START UP is the new European project on smart cities coordinated by the FUE-UJI

The FUE-UJI has received approval from the European Commission of the new Erasmus+ project Start up for Development, which will focus on the concept “smart cities” under the acronym START UP. The project consortium is made up of 5 international partners coordinated by FUE-UJI who will train experts in smart solutions to promote “smart cities” in small municipalities. 

The European project START UP, financed under the Erasmus+ program in the “Strategic Partnerships for Adult Education” modality, will be implemented for 28 months by the EuroFUE-UJI. During this time, a training program for adults on ““smart cities”, especially aimed at small municipalities in order to create recognized smart cities in the countries that form the consortium.

 In addition to having the FUE-UJI as coordinator, the consortium of START UP It is made up of four more entities from different countries: the private training and tourism institution Kocatürk Danismanlik (Türkiye), the ARID Association (Poland), Regional development agency and business support center for small and medium-sized businesses (Bulgaria) and Non-profit Society for Innovative Alternative Development (Greece).

With this consortium, the project Start up for Development is based on the premise that small municipalities are alien to the concept of smart cities, since they cannot afford to have experts in “smart cities” among its technicians. Therefore, the objective of the project is to prepare a course for trainers who will be able to give municipalities a clear and complete explanation of what smart cities would be, so that they can implement concrete actions aimed at converting these small municipalities into smart towns. 


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