Peer Review Meeting 1





Lead Partner

ICLEI European Secretariat


Vasileios Latinos, Julia Peleikis (ICLEI European Secretariat)


Mihoko Sakurai, Tim A. Majchrzak (CIEM)

Lucy Vilarkin (City of Bristol)

Juris Golunovs (City of Riga)

Claudio Bordi, Pier-Luigi Potenza (City of Rome),

Ib Jespersgaard, Jacob Knudsen (City of Vejle)

This report was prepared in the framework of Work Package (WP) 5, i.e. the WP coordinating the testing process of the pilot tools developed in WP3 and WP4. It is the first of three peer-review reports aimed at summarizing the feedback from the partner CITIES on the pilot implementation phase. Specifically, this report summarises the feedback from the partner cities on the pilot implementation of the Community Engagement and Communication Tool, developed by CIEM, Center for Integrated Emergency Management, Universiteit i Adger, in WP4, in collaboration with TECNUN, University of Navarra.

The aim of this report is to provide important input for the finalization of the aforementioned tool. The report also demonstrates and highlights the main outcomes of the kick-off workshops, the organized webinars between the tier-1 and tier-2 partner CITIES, as well as the input received and the results of the review workshop, which took place in Kristiansand, Norway, on 21 September 2016. During this review workshop, the tier-1 CITIES provided collective input having participated in the first pilot implementation (out of 5) of the project, while the tier-2 CITIES shared their additional feedback having followed the peer-reviewing activities within WP5. The report summarizes the recommendations of the partner CITIES for the finalization of the tool, assesses the impact of the tool for the stakeholders for each tier-1 CITY identified in D5.1 and states some general conclusions on the pilot implementation process.

The report is divided into six parts: The 1st part introduces the tool and the main parts of the pilot implementation process, while it also provides information on methodology and process details. The parts 2-4 explore the feedback provided by Kristiansand, Donostia/San Sebastian, and Glasgow, respectively, by matching them with the best practices provided by their respective tier-2 peer(s). Each of these parts concludes with necessary recommendations for the further development and finalization of the tool. The 5th part focuses on the impact of the Community Engagement and Communication Tool to city processes and relevant stakeholders, which have been identified for each tier-1 CITY, within the chosen security sectors; these stakeholder lists have been presented in Deliverable 5.1. The sixth and final part of this report summarizes the tool’s strengths and weaknesses as elaborated by the peer-review CITIES and focuses on general conclusions and future steps for the subsequent pilot implementation processes.











This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 653569.