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.
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.
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Urban Data Platforms are at the core of the digital transformation and the basis for data-driven solutions addressing the challenges of today’s cities and communities.
The beating heart of the urban digital transformation Urban data platforms are at the core of the digital transformation of cities and communities. It is the centrepiece for new and innovative services from a simple route-planner to complex digital twin solution. Urban Data Platforms are the beating hearts of the urban digital transformation as they connect, analyse and visualise all data from the urban fabric. From here, data can be further shared to city services or third-party providers offering seamless mobile experiences for citizens.
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
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.
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.
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.
Signatory event on organisational and cultural interoperability
On 9 March, Living-in.EU and Wavestone organised an interactive workshop on the organisational and cultural interoperability challenges that local administrations may face when implementing data spaces and local digital twins.
TAKE PART: UserCentriCities Dashboard Is Now Open
This is a unique opportunity for every city and region interested in learning more about the level of performance in designing and delivering digital services that focus on their citizens and their needs.
Interactive workshop on organisational and cultural interoperability
Challenges that local administrations may face when implementing data spaces and local digital twins
Wavestone is conducting a study on organisational and cultural interoperability issues arising in local administrations when establishing local, regional or national data spaces or local digital twins drawing on examples from European public administrations for the European Commission’s Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (
Interoperable Europe Act Proposal: Cross-border interoperability for public sector bodies?
Join this online meeting for a guide through the proposal for an Interoperable Europe Act and to discuss its potential (legal) impact for public sector bodies such as local administrations.
Draft Agenda – (TBC) 12:00 - 12:05 Welcome (Living-in.eu Legal subgroup) 12:05 - 12:25 Presenting the Interoperable Europe Act (Isa Katharina von Kalben, Program Manager, DG DIGIT) 12:25 - 12:45 City perspective on the proposal for an Interoperable Europe Act (Helsinki, Eurocities)
Mayors' Digital Assembly 2023
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”