European Commission hosted an online event discussing data spaces, ecosystems, and smart cities
Last week, the European Commission hosted an online event titled: “Data-driven communities: fostering a local data ecosystem for sustainability”. During a plenary session and a series of workshops, stakeholders discussed the Commission’s ambition to create a European Green Deal dataspace, and introduced cross-sectoral and cross-city data services and smart city initiatives that support climate-neutral and smart communities. More specifically, this interactive event demonstrated:
- How we can create data-driven, smart, sustainable, and resilient cities and communities;
- Which data ecosystems benefit climate-neutral and smart communities; and
- Which building blocks the EU institutions have created to support urban digital platforms.
Through a Mural session, various stakeholders shared what they thought would be the core datasets for local data ecosystems and which tools facilitate easy transfer of urban services between cities. In light of this, several examples of data ecosystems were introduced. One example is ELISE – the collaboration of the European Commission and the EC Joint Research Centre’s ecosystem for geospatial data. In addition, recommendations for local data ecosystems were presented, specifically in terms of governance, economic sustainability, stakeholder engagement, and technicalities.
Interested to learn more? Discover what the European approach towards urban digital transformation is through the session’s recording.