IEU SMART CITIES Weekly Telegram 30 May 2016


# UN

  • UN launches campaign to urge 'smart' transition to sustainable cities
  • ITU and UNECE launch advocacy platform for smart sustainable cities

# EIP-SCC

  • Finance and investment opportunities to build more sustainable, energy efficient and liveable cities at the 2016 EIP-SCC General Assembly
  • European Sustainable Cities Summit
  • BUILD UP Webinar / Report Launch: Energy Transition of the EU Building Stock
  • We Make Europe: Cities and City Makers enhancing the (Im)Pact of Amsterdam
  • Central and Eastern European Energy Efficiency (C4E) Forum
  • Low Carbon Business Action in Brazil Call for Applications is Open
  • CITYkeys Webinar – Performance Measurement for Smart Cities in a Nutshell
  • Green Digital Charter workshop
  • Info Day on Smart City Seville: Achieving Affordable Comfort
  • Interview with Willemieke Hornis
  • Download all documents related to our General Assembly

# EU COUNCIL

  • Digital single market technologies and public services modernisation

# EU COMMISSION

  • The Urban Agenda for the EU: European cities get their say in EU policy making
  • Urban Agenda for the EU - 7 out of 10 city dwellers aged 20 to 64 are employed - Almost a quarter of all city dwellers at risk of poverty or social exclusion
  • Vice-President Šefčovič and Commissioner Bulc encourage cities to accelerate investment in sustainable energy and transport solutions

# EU COMMISSION - DG REGIO

  • Speech of Commissioner Corina Creţu at the Informal Ministerial Meeting on the Urban Agenda for the EU

# EU COMMISSION - DG CONNECT

  • DG Connect: First eStandards conference: next steps to standardization in large-scale eHealth deployment
  • eGovernment in EU countries - State of play
  • Digital Solutions for Better Health - by Roberto Viola 

# EU PARLIAMENT

  • SPD: Pakt von Amsterdam: Mehr Mitsprache und leichterer Zugang zu EU-Fonds für urbane Gebiete

# EU URBAN AGENDA

  • Bridge! Better EU-regulation for local and regional governments
  • Committee of the Regions Forum on 30 May

# SMART GOVERNANCE

  • EU: Open Digital Science - Final study report
  • H2020 Smart Cities Lighthouse Projects: Thinking Much Smarter in Eindhoven
  • Pact of Amsterdam: a New Role for Cities in EU Policy Making
  • Participate in the 2016 World Smart City Awards
  • UK Future Cities Catapult: Is Urban IoT as mature as vendors would have us believe?
  • UCLG : 7ème Forum de l'Action Internationale des Collectivités Territoriales

# SMART FINANCE

  • Are Blockchains the Solution to Financing Smart Cities? – CircleID
  • S&D in the EP: Virtual currencies and Blockchain: smart regulation for smart technologies

# SMART INDUSTRIES

  • European Internet Forum - Debate about 5G and Smart Cities
  • Lambert van Nistelrooij MEP opens EIF debate on Smart Cities
  • Roberto Viola DG CONNECT on Smart Cities
  • Audrie van Veen, Amsterdam Economic Board, on Smart Cities
  • Gunnar Florus, Cisco, on Smart Cities
  • Bram Senave, Actility, on Smart Cities
  • DFKI - LARA: Der Röntgenblick für den Tiefbau – Augmented Reality-Unterstützung für Arbeiten an unterirdischer Versorgungsinfrastruktur
  • ILA 2016: DFKI präsentiert autonome Roboter für den Einsatz im Weltraum und auf der Erde

# SMART ENERGY

  • Register for the EU Sustainable Energy week: 13-17 June
  • Energy Days 2016: the Energy Transition is Going Local
  • Covenant of Mayors: EU Sustainable Energy Week 2016: Not-to-be-missed events

# SMART ENVIRONMENT

  • Energy Cities: Polish-German city cooperation: promoting low emission actions on a local level
  • Smart Cities Council: These growing cities are cutting landfill waste (you can too)

# SMART LIVING

  • First eStandards conference: next steps to standardization in large-scale eHealth deployment
  • URBACT: ‘Migrant Crisis’: what can cities learn about new service design?
  • URBACT: 'Migrant crisis': which engagement for Europe and the Urban Agenda?

# SMART PEOPLE

  • Europeana Professional: The power of images: Europeana Collections help students learn how visuals can be used to influence the way people think
  • Fraunhofer IAO: Morgenstadt-Werkstatt

# SMART CITIES - USA

  • 'Smart cities' are closer to reality than we realize - Washington Post

# SMART CITIES - AFRICA

  • AFRICA: Economic transformation hinges on unlocking potential of cities

# SMART CITIES - INDIA

  • Venkaiah Naidu to visit Germany to boost investments in Smart Cities - Economic Times
  • Needed: Smart laws for smart cities - Business Standard

# SMART CITIES - SRI LANKA

  • Sri Lanka signs MOU with Siemens to develop Megapolis smart cities – Lanka Business Online

# SMART CITIES - CHINA

  • Presenting the EU-China Joint White Paper on the Internet of Things

# SMART CITIES - SOUTH KOREA

  • Nationwide IoT network to link up South Korean smart cities - ReadWrite
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