The Spanish Network of Smart Cities (Red Española de Ciudades Inteligentes, RECI) began to take shape in June 2011 with the signing of the 'Manifesto for Smart Cities. Innovation for progress', whose commitment was to create an open network to promote the economic, social and business progress of cities through innovation and knowledge, relying on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
After the founding session, held in Logroño, and two organizing sessions for the working groups in A Coruña and Murcia, the Network was formally established in June 2012 in Valladolid. Since November 2023, the RECI has been part of the organizational structure of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP). RECI is currently chaired by José de la Uz, mayor of Las Rozas, Madrid.
Its objective is to exchange experiences and work together to develop a sustainable management model and improve the quality of life of citizens, focusing on aspects such as energy savings, sustainable mobility, electronic Administration, care for people or security.
At the moment, the RECI is made up of more than 144 partner municipalities: