In its opinion, the EESC discusses how smart cities can become drivers for new European industrial development. To achieve this, it is essential to converge on a development model that is more advanced and effective than those applied to date, where action has been extremely fragmented. Within the framework of the project, a delegation of seven EESC members has carried out study visits to six EU cities that have started or implemented smart project initiatives. The ultimate aim of the "Smart Cities" project is to compile a set of recommendations to be disseminated among the European Institutions and all relevant stakeholders across the European Union.
Related information: http://www.eesc.europa.eu/?i=portal.en.smart-cities