Project Coordinator – Data Space


Eurocities, the network of major European cities, is recruiting a project coordinator to work in the digital field  on our new project: ‘Data Space for Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities’ (DS4SSCC), which is funded by the Digital Europe Programme (DEP).

The chosen candidate would start in September 2022.

Eurocities is a dynamic and international team where we trust in people, value constructive exchanges and collaborative work. We help people thrive in a friendly, open, and healthy environment while promoting a work/life balance.


As project coordinator, you will be responsible for implementing Eurocities’ activities within the framework of the DS4SSCC DEP project.

The DS4SSCC is a preparatory action for the creation of a data space for smart communities as an enabler of the Green Deal goals and Sustainable Development Goals. The project aims to:

  • Develop a multi-stakeholder data governance scheme by bringing together European cities and their local stakeholders (‘quadruple helix’) to collaborate on use cases relevant to Green Deal objectives through operational local data platforms, via a “data governance core group”.
  • Create a blueprint for the European DS4SSCC
  • Bring an agreed set of priority datasets into conformity with the new blueprint by delivering a catalogue of domains, use cases and related data sets for DS4SSCC.
  • Develop a roadmap and action plan towards a mature, connected pan-EU DS4SSCC.
  • Shaping and implementing the data space on the local, regional, national and EU level, taking into account their different levels of maturity.

More specifically, Eurocities will lead the work on the development of a multi-stakeholder data governance scheme, including stakeholders gathering and engagement and workplan development.

You will work as part of the digital transformation team of the Eurocities’ Brussels office.  In this role, you will:

  • Implement Eurocities’ activities within the framework of the DS4SSCC project:
  • General management of the project including budget monitoring
  • Liaising with the European Commission and project partners
  • Delivering project tasks due by Eurocities
  • Overseeing and preparation of technical reports
  • Deliver project activities such as develop a blueprint,catalogue of use cases and data sets as well as knowledge sharing meetings,a roadmap, action plan and a code of conduct organise a high-level annual event in Brussels

In addition, you will be:

  • Contributing and ensuring coordination with policy work in the digital field. More specifically, you will contribute to the data Working Group of the Eurocities Digital Forum, including input and reporting on results
  • Ensuring synergies and coordination with the Living-in.EU initiative and its subgroups’ activities towards the implementation of set commitments
  • Strengthening the impact of the project’s activities in terms of outcomes, benefits and dissemination towards the digital forum and all other relevant forums and projects in cross-cutting areas, such as mobility, energy and environment


You are an experienced professional who is full of initiative, self-driven, curious, creative, flexible and results-oriented.

Skills and experience:

  • A successful track record of five years’ related work
  • Experience in EU-funded project management
  • In-depth and up-to-date knowledge of digital policies at EU level in the scope of the project
  • Experience in coordinating and working with multiple stakeholders at EU and local level
  • Experience in event organisation
  • Fluent in English, and able to write clear and concise reports in English
  • Good networking abilities and interpersonal skills within the context of an international environment
  • Excellent relationship management, negotiating, coordination, and communications skills


  • Experience in working with local and city governments or public sector partners
  • Experience in knowledge transfer
  • Ability to translate project work into policy recommendations
  • Experience writing project proposals
  • Other languages
  • Experience in policy work
  • Experience in writing policy recommendations and publications

We are looking for candidates who fulfil most of these criteria, but do not hesitate to apply if you think that you could be a good fit for the position.


We offer

A one-year contract linked to the project and a full-time position, either as:

  • An employee, under Belgian legislation. The selected candidate will need to either live in Belgium or be willing to move to Belgium for the duration of the contract (candidates need to provide a Belgian address). OR
  • A freelancer, based in any EU country and able to prove freelancer status as a natural person
  • A 3.200 € – 3.800 €  monthly gross salary, according to profile and experience
  • Flexible working hours and part-time teleworking


Meal vouchers, pension plan, hospitalisation insurance, public transport costs, 13th month, éco-chèques, 90€ net per month of teleworking allowance, training opportunities.

How to apply

Applicants are requested to send a letter of motivation, explicitly describing their relevant experience point by point and linking it to the requirements for the position, in one page maximum, together with a CV with at least two referees (including your current or last employer) by COB on 17 July 2022 to: Patricia de Wouters, Head of HR, at

Please send the documents in a pdf format and mention ‘project coordinator data’ in the subject line.

Interviews will be held in person or remotely on 26 July 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. CV and personal data of non-selected candidates are not shared with anyone outside Eurocities and will be deleted immediately after the recruitment process. For more information, read our privacy policy.

[1] For freelancers, these benefits are included in the hourly rate.