21st April
15.00 – 17.15
Workshop Room

The Smart Islands Initiative workshop will present successful projects led by island local authorities across Europe in the fields of smart and sustainable energy, water, waste, transport and mobility. Projects realised in Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and other countries will be presented highlighting the specific elements that made the projects come into reality. In parallel the barriers confronted will be analysed during an interactive session with the workshop participants in order to shed light to the common challenges during project development in islands and how these were overcome and how this experience may be replicated to other projects around the globe.

During the 2-hours workshop short presentations will take place from the project representatives to trigger discussion and knowledge-sharing among the participants. Then the participants will be split in small working groups which will investigate more thoroughly the barriers and challenges in every project and how the acquired experience may be useful to other islands.