CITYkeys managed to systematically work with a wide list of stakeholders:


  • European Commission: CITYkeys has presented its work programme and results to various EC policy officers and units in an effort to raise awareness and create synergies with relevant projects and policy initiatives. More specifically, the project has been presented to policy officers from DG CNECT, DG ENER, DG MOVE, DG ENV and DG REGIO as well as project managers from the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA)

  • CEN/CENELEC/ETSI: Following EUROCITIES’ participation in the SSCC CG of the three standardisation organisations, the project has been presented and promoted as a necessary tool for the performance measurement of smart cities and the projects they design and implement. 

CITYkeys KPIs have been used by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) to create its TS103463 technical specification 'Key Performance Indicators for Sustainable Digital Multiservice Cities'.

  • EIP Smart Cities & Communities: CITYkeys is an integral part of the EIP SCC as it is one of the two projects that deal with “accompanying measures” within the EIP. In this frame, CITYkeys has been promoted during all the EIP SCC statutory and technical meetings. An effort to initiate a cluster for “metrics” under the guidance of CITYkeys has been also made

  • EUROCITIES: One of CITYkeys objectives is to provide a “holistic framework” that can be used across all activities of a city. EUROCITIES has been promoting CITYkeys and its results (particularly the set of indicators) to member cities and experts in all its forums: knowledge society, economic development, environment, mobility, social affairs and culture

  • Covenant of Mayors: Via the Covenant of Mayors Office, CITYkeys has tried to promote its tools to cities that are interested to measure the performance of their smart city projects.

  • SCIS (Smart cities information system): SCIS develops a database of smart city projects which will be classified towards a set of performance indicators. SCIS and CITYkeys have recognised the objectives they share and collaborate very closely to this end: participation in one another’s events, exchange of documents for review, regular meetings, etc.

  • RFSC (Reference framework for European sustainable cities): In the same manner and methods, CITYkeys worked with RFSC under the shared objective of providing cities with monitoring and evaluation tools

  • Lighthouse projects: CITYkeys has paid special attention in involving consistently and as soon as possible the first three H2020 lighthouse projects (TRIANGULUM, REMOURBAN and GROW SMARTER). Representatives from the three projects have participated in the CITYkeys workshops and have been invited to contribute with comments to the project’s deliverables

  • ESPRESSO project: CITYkeys' KPIs were endorsed by the ESPRESSO project as part of its tool to assess the progress of cities (

  • Other European initiatives and projects: CITYkeys has discussed and developed synergies with a number of initiatives and projects that are relevant to the smart cities’ development. Indicatively: the Green Digital Charter, the European Energy Award, the SMARTICIPATE project, the URBIS project and the DECUMANUS project etc.

  • The University of Liège is exploring the opportunity to use CITYkeys framework in the Wallonia region (Belgium).