B2G data sharing in cities: series of 5 workshops

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On the initiative of Amsterdam and Florence, both signatories of the Living.in-eu movement, supported by Eurocities and the European Commission, a series of workshops will be organised to reflect on on how cities and regions can further develop Business-to-Government (B2G) data sharing and on opportunities for upscaling data sharing practices across Europe.

In a series of 5 online workshops as part of the Living-in.eu movement, building on the findings of the report of the High-Level Expert Group on Business-to-Government (B2Gdata sharing and earlier workshops, organisers wish to invite city experts and programme managers experienced with B2G data sharing and setting up data partnerships.

The purpose of this series of events is to explore opportunities for upscaling B2G data sharing. This may encompass both already existing and future use cases for data sharing. Using the approach of multi-stakeholder governance, the workshops will provide opportunities to discuss how cities and the European Commission can co-operate in achieving more data sharing. Another topic to discuss is how to combine data collection between cities, other governments and businesses in the EU both for specific use cases and across sectors. 

The workshops will allow cities to:

  • Exchange technical, legal, governance and capacity related experiences and approaches for data sharing and develop interoperable models for data sharing;
  • Discuss between cities and the European Commission how to improve B2G data sharing with attention to both legal and technical issues;
  • Launch concrete collaborations for fostering data sharing;
  • Discover whether there is a need for further cooperation on the topic, in particular in the context of the various sub-groups of the Living-in.eu community.

Each workshop will last for about 90 minutes and will be organised on Wednesdays from 10:00 to 11:30 AM CET between May-July 2021:

For background information, please see here.

Draft agenda for the 3rd workshop - Boosting smart energy in cities and communities, 09/06/2021

Welcome and introduction by moderator Federica Bordelot, policy advisor, Eurocities

Boosting smart energy in cities and communities: lessons learned from B2G energy data sharing 

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  • Use case from Milan by Roberto Nocerino, project manager, municipality of Milan


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