EU URBAN AGENDA: Gijón Declaration: Housing for all in sustainable, healthy, and inclusive built environments +++ The Urban Agenda for the EU, a roadmap for developing the full potential of cities +++ Access to housing and sustainability of construction are the focus of the informal ministerial meeting on housing and urban development +++ REGIOSTARS: EU Commissioner Elisa Ferreira awards the 2023 REGIOSTARS Prizes for ground-breaking EU-funded projects under Cohesion Policy +++
UNECE Forum of Mayors fosters city-to-city learning for regeneration and resilience, facilitating an inclusive multilateralism +++ UNECE helps Ukraine draft law to address housing challenges and develops municipal investment tracker for greater transparency in reconstruction projects +++ OECD: Smart City Data Governance: Challenges and the Way Forward +++ EU Commission on ECA Special Report “Smart Cities: : Tangible solutions, but fragmentation challenges their wider adoption” +++
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European Week of Regions and Cities puts the spotlight on Cohesion Policy and its role in supporting regions face the effects of Russia’s war on Ukraine +++ Speech by Commissioner Elisa Ferreira at the press conference launching the 2023 European Week of Regions and Cities +++ New European Bauhaus: applications open for 2024 edition of NEB Prizes +++ ACUTE / UERA TWG Urban Accessibility and Connectivity: Research Seminar +++
UNECE: 3rd Forum of Mayors to gather 50 city leaders in push for networked and inclusive multilateralism +++ 84th session of the UNECE Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management +++ The Spanish Presidency stimulates debate on the future of EU Cohesion Policy +++ The network of European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHs) in full action +++ Digital Europe Programme: Commission opens calls to invest in data spaces for tourism and cultural heritage.
MEPs: STEP should also support EU cohesion +++ 5 reasons to celebrate transnational cooperation with Interreg Baltic Sea Region +++ Seminar on Tackling Border Obstacles through and beyond Interreg on 26 September +++ Digital Alps Conference 2023 +++ Driving Urban Transition: Update on the DUT Call 2023 +++ Upcoming DUT events: Workshop at EU Regions week +++ Get ready for the next URBACT call for Innovation Transfer Networks.
EESC: Conference on #ReskillEU – new jobs for energy and transport in Europe +++ CAP: EU Common Agricultural Policy as a driver for rural digital transformation +++ CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION: Opening Speech by EU Commissioner Elisa Ferreira at the EU Parliament debate on Amending the proposed mechanism to resolve legal and administrative obstacles in a cross-border context +++ ITU: Digital Transformation and Cities Digest +++ Seventh meeting of United for Smart Sustainable
European Rural Youth Summit +++ ITU Digital Transformation and Cities Digest +++ Seventh meeting of United for Smart Sustainable Cities +++ URBACT: Unlocking the potential of testing actions +++ Mit Datenkompetenz zur smarten Kommune – Fraunhofer IAO +++ Kommunen in die Cloud! – Fraunhofer IAO Veranstaltungen +++ Wärmenetze in ländlichen Regionen: Neue dena-Studie zeigt kleinen Kommunen Strategien und Anwendungsfälle bei der Wärmeplanung +++ Klimahausen – Nachhaltig gut leben: Lebenswerte Stadt im Klimawandel –
The Government submitted a Union communication to Parliament on the European Commission’s Proposal for a Regulation on the use of railway infrastructure capacity in the single European railway area. The Government supports the objectives of the Commission proposal. On 11 July 2023, the European Commission issued a proposal for a Greening Freight Transport Package. The Package includes measures to improve the efficiency and sustainability of transport.
During July, Cyprus Public Transport introduced its inaugural fleet of electric buses, integrating them into their existing vehicle line-up to initiate service on various routes. The primary objective of this initiative is to bolster the drive for environmentally sustainable and ecologically friendly public transportation options.
ITU: Upcoming ITU events on Smart Sustainable Cities and metaverse +++DUT: Boosting local and regional cooperation for a clean energy transition and improved energy security +++ SMART SPECIALISATION PLATFORM: Connecting Regional Innovation Valleys through Circular Industries +++ SMART MOBILITY: Speakers announced for Urban Mobility Days 2023
UNITED NATIONS: Urban planning must factor in needs of migrants, sustainable development forum hears +++ EUROCITIES: If there is something that defines the human being, it is diversity +++ DIGITAL GOVERNMENT: EU Member States step up efforts in value-based and interoperable digital government +++ Pre-notification for Development of the Local Digital Twins (LDT) toolbox +++ EU Commission launches registrations to the 2024 Access City Award rewarding accessibility in EU cities
Site under construction: Digital management of EU funds is behind schedule +++ DUT Call 2023 – First Information Available: People-centred Urban Transformation – Mobility, Energy, Circularity +++ Smart City Update from Turku: Turku Recognizes potential in AI: Revolutionizing City Operations and Enhancing Citizen Services.
Speech by President von der Leyen at the Brussels Urban Summit 2023, via video message +++ A vision of unity – interview with Burkhard Jung, Mayor of Leipzig and new president of Eurocities +++ Urban Digital Innovation Executive Leadership Programme +++ Urban Public Space Design project cluster meets NetZeroCities in Brussels.
EU Cohesion Policy: €120 million call for urban innovation projects +++ WHO urges Europe to rethink mobility to improve health and wellbeing +++ Experts discuss in Sweden new possible actions to enhance European innovation policy and interregional cooperation.
Brussels, 16 March 2023 By creating trust in data sharing, EU legislation aims to stimulate