Digitalization – the Future for Cities?

Atelier ECO dans le cadre de la Semaine européenne des villes et des régions, organisée par le Comité des Régions.

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Chair: Mr Joost van Iersel, President of the Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion of the EESC

The ECO Section of the European Economic and Social Committee organises a workshop on "Digitalization – the Future for Cities?" inviting three cities to participate: Paris, Tallinn, and Jun. The aim of this workshop is to discuss the cities’ growing role in the world’s undeniably changing environment. This year, specific focus will be given to modern concepts (technology, innovation, digitalisation etc.) which are rapidly gaining more and more importance in city regions. These three cities have proven examples that in several areas – such as transport, education, culture, e-governance, e-democracy and so on – digitalisation has significant social, environmental and economic added value.

Target audience:

  • EU, national, regional and local policy/decision makers
  • Authorities managing and evaluating cohesion policy programmes and projects
  • Other stakeholders: private companies, financial institutions, European and national associations
  • Academics, students and researchers