After six months from the start of SMARTEES, the activities of project are going on. In October the study visits in two of the cities so called “followers” took place: Vitoria Gasteiz in Spain and Zurich in Swizerland. In this regard it is to be noticed that in SMARTEES the “followers” cities are those which intend to promote some social innovation practices towards energy transition, on the basis of the experiences emerged from the 10 “supporting” and “reference” cases collected in SMARTEES project. These practices concern urban mobility, the energy independence and the regeneration of the urban areas based on renewable energy production. Moreover survey protocols are being finalised to carry out, in these 10 cases, the first phase of the field work (the “qualitative” research).

K&I is contributing to this, by supervising the activities in Zurich and working at the “qualitative research”, which is one of the activities of Work Package led by the organisation. Furthermore, K&I has taken care of the preparation of the Work Plans for each of the 10 “supporting” and “reference” cases and has developed, a very first draft of the social innovation profiles in these 10 cases, based on the documentary analysis. Finally, K&I contributed to the setting up of the theoretical framework of the project and to the launch of almost all the other activities of the project.