Implementing the urban agenda for the EU: a smart city approach

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Implementing the urban agenda for the EU: a smart city approach

 

A seminar jointly organised by JASPERS and the Committee of the Regions on the implementation of the EU urban agenda was held in Brussels on 1 December 2016.  

  

 

 

The JASPERS Networking Platform was created to complement JASPERS project advisory operations by implementing knowledge sharing and capacity building activities, as well as fostering dissemination of good practices and exchange of experiences among all EU member states, pre-accession countries and other JASPERS Stakeholders.

 

 

The JASPERS Networking Platform is open to relevant authorities from all EU Member States (EU 28), as well as pre-accession Countries.


JASPERS and the Committee of the Regions jointly organised a seminar to inform about EU funding and available JASPERS assistance to support smart urban development around Europe.

 

The event brought together about 140 participants from the Committee of the Regions, ESIF managing authorities, regions and cities which have benefitted from JASPERS’ assistance or may draw on it, as well as private companies, investors and representatives of various European bodies. 
 

 


The seminar first focussed on the key challenges to smart city development and the Commission (DG REGIO) policy approach in this context and later examined the financing aspects of such development The workshop highlighted, in particular, the practicalities of working with the EIB and with national development banks, before moving on to concrete cases such as the Six city strategy in Finland, integrated transport development in the Slovak Republic and Extreme Light Infrastructure science park  in Romania.

 

 

 

The latter session showcased fields in the remit of JASPERS Smart Development advisory focusing respectively on framing smart specialisation, urban mobility and research infrastructure in terms of their contribution to sustainable urban development. 

 

 

This initiative was organised as part of the "Urban Agenda for the EU" which promotes integrated actions to tackle urban challenges. Discussions focussed on the utilisation of ESIF for smart urban development, including through the Integrated Territorial Investment Mechanism.

 

This seminar will be followed by a series of local workshops organised by JASPERS during 2017 in some of its countries of operation. A number of  mayors and other members of the Committee of the Regions have expressed interest in participating  in such a local event held in one of their cities in the first half of 2017. The final outcome of these workshops will feed into a joint report on the Implementation of the EU Urban Agenda.

 
For further information about JASPERS available advisory and capacity building activities in support of the Smart Development agenda and related investment projects, please see this publication.  

 
For more information on this event, planned follow-up workshops and in general on the activities of the JASPERS Networking Platform, please send an email to
jaspersnetwork@eib.org.

 

Videos of the workshop

Welcome and Opening



Session I: Urban Agenda for the EU. Rudiger Ahrend


 

Session II: Financing the Smart City. Csaba Harsanyi

 

 

Session III: Living the Smart City. Smart and Sustainable Urban Mobility


 

Session I: Urban Agenda for the EU. Eleni Paleologou

 

Session I: Urban Agenda for the EU. Eugenia Kazamaki-Ottersten 

 

Session II: Financing the Smart City. Alanus von Radecki

 

Session III: Living the Smart City. Dragos Seuleanu


 

 

 

Session I: Urban Agenda for the EU. Jan Olbrycht

 

Session II: Financing the Smart City. Gerry Muscat



Session III: Living the Smart City. Six City Strategy

  

 

 Conclusions

 



Venue Map

Committee of the Regions

Rue Belliard 101, Brussels

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