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2018 Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation and showcase their innovative practices

The Guangzhou Award, established by United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), World Association of the Major Metropolises (METROPOLIS) and City of Guangzhou, is open to all the cities and local authorities

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publication date : 19-07-2018

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publication date : 18-07-2018

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New Austrian presidency of the European Union announces policy priorities

The Austrian presidency of the council of the European Union, which started on 1 July 2018, has identified three main fields of action to help tackle the legitimacy crisis that the European Union is facing among citizens.

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publication date : 13-07-2018

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2018 URBACT City Festival: new cities welcomed!

Europe’s cities are invited to come to Lisbon on 13-14 September 2018 for the 2018 edition of the URBACT City Festival. Registrations extended for new cities until 15 July.

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publication date : 06-07-2018

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e-ID and e-Invoicing, CEF building blocks to support e-government across Europe

As enablers for cross-border data flows, interoperability of datasets and the effectivity of the once-only principle, CEF Building Blocks are instrumental to the Tallinn Ministerial Declaration on eGovernment. Local governments therefore get the chance to enhance security and trust, improving citizens’ and businesses’ access to digital services and reduce paperwork.

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publication date : 06-07-2018

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European Innovation Scoreboard 2018

On 22 June, the European Commission published the European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS) 2018, the 2018 edition of the annual document that shows a comparative assessment of innovation performance and research in EU countries, other European countries, and regional neighbours.

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publication date : 02-07-2018

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United 4 Smart Sustainable Cities launches new expert groups on blockchain and the impact of frontier technologies

​"A smart sustainable city is an innovative city that uses information and communication technologies (ICTs) and other means to improve quality of life, efficiency of urban operation and services, and competitiveness, while ensuring that it meets the needs of present and future generations with respect to economic, social, environmental as well as cultural aspects”.

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publication date : 28-06-2018

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Survey on Urban Data Platform by the SCC01 data taskgroup

Partners from the 12 lighthouse projects (SCC01) have recently launched a collaboration group on data management and now conducting a survey on the state-of-the-art of Urban Data Platforms in Europe.

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publication date : 25-06-2018

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KSF Policy update: review of the Public Sector Information directive

Public sector information is a large source of information in the EU and a critical asset for the development of new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence.

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publication date : 15-06-2018

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Espoo awarded 2018 Intelligent Community of the Year

"Espoo's holistic philosophy of humanizing every aspect of its technology and teaching innovation as a way of life was extremely impressive. Espoo's citizen engagement rates are extremly high, which democracies needs, and its economic output speaks for itself.", said ICF co-founder Lou Zacharilla

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publication date : 08-06-2018