DIGITAL AGENDA EVENTS
ERNACT IMC Meeting Brussels 18th April 2018


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DIGITAL REGIONS  project -  Digital Regions Platform

Event Type:
Steering Group
Event Status:
Loc'n/Date Confirmed
Date:
18 April 2018  - 18 April 2018
Time:
09:00  - 20:00

Aim of Event

Position the ERNACT cities and regions to take full advantage of the possibilities of digital transformation in the post 2020 period.
  1. Discuss how the ERNACT regions and cities, in the context of European cooperation, can add value to the digital transformation debate
  2. Assess how plans for Territorial Cooperation and Horizon programmes in the post 2020 period can assist regional digital transformation.
  3. Agree new digital technology proposals for development in the next twelve-month period.

Description

The ERNACT network of regions have been very successful over the past number of years in assembling a portfolio of European projects that enables member locations to jointly address the challenges and opportunities presented by digital transformation technologies.

The footprint of the network has also been expanded to include a number of new regions and cities, including South Ostrobothnia (Finland) and the City of Ljubljana (Slovenia).

This is against a backdrop where the ever-accelerating development, diffusion and combination of technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Internet of Things - built on top of high speed broadband networks in urban and rural areas - is fast reaching a point where it is impacting the regional development potential of European rural areas and cities.

The ERNACT network of regions are of the view that the time is right to debate how this "hyper-digitization" is impacting on different of aspects of regional development - including innovation, job creation, public service delivery - as well as the societal wellbeing.

The representatives from the ERNACT regions will meet in the Office of the Northern Ireland Executive in Brussels, where they will be joined by staff from their Brussels Offices and by guest speakers from the European Commission.

In addition to agreeing transnational and interregional project priorities for the next 12 months, the network aims to agree deeper and longer term goals to ensure that the ERNACT regions take full advantage of the unfolding digital fault/shift.

Logistics

Responsible Organisation:
ERNACT
Contact:
Marion Boyce
Host Building Organisation:
ERNACT EEIG
Building Name:
Office of the Northern Ireland Executive
Event Address:
180 Chaussée d'Etterbeek, 1040 Brussels
Contact Telephone:
+353749168212
Contact email:
Building Web:

CORE ERNACT REGIONS
Newfoundland & Labrador
Canada
South Ostrobothnia
Finland
Donegal
Ireland
West Romania
Romania
Banat
Serbia
Ljubljana
Slovenia
Cantabria
Spain
San Sebastián
Spain
Västernorrlands
Sweden
Derry & Strabane
United Kingdom