Smart Islands Project

The "Smart Islands" project is the continuation of the European Economic and Social Committee's (EESC) own-initiative opinion on Smart Islands.

The project aims to engage and exchange with local stakeholders on innovative projects developed locally, which create sustainable growth and, at the same time, job opportunities and competiveness, whilst respecting the environment and cultural heritage".

As outcome of the project, a catalogue of good practices was published in 2017.

In 2015 and 2016, a delegation of EESC Members is carrying out fact-finding missions to six EU islands that are implementing remarkable projects, in order to meet with local stakeholders, as well as to visit projects implemented in the islands.