To advance digital transformation on the local and regional levels, many EU, nationally, regionally or locally funded smart communities projects are already running or now emerging in the European Union.
To promote win-win cooperation between relevant smart communities projects, key networks and the European Commission, the Commission is inviting to a Cluster Meeting interested project leaders – e.g. coordinators or work package leaders – as well as network leaders related to the Living-in.EU movement on the European way of digital transformation in cities and communities. The meeting will be held online on Friday, 17 June 2022, 09:00-12:00 hrs CEST.
The dialogue focuses especially on:
- Synergies and links between websites and interactive platforms that are either specifically targeted to or have a strong component on the digital transformation at local or regional level;
- Collective EU efforts on interoperability and standardisation, with a focus on Local Digital Twins and AI deployment at local or regional level.
09:00-09:15 Welcome (5 x 3 min) from the Living-in.EU partners
- Dorthe Nielsen, Executive Director, EUROCITIES
- Martin Brynskov, Chair, Open & Agile Smart Cities
- Martina De Sole, Director, European Network of Living Labs
- Marek Bobis, Policy Officer, European Committee of the Regions
- Eddy Hartog, Head of Unit, European Commission, Technologies for Smart Communitie
09:15-10:15 Synergies and links between websites and interactive platforms, moderated by Cristina Martinez, Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission, Technologies for Smart Communities
Three introductory notes to prompt the dialogue (3 x 3 min):
- Federica Bordelot, EUROCITIES
Anna Bruen, ICLEI, NetZeroCities – Climate-Neutral & Smart Cities Mission
- Jean Gil Barroca, Deloitte, DT4REGIONS
Three breakout dialogue sessions will propose ideas and priorities on how to advance synergies and links between websites and interactive platforms – The introductory speakers will moderate each of the sessions
09:55-10:15 Key priorities feedback from the breakout sessions
10:30-11:35 Collective EU efforts on interoperability and standardisation moderated by Martin Brynskov, Chair, Living-in.EU Tech Subgroup
Four introductory notes to prompt the dialogue:
- Michael Mulquin, OASC, MIMs Ambassador, CommuniCity
- Jan-Joost van Kan, Atos, AURORAL and other EU projects
- Tania Marcos, Spanish Association for Standardization UNE, U4SSC
- Ray Walshe, EU Observatory for ICT Standards, StandICT project
Three breakout dialogue sessions will propose ideas and priorities on how to advance collective EU efforts on interoperability and standardisation – The three first introductory speakers will moderate each of the sessions
11:15-11:35 Key priorities feedback from the breakout sessions
11:35-12:00 Reactions from the opening panel and next steps, moderated by Cristina Martinez and Martin Brynskov
As we will not have time for wider project or proposal presentations at the Cluster Meeting, you can explore below such relevant wider presentations sent beforehand by Cluster Meeting participants to start prompting the Cluster Meeting dialogue.