How to replicate smart city solutions? Are standards the right tools for cities? Can the European Standardization Organizations be part of the cities’ journey towards a smart and sustainable future?


Cities are not always fully aware of what standards can offer, as they may not be familiar with the value voluntary standards bring and how to get involved in the standardization system. This conference will bring cities and standardizers together to debate on priorities and needs for cities in their journey to become smarter and more sustainable.

Therefore this event aims to:

  • raise awareness and promote standardization among cities and citizens;
  • showcase and exchange cities’ best practices where standards play an important role;
  • find out how to replicate smart cities solutions;
  • collect expression of needs for further standardization development;
  • motivate decision-makers and investors. 

The results of the debates will feed into the CEN-CENELEC-ETSI Sector Forum on ‘Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities’ acting as advisory and coordinating body for European standardization activities in this field. 


19th of October


Albert Borschette Centre, Brussels, Belgium