International workshops

The Digital Cities - Digital Regions congress is the leading event of the State of Hessen, Germany, for digitization in municipalities and regions. It is hosted by the Hessian Minister for Digital Strategy and Innovation offering actors from politics and administration, business, science and society a forum to obtain information about the topics "smart city" and "smart region" and to network.

In 2022 and 2021 the congress included the following workshops: 

 

28.09.2022

Digital Sovereignty in Europe

1.00 pm - 2.30 pm
Chair: Dr. Mohammad Gharesifard, EUROCITIES 

In the digital age cities and regions are being transformed into new types of digitized living spaces. This process must be designed with and for citizens, and be aligned with European values and rights. Digital technologies and data are not just abstract topics, they are important tools for designing these new processes and goals.

How can data and digital technologies be used so that they contribute to strengthening democracy and lead to new forms of civic participation? How should the newly emerging data and digital world be designed in order to strengthen the control citizens have and to develop democracy as a way of life and culture in a contemporary manner? We will get to know and discuss approaches and aspects from different cities and regions in this workshop.

 

1.00 - 1.15 pm

Welcome

Dr. Mohammad Gharesifard

EUROCITIES

1.15 - 1.30 pm

Why regions matter in the Digital Decade

Eddy Hartog

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

1.30 - 1.45 pm

Data sovereignty and democracy in Digital Cities

Francesca Bria

Italian National Innovation Fund

1.45 - 2.00 pm

New Riga Digital Agency for better innovative, high-quality and secure ICT services

Edgars Klētnieks

Riga City Digital Agency

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2.00 - 2.30 pm  

Talk 

Creating a democratic and green digitalized world  

Francesca Bria, Italian National Innovation Fund

Eddy Hartog, EUROPEAN COMMISSION 

Edgars Klētnieks, Riga City Digital Agency

Jarmo Soumisto, City of Helsinki

 

Moderation

Dr. Mohammad Gharesifard, EUROCITIES

08.09.2021

Pioneering innovation models

1.00 pm - 2.30 pm
Chair: Ivo Banek, EUROCITIES

 

Ivo Banek

1.00 - 1.15 pm

Welcome

Ivo Banek

EUROCITIES

1.15 - 1.30 pm

HiCity Accelerator: how we drive municipal innovation

Efrat Barit Marom

HiCity – Herzliya's innovation and Entrepreneurship Center

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1.30 - 1.45 pm

Smarter Communities, a new paradigm for Europe

Marcos Antonio Nogueira

Alentejo Region [PT18] Permanent Representative to the EU

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1.45 - 2.00 pm

Dear citizen: we need more than your opinion.

Andries Geerse

WeLoveTheCity

Eddy Hartog

2.00 - 2.30 pm

Talk

Smart, secure, sustainable - how cities and communities pave the way

Eddy Hartog, European Commission

Andreis Geerse, WeLoveTheCity

Efrat Barrit Marom, HiCity – Herzliya's innovation and Entrepreneurship Center

Marcos Antonio Nogueira, Alentejo Region

 

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