Smart Bio Cities and the 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge (13/05/20)

By: Nina Hoppmann
Created: 13 May 2020 - 06:05
Updated: 15 May 2020 - 05:05

72 % of EU citizens live in urban areas. In today´s session, Dana Eleftheriadou from DG GROW, European Commission, presented the 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC). It is an EU initiative that helps EU cities leverage cutting edge technologies to tackle the pandemic crisis and reconstruct their economies while steering them in the direction on green, smart, sustainable growth. The five thematic tracks are:

  • green economy and environment,
  • mobility and urban infrastructure,
  • government services and social connectedness,
  • economic growth and skilling,
  • health and safety.
ECA meeting 13 May 2020 Intelligent Cities Challenge.pdf

13 May 2020
The Intelligent Cities Challenge

This was an excellent session. Cities are today the real platform for innovation development and social integration and it is crucial in this crisis to face new challenges for the quality of the solutions provided to citizens and organizations. In Portugal we have been developing during the last 20 years many experiences concerning this agenda and the role of governance, cooperation and innovation will be decisive fot the success of these projects. 

13 May 2020
Good practices shared from participants

In 2018-2019, Sofia Investment Agency, representing Sofia Municipality, created the Digital Transformation Strategy for Sofia. The Strategy was developed as part of the European Commission’s Digital Cities Challenge initiative. Sofia joined a network of 41 European cities that unite their efforts in facing the 21st century challenges to digital urban development. The strategy could be accessed through the following link.

The City of Sofia is preparing to take part in this year's challenge as well.

13 May 2020
Information about the forthcoming webinar

Information about the forthcoming webinar on 14 May 2020, themed Post-Pandemic Recovery Plans in Cities is already published under the events section, please check for further refference:

25 May 2020
Forthcoming live webinar, 18 June
The European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities is organising on the 18th of June a webinar on the topic of "Delivery models, funding & procurement for smart cities". Please check the following. section in the forum for further information:
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