletters of the project will inform you on the project’s process, results and events on a regular basis. Enjoy the reading and stay tuned! SMARTIES project team!

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What is the Project about? Background and Objectives The project Smart Skills Development understanding of the concept of smart (SMARTIES) is developed with the financial cities/villages by municipalities is on a low level support of the Erasmus+ Programme of EU. since the problem is too wide, solutions even wider and there is also the lack of experts The project focuses on the concept of smart offering comprehensive solutions for cities/villages and the understanding of this municipalities. Especially those small concept by the municipalities who are the ones municipalities that cannot afford to have such implementing smart solutions in their experts in their employment environment. It is based on a premise that the

Based on the above, the project’s goal is to prepare a training course for trainers who will be able to give municipalities a clear and comprehensive explanation of what smart cities/villages would mean in their specific environment. Moreover, they will be also able to give a training to other trainers and thus contribute to further dissemination of project results. To achieve this goal a set of intellectual outputs will be achieved during the project period. It will start with the survey of needs of municipalities and trainers. Following will be curriculum development. Next it is course

materials development and an organisation of a webinar for training of trainers. Once all course materials have been finalised, they would be internationalised, i.e. translated to local languages of the consortium. All the project’s course materials will be freely available in the form of a Moodle course also after the end of the project. In order to strengthen the outcomes of the project even more, its last part will be dedicated to organising international

conferences in all the partner countries of the project.

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Project Kick-off Meeting in Budapest, Hungary The Smart Skills Development (SMARTIES) project has started with the Kick-off Meeting organised on 3-4 October 2019. The Kick-off Meeting took place in Budapest, Hungary, on the premises of our Hungarian partner Budapest University of Technology and Economics. During the transnational partnership meeting we had a chance to know each other as this is an entirely new partnership. All the partners were then introduced to the project and we have discussed

all the steps the projects have planned in detail. Finally, the tasks were distributed, and roles assigned to each partner. We are certainly looking forward to great and fruitful work that has now started. Unfortunately, the planned the 2nd Transnational Project Meeting to be organized in in Herning, Denmark in March 2020 had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Despite the occurred challenges, the project team continues working and delivering project results.

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The Survey of Needs on Smart Cities The survey was focused on registering the ideas and viewpoints of personnel working on municipalities, regions, and the wider public sector relevant to smart cities deployment. The survey was carried out in five countries and answers were collected by respondents from Lithuania, Denmark, Slovakia, Italy, and Hungary on the matter. In general, the survey has revealed a need to continue efforts to provide training for a public sector. A deeper knowledge on smart cities/villages’ concept could help

dealing with the increasing challenges that the transition to more intelligent communities brings along. Therefore, a complexity of tasks towards this direction needs further support. It was also interpreted that smartness and evolvement should not violate privacy and careful data sharing and management. The one should not preclude the other and scepticism should not backfire and destroy the huge potentials of the future intelligent and integrated communities.

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Curriculum Development for Training of Trainers As one of the intellectual outputs of the SMARTIES project, the project team has developed a curriculum for training of trainers. The structure of the curriculum is based on the results of the survey of needs on smart cities conducted with involvement of representatives of municipalities and adult educators. A preliminary outline of the curriculum, which had been developed by the project consortium already before the project started, was refined.

It reflects findings of the survey of needs and addresses most important aspects of smart cities/villages concept. Moreover, the project consortium designed a methodology explaining how the course materials should be delivered. The curriculum for training of trainers consists of four main parts and fifteen thematic subsections (see the graph below).

A – The Smart City Concept • 1. Understanding the Smart City Concept • 2. Smart City’s Strategic Principles • 3. Shaping a Smart City Ecosystem B - Planning and Implementing a Smart City • • • • •

4. Developing a Smart City 5. Financing a Smart City 6. Role of leadership in Smart Cities 7. Role of people in Smart Cities 8. Managing a Smart City

C - Smart Solutions by Smart City Key Areas • • • • • •

9. Smart ICT Infrastructure 10. Smart Governance 11. Smart Environment 12. Smart Transport 13. Smart Energy 14. Smart Lifestyle

D - Summary • 15. Smart City Planning

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Project coordinator e-code, a non-profit association dedicated to life-long learning. Our aim is to offer educational activities unique by its content, methodology and geographic coverage. Krupina, Slovakia. http://www.e-code.sk/home/

Partner institutions Budapest University of Technology and Economics, the leader in technical higher education Hungary. Budapest, Hungary.

https://www.bme.hu/ European Grants International Academy Srl, a private consultancy and training agency, operating in the field of EU projects and grants. Foligno, Italy.

https://www.egina.eu/ Aarhus University, a major Danish university with several world class research fields. Aarhus, Denmark.

https://www.au.dk/ Kaunas Science and Technology Park, the largest innovation community in Lithuania. Kaunas, Lithuania http://kaunomtp.lt/en

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1 st SMARTIES project’s Newsletter  

The Erasmus+ Smart Skills Development (SMARTIES) project officially started in September 2019. Within a framework of this project, a consort...

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The Erasmus+ Smart Skills Development (SMARTIES) project officially started in September 2019. Within a framework of this project, a consort...

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