The Green Digital Charter (GDC) awards ceremony for smart city projects will take place during the conference ‘Cities in Transition – The role of digital in shaping our future cities, jointly organised by EUROCITIES Knowledge Society Forum (KSF) and the GDC initiative on 25 January 2017 in Brussels (more information here)

gdcawards13For this year, three award categories have been defined:

  • ’Citizen participation & impact on society‘ This award will be given to the project that has actively involved citizens and/or other civil society stakeholders; has a strong bottom-up approach and/or has developed tools to be used in a bottom-up approach; and is expected to tackle, or has already tackled, societal challenges in the city.
  • ’Creation of European added value‘ The winning project will be in line with relevant EU policies and/or targets; has involved in its implementation a number of cities across Europe; and has been replicated (or has the potential to be replicated) in a number of European cities, preferably in different countries.
  • ’Promoting open & interoperable solutions‘ This award will recognise the project that has adopted and implemented open data and/or interfaces; has deployed and/or promoted interoperable solutions; and has tried to promote ‘urban platforms’ or the better use/re-use of infrastructure, services, tools, etc.

Twenty-one projects from 14 cities are competing in one or several categories. Three projects will be shortlisted and one awarded per category during the conference.

The members of the jury are Miimu Airaksinen (VTT, Finland); Peter Bosch (TNO, Netherlands); Jan Dictus (GOJA Consulting, Austria); and Cristobal Irazoqui (European Commission, DG CNECT).

All projects will be promoted through our ’GDC Collection of Case Studies 2016‘ publication, which will include 32 case studies from 17 European cities.