The Digital Cities Challenge Mayor Summit is tomorrow and TheMayorEU will be present. Stay tuned!
The Digital Cities Challenge is a programme launched by the European Commission that aims to help over 40 cities develop and implement digital policies that can transform day to day life for residents, businesses, workers, and entrepreneurs
- December 03, 2018 14:30
- Olya Georgieva
On 10 October 2017, during the European Week of Regions and Cities, the European Commission (DG GROW and DG REGIO) and the Committee of the Regions launched the Digital Cities Challenge. Now, a year later, the mayors from the participating cities will convene in Brussels on 4 December for a big day of networking, sharing practices and committing to the digital transformation of their cities. The initiative currently helps 41 European cities develop and implement policies for economic growth while harnessing the benefits of Advanced Technologies. The cities are setting a digital vision and ambition, strategy, roadmap and monitoring framework and prepare to act as models for other cities that may follow, showcasing the European diversity due to their individual cultural and economic fabric.
In the Digital Cities Challenge participate 15 Challenge cities (Alcoy, Algeciras, Arad, Granada, Grand-Orly Seine Biѐvre, Guimarães, Iaşi, Kavala, L’Aquila, Patras, Pori, Rijeka, Sofia, Thessaloniki and Ventspils) selected from 92 applications via 23 Member States, 20 Fellow cities (Alicante, Antwerp, Athens, Cork, Derry, Gelsenkirchen, Gijón, Graz, Heidelberg, Heraklion, Idrija, Karlskrona, Mantova, Nuremberg, Oulu, Padua, Reggio Emilia, Seville, Sunderland and Trikala) invited to engage in the digital transformation initiative using their own resources, and 6 Mentor cities (Amsterdam, Barcelona, Espoo, Hamburg, Lisbon and Nice) who have volunteered to inspire and share success practices with the group.