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.

Solutions

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.

Participating
3 members
3 cities
3 countries
European Value
I can, I enable, I learn, I matter, I participate, I trust
Impact
0 citizens

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.  

Participating
8 members
7 cities
2 countries
European Value
Impact

Generalise and diffuse digital skills to everybody

According to data 169 million EU citizens lack even basic digital skills. This accounts for 44% of Europeans between the ages of 16-74. Lack of access to digital services as well as lack of awareness of digital possibilities have major impact on the digital divide, resulting in social divide.

Participating
12 members
11 cities
7 countries
European Value
I can, I enable, I participate
Impact
1.500.000 citizens

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

Participating
1 member
1 city
1 country
European Value
I enable
Impact

‘Urban 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 urban 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 urban digital twins.

Participating
35 members
27 cities
13 countries
European Value
I can, I enable, I learn, I matter, I participate, I trust
Impact
6.000.000 citizens

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.  

Participating
2 members
1 city
1 country
European Value
I enable, I participate
Impact

Updates

News

EU local leaders discuss how to mitigate the economic impact of the war in Ukraine on regions and cities

Economic support and long-term financial programmes are needed to overcome ongoing raising energy prices and inflation across Europe caused by the war in Ukraine.

News

Broadband Platform discusses ways to improve digital cohesion in Europe

The European Committee of the Regions and European Commission held the 4th meeting of the Broadband Platform on 6 May, focusing on ways to improve the digital infrastructure in the European Union by adding the concept of digital cohesion to the ones of social, economic and territorial coh

Upcoming events

| Workshops

Regional and local data-driven innovation through collective intelligence and sandboxing: Policy Lab

How can experimenting using a "sandboxing" approach help contribute to the development of local data ecosystems, and address key urban challenges related to mobility, energy, and housing? During this Policy Lab, we will present the key findings and recommendations from a large scale project focused on developing data ecosystems involving more nine European cities and regions.

| Online event

What the Digital Decade means at the local level - Moving from smart cities to interconnected territories

From networking to infrastructure, from cybersecurity to data, connect key technologies with the most promising use cases identified in France, highlighting specificities of each territory whilst looking forward to a holistic approach.

Submit your idea!

Scrum board

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”

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