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Join us in building the European way of Digital Transformation for 300 million Europeans
In times when cities and communities are looking to digital solutions to tackle a growing range of interconnected challenges, we must boost these efforts through a ‘European Way’ where digital solutions help to create places where people enjoy living and working.
Digital solutions are broad and include approaches to smart urban mobility, energy efficiency, sustainable housing, digital public services, and civic-led governance. Large-scale uptake and upscale of these solutions are crucial to help our cities and communities meet their climate targets and reduce their environmental footprint, while fostering citizen participation and bringing prosperity to all types of business, including SMEs and start-ups.
Through co-creation with citizens, we aim to bring the economic and social benefits of this transformation to all local communities and implement an inclusive digital Europe, with powerful digital services, technologies, infrastructures and skills.
We are turning cleaning the planet into a game
The citizen card offers people the possibility to access public services where and when they want.
European cities are working to make life easier for their residents and Europeans more broadly. Finished the dozen different cards and procedures to access city services, one card – and/or app – will give people simple direct and personalised access to many different services within their own city – from using public transport to visiting a zoo, the local library or accessing social benefits. It offers people the possibility to access public services where and when they want.
Huna's Light Touch is the smart city platform for the management of smart lighting, smart buildings and for the monitoring of air quality. We help ESCos and utilities to outstandingly level up the energy efficiency of street lighting and buildings, and to monitor urban air quality through highly improved data collection. We provide city managers with data they need for more sustainable and richer environments driven by wiser policies
Develop EU standard contractual clauses for the procurement of ethical AI
Work is underway by cities supported by the European Commission to develop EU standard contractual clauses for the procurement of ethical AI based on the good practices of the City of Amsterdam.
Transparency of Sustainable Investments, through verified data and governance
Our aim is to create of a world class multi-assets exchange based in Europe aimed at financing companies on their green, sustainable, social, and governance journey to make their financial returns yield an impact. Assets and their owners will undergo a certification and lifecycle tracking process using blockchain technology to improve the investors’ trust in the quality of the assets and their ESG credentials.
‘Local digital twins can change the way cities are planned, operated, monitored and managed’ (DUET project).
This group aims to build a community of like-minded cities, working on local digital twins. The group will discuss the concept, bring forward concrete use cases from around the EU and then explore why cities would be interested in using local digital twins.
The Data Space for Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities (DS4SSCC) initiative invites you to take part in a survey, launched as part of the ongoing work of the data space for smart and sustainable cities and
Nine cities, cooperating through the Eurocities network, have developed a free-to-use open-source ‘data schema’ for algorithm registers in cities. The data schema sets common guidelines on the information to be collected on algorithms and their use by a city.
Since COVID-19 hit the world as a global pandemic, the importance of connectivity has become more obvious. Europe needs to be better prepared, do more stress tests on the infrastructure and increase infrastructure and connections between the Member States. Strategies have to be set to establish how critical entities can prevent, resist and recover from disruptions.
The first Mayors’ Digital Assembly of the Living-in.EU movement will be organised on 13 June afternoon, in the framework of the the biggest event for cities this year - the Brussels Urban Summit (BUS) taking place from 12 to 15 June 2023. More information about the BUS can be found here: https://www.urbansummit.brussels/.
Submit your idea!
We want to collaborate with innovative people and organisations to help develop solutions to our current challenges and create new opportunities for the future. To do this we want to explore new ways of working with others and identify the best ideas and technologies, wherever they may be. If you have one of those ideas, submit them here.
Mayors about the European way
Mayor of Eindhoven, Netherlands
“For sustainable travel we see a bright future in Mobility as a Service: Maas for short. Several European goals come together in this, such as I enable, I learn, I trust.”
Mayor of Turku, Finland
“In Turku we commit to implement the dataprinciples and the principles of the living-in.eu declaration as part of our data guidelines. This will guarantee the best possible usability of our city data”
Mayor of Oulu, Finland
“The City of Oulu values are boldness, fairness and responsibility. A responsible way of doing creates a sense of security. Everyone is entitled to wellness, and digitisation improves the availibility, range and equality of services”