13 Dec 2019 - The Join, Boost, Sustain initiative will help to define the ethical, financial, legal, and technical framework for digitalization in cities and communities across Europe.
13 Dec 2019 - The Join, Boost, Sustain initiative, which aims to expand the uptake of digital solutions in cities and create the "European Way" of digital transformation, has been kicked off in the Finnish city of Oulu.
Those driving the program are urging cities to join forces as they warn cooperation across geographical areas and between sectors is needed to allow communities to develop efficient, cost-effective and citizen-centric services.
The European Declaration to join forces for sustainable digital transformation in cities and communities was signed at the Oulu Boost Event 2019 in Finland, which brought together top-level decision-makers and officials from leading European cities.
The signing process to onboard more cities will continue at the Cities Forum in Porto on 30-31 January and beyond.
The approach seeks to ensure technological leadership in the EU while respecting European values and diversity, as well as individuals’ digital rights. It also aims to drive large-scale uptake of solutions through open, interoperable, cross-sector and cross-border platforms.
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