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    Smart Cities Europe Roundtable

    Tuesday 10th October 2017, Brussels

  • Slide

    Smart Cities Europe Roundtable

    Tuesday 10th October 2017, Brussels

  • Slide

    Smart Cities Europe Roundtable

    Tuesday 10th October 2017, Brussels

  • Slide

    Smart Cities Europe Roundtable

    Tuesday 10th October 2017, Brussels

  • Slide

    Smart Cities Europe Roundtable

    Tuesday 10th October 2017, Brussels

  • Slide

    Smart Cities Europe Roundtable

    Tuesday 10th October 2017, Brussels

  • Slide

    Smart Cities Europe Roundtable

    Tuesday 10th October 2017, Brussels

Urban areas account for more than 70% of the population within the EU. According to the European Commission, urban areas consume also 70% of energy whilst they account for 75% of the EU's greenhouse gas emissions, therefore making cities the place where most energy savings could be made. Furthermore, cities are centres for most of the economic, social and cultural activities in Europe creating approximately 80% of the EU’s GDP.

As urbanisation is expected to increase in the following decades, there is an urgent need to work towards further developing models that promote more citizen-centred, economically viable and environmentally sustainable solutions in European cities.

This roundtable meeting will bring together; EU policy makers, city councils, leaders from transport authorities, energy regulatory authority, local government authorities, chambers of commerce and industry, sustainable development stakeholders and other key stakeholders to discuss current policies and strategies to develop and implement successful Smart Cities projects in the EU.
Subjects to be addressed include:
  • Best practices in EU Member States: What can we learn from Existing Projects?
  • Smart Cities and Citizen Involvement: How can we Secure Citizen’s Participation?
  • Discussing Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Urban Mobility across Cities
  • Supporting Transport and Urban Innovation : Developments and Ways Forward
  • The role of Big Data in Improving the Development of Urban Areas
  • Facilitating Access to Funding: promoting cooperation between stakeholders at all levels
  • Competitiveness and Innovation: attracting funding and investments
  • Future Innovative Technology Solutions for Smart Cities
  • Specific recommendations for Horizon 2020
  • Recommendations for policy makers, governments and key stakeholders

Networking:

The round table will also provide networking time, including coffee breaks and lunch to ensure participants have the maximum possible time to establish and strengthen relationships, whilst exchanging ideas.