Spreading know-how beyond borders at Lisbon’s Sharing Cities Showroom


If a country is to improve the sustainability of its industries and meet its climate goals, it is essential to have a workforce empowered with the relevant know-how. A project which aims at empowering countries by spreading knowledge about sustainable development, CapSEM (part of the Erasmus + programme), has teamed up Norway, the Netherlands and Portugal with India, Nepal and Uganda, as well as regions of Asia and Africa to develop higher education curricula that will ensure that graduates are empowered to engineer positive change in their nation.

What better place for the representatives of such a highly ambitious knowledge sharing project to gather than the Sharing Cities Showroom in Lisbon, where they could become acquainted with the tools and solutions being developed and shared to make Europe’s cities smarter. The congregation arrived on 15 November and witnessed the designs for smart public lighting, energy consumption monitoring systems, solar panel installations, electric bike sharing schemes and many other programmes that Lisbon, one of the Sharing Cities’ lighthouse cities, plans to implement for the health and convenience of its citizens.

22 representatives from higher education institutions in Uganda, India, Nepal, Portugal, Norway and the Netherlands and saw live presentations of the work of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, EDP D, Instituto Superior Técnico and Circular Economy Portugal in the areas of green energy, sustainability and the economy.

When programmes like Sharing Cities facilitate knowledge sharing across national borders and throughout the globe, concrete gains are made towards our sustainable future.


Bernadett Köteles-Degrendele bernadett.degrendele@eurocities.eu

Maria Joao Caneiras maria.joao.caneiras@cm-lisboa.pt


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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement N°691895

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