Support services for EU smart communities

In today's digital age, European urban and rural communities are progressing in their digital transformations, but not all are moving at the same pace. Some communities have already embraced advanced digital technologies, like Local Digital Twins, AI, and high-performance computing, while others are just starting to invest in their digital journey.

Through the Digital Europe Programme, the European Commission has launched a collaborative effort to accelerate digital transformation in EU communities. These services aim to foster the adoption of local digital twins and other digital solutions across rural and urban areas, ensuring that technology is accessible to all.

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Main objectives:

The initiative focuses on three key objectives:

  • Increasing awareness and readiness, supporting EU communities that have not yet begun their digital transformation journey by providing resources, best practices, and training to develop digital strategies.
  • Scaling deployment of digital infrastructure, assisting communities with existing digital transformation strategies in deploying enabling digital infrastructures and tools based on commonly agreed standards.
  • Promoting Local Digital Twins, creating a European Local Digital Twin (LDT) toolbox that will facilitate the deployment of digital twins for innovative urban planning and sustainable solutions.

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23 May 2024

Unlocking the digital potential of EU smart communities

Lucia Garrido
The European Commission is calling on cities and communities across the EU to express their interest in the Online Procuremen...
10th European Summit of Regions & Cities
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11 Mar 2024

Living-in.EU at the 10th European Summit of Regions and Cities 2024

Michelle Gonzalez Torres
The European Summit of Regions and Cities is back for its 10th edition, coinciding with the European Committee of the Regions...

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Local Digital Twins
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Local Digital Twins – Increasing Digitalisation Awareness and Readiness of Dutch Communities

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Local Digital Twins
Online Trainings

Local Digital Twins – Increasing Digitalisation Awareness and Readiness of Dutch Communities

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Local Digital Twins
Online Trainings

Local Digital Twins – Increasing Digitalisation Awareness and Readiness of Dutch Communities

<p><strong>Do you want to advance the digitalisation of your municipality, but don't know how to go about it...

These services are provided as part of the Local Digital Twins toolbox procurement - Advancing initial stages for the transformation of Smart Communities - Lot 1 and Lot 2, as described in the Digital Europe programme, and funded by the European Union.

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