Slovenia has joined the Living-in.eu movement. Boštjan Koritnik, Minister of Public Administration, signed the Join Boost Sustain declaration at the Slovenian Presidency Conference “EU as a Community of People” on 8 July 2021.
6th Meeting of Living-in.EU Signatories - Cross-border cooperation for smart regions, cities and communities
People, traffic, water and air pollution all flow across borders, so must digital solutions. The 6th Meeting of Living-in.EU Signatories took place on the 9th July 2021 and focused on Cross-border cooperation for smart regions, cities and communities.
The 5th (and last) workshop of the B2G data sharing in cities series of workshops aimed to draw conclusions from the series of meetings and put forward recommendations for future activities. The workshop was attended by around 40 participants from cities and communities as well as Commission services, and was moderated by Lodewijk Noordzij from Eurocities.
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Cities and regions step up their game to regulate online platforms and pave a safe way for SMEs into digital markets
The European Committee of the Regions strengthens its commitment to the EU's wide-ranging legislative project of reinforcing democratic control over dominant internet platforms and restoring a levelled online economy that works for SMEs and individual consumers alike.
For years, cities and communities have been raising their voices about the importance of privately held data for their city management; to know where traffic flows are, where tourists come from or what consumer purchasing patterns are in certain parts of town. These data are regularly collected by companies, but for various reasons, are often not shared or not shared in a format useful for policy-making. Research shows that some approaches already exist to tap into such data, but they are often sub-optimal and do not scale up. A series of business-to-government (B2G) workshops are organised to discuss such approaches; the first three workshops have focused on the experiences of cities in accessing data, while today's workshop gave an insight to the perspective of the private sector.