- Green Digital Charter
- Signatory cities
Technical training activities
By and large, cities are on track to meeting their GDC commitments, although a few challenges remain. These can be grouped in three main categories: (i) funding, (ii) governance and (iii) data, standards and interoperability.
The GuiDanCe project is working closely with the signatory cities to look at these challenges and shape its future activities accordingly.
On-site trainings and online webinars were held throughout 2016, 2017 and early 2018, reflecting the challenges faced by the signatory cities. Work shadowing events paired up cities that face similar challenges, but are at different stages of implementation.
Our past webinars:
- Tuesday 5 December : Energy efficiency in public sector datacentres
- Wednesday 7 June 2017 : Gamification, a driver for behaviour change in sustainable cities?
- Wednesday 26 April 2017 : Data Management and Privacy in Open Governance
- Tuesday 14 March 2017 : Citizen participation and civic crowdfunding
- Monday 7 November 2016: Green ICT
- Monday 10 October 2016: Smart Lighting
- Monday 19 September 2016: Smart city standards
- Tuesday 3 May 2016 : Urban platforms
- Wednesday 30 March 2016 : Standards & interoperability in smart cities
- Wednesday 24 February 2016 : Local digital strategies
Work shadowing events
Work shadowing visits enabled selected cities to observe how projects are implemented elsewhere and get ideas for new working methods.
30-31 May 2017 : Oulu and Reykjavik visit Edinburgh
30 January 2018 : Bratislava finds inspiration on citizen participation in Reykjavik
For further information: Work Shadowing visits – A practical guide
- Annex A: Work shadowing visit application form
- Annex B: Final agenda of the work shadowing visit
- Annex C: Work shadowing visit fiche
- Annex D: Study Tour Feedback Report – VISITOR
- Annex E: Study Tour Feedback Report – HOST
- Annex F: Expense claim form for work shadowing visit hosts and visitors
Based on the GDC results, and building in particular on feedback during the compilation of the GDC implementation monitoring report concerning implementation barriers and challenges, a series of technical training events were designed and delivered.
- ‘Innovative cities with nature: funding for smart cities and use of nature-based solutions’, 14 October 2015, Brussels (http://www.greendigitalcharter.eu/funding-for-smart-cities-and-use-of-nature-based-solutions)
- ‘ICT applications in cities: delivering the Energy Union objectives’, 16 June 2016, Brussels in the frame of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) (http://www.greendigitalcharter.eu/how-ict-can-deliver-energy-efficiency)
- ‘The GDPR demystified: a technical training for cities’ experts’, 22 January 2018, Brussels (http://www.greendigitalcharter.eu/the-gdpr-demystified-gdc-technical-training-for-cities-experts-on-how-to-assess-privacy-challenges-22012018)
Parallel workshops organised during GuiDanCe two roadshows events in Brussels (Cities in Transition on 25 January 2017 and Imagine the Urban Future on 23 January 2018) also intended to tackle challenges and priorities identified by signatory cities.