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 political work of the CoR aims to build up a narrative of digital resilience as a key factor in the sustainability of public services in the era of growing reliance on digital technologies, cloud computing, data and interoperable information systems and make policy recommendations on how local and regional authorities should increase their digital resilience This debate will be an opportunity to address how local and regional authorities can become more digitally resilient in view of a potential "digital pandemic" and attacks (physical and cyber) on critical digital infrastructure.
- Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission for a Europe fit for the Digital Age
Jaroslava Pokorná Jermanová (CZ/RENEW E.), Chair of the ECON commission of the CoR
Members of the European Committee of the Regions
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.
The Living-in.EU legal subgroup is organising an online session to discuss the Interoperable Europe Act proposal and its implications for cities.
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/.