Jaen and Santa Cruz de Tenerife join the Spanish Smart Cities Network

At its meeting on 25 February in Sabadell, the Managing Board of RECI, the Spanish Smart Cities Network, comprising the mayors of the 25 founding municipalities, approved the incorporation of two new cities that have applied for membership: Jaen and Santa Cruz de Tenerife. As a result, RECI now comprises 62 municipalities. Similarly, it has conferred the status of “friendly municipality” on Galapagar (Madrid), Puerto Lumbreras (Murcia) and Huércal-Overa (Almería), all of which have less than 50,000 inhabitants.

The Managing Board also reviewed and approved the progress made by the Network’s five Working Groups. Here are the most important findings:

The social innovation group continues to make progress in drawing up a Model for the Presence, Participation and Active Listening of the Public Administrations via the Internet and on Social Networks.

The energy group has shared and analysed a range of documents and experiences of interest, such as the contract for improving street lighting for the Vitoria City Council.

In the environment, infrastructures and habitability group experiences have been shared including the planning for usage and water saving in Sabadell as part of the CAT-MED Project.

The urban mobility group has dealt with the effects of the new regulatory standard for EV charging infrastructure equipment.

Lastly, the governance, economy and business group has raised awareness regarding the ‘Participate’ program of the European Foundation for Information Society that seeks to involve citizens in public processes.