Cities and communities are confronted with complex challenges, such as climate change, housing quality, pandemics, energy efficiency and urban mobility. More and more cities and communities are making use of the possibilities offered by digital solutions and technological advancements to tackle those growing challenges. Cities and communities are therefore transforming themselves into Smart Cities and Communities.
Interoperability is crucial to overcome the above-mentioned challenges in cities and communities. Lack of interoperability leads to fragmented service delivery at local level as well as lack of communication among different platforms, technologies and stakeholders, resulting in suboptimal delivery of services to the public.
Acknowledging the importance of interoperability for the well-being of the inhabitants, businesses, visitors and city/community administrators in the European Union, Deloitte and KU Leuven University have been tasked by the European Commission to develop a proposal for a European Interoperability Framework for Smart Cities and Communities (EIF4SCC).
The aim of the EIF4SCC is to provide European Union local administration leaders with definitions, principles, recommendations, including practical use cases, and a common model that enables public service delivery across domains, cities, regions and borders.
Please take part in the stakeholder consultation (survey is available here) until the 12th of April 2021. Your input is essential to help us create an useful tool for local government leaders.