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

We are turning cleaning the planet into a game

OpenLitterMap is an open source, interactive, and accessible database of the world's litter and plastic pollution that covers 16/17 SDGs

Participating
1 member
1 city
1 country
European Value
I can, I enable, I learn, I matter, I participate, I trust
Impact

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
4 members
3 cities
2 countries
European Value
I enable, I participate
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

Can culture in Europe become more interactive and participative?

Can an Arts & Technology festival add a technological experience to truly innovate culture? That was the starting question of this project.  The idea: enable people through Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to share with other visitors their opinion on art works. The advantage: no 'parasitic' use of technology (like with Google or facebook), but an enabling of the visitor who forms an opinion of an art work, decides to share it and then is enabled to actively do that. 

Participating
2 members
2 cities
2 countries
European Value
I can, I participate
Impact

‘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.

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

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

Updates

News

Call for Pilot Cities - NetZeroCities

NetZeroCities is launching a groundbreaking programme that tests new approaches to reaching climate neutrality goals across cities in Europe.

Upcoming events

Empowering youth and strengthening digitalisation for territorial cohesion

This workshop will highlight different regional best practices to showcase, from multiple angles, how regions can support youth empowerment by using cohesion and other types of funding at the core of the digital and green transitions.

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Data-driven cities: digital technologies for inclusive and sustainable decision-making processes

Digital technology can facilitate participatory urban planning by empowering citizens and turning them from passive recipients of policy to active agents of city change.

Go local, think global – digital tools for citizens

How can digital tools make citizens' lives better? Be it in the field of digital communications, public services, or AI technologies? This session will explore case studies of employment of digital tools by European cities and regions.

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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