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4th B2G Data Sharing Workshop - A private sector perspective

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.

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European Committee of the Regions and EU Commission jointly drive forward the fast and intelligent roll-out of broadband infrastructure

On 15th of June, the second 2021 Broadband Platform meeting brought together members of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) with European Commission experts and a Portuguese Presidency of the Council representative – giving them the oc

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B2G data sharing in energy – 3rd B2G Data Sharing Workshop

Smart energy management in cities is a key to achieving the green and digital transition. This was the focus of the third in a series of five workshops on business to government (B2G) data sharing in cities. Helsinki, Rennes Metropole and Milan shared their experiences, followed by an engaging discussion with around 30 European cities.

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ESPON needs your help to map digital innovation at local level

Baseline survey on how cities, towns and rural areas across Europe approach digital innovation launched today

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Smart and Green Communities session - Leading the Digital Decade Event

Join us at the Smart and Green communities’ session on the 2nd June 16:15 to 17:00 CET and find out about funding opportunities for Sustainable and Smart Cities and Communities (SSCC) topics in the Digital Europe Programme (DIGITAL). Cristina Martinez, Deputy Head of the Unit Technologies for Smart Communities, and Andrea Halmos, Policy Officer, will give insights into our vision and long-term strategy for SSCC, present the foreseen calls in the first Work Programme and answer your questions during the Q&A.

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Towards green, smart and affordable mobility services in cities and communities - 2nd B2G data sharing workshop

Green, smart and affordable mobility is an ambition of many European Cities. This was the focus of the second in a series of 5 workshops on business to government (B2G) data sharing in cities. Barcelona, Lisbon and Pilsen shared and discussed their experience with over 40 European cities.

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