Digital Cities Challenge invites Mayor of Derry to Mayors Summit in Brussels

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Cllr. John Boyle will travel to the Committee of Regions in Brussels for the summit on Tuesday 4th December 2018.
03 December 2018 - DEUDCC  project
Kevin O’Connor (DCSDC), Anne Marie Mc Laughlin (ERNACT), Mayor of Derry Strabane, John Boyle (DCSDC)
The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, John Boyle, has received an invite from the European Commission to attend the Mayors Summit of the Digital Cities Challenge on the 4th December 2018, at the premises of the European Committee of the Regions.

Accompanied by Colm Mc Colgan (ERNACT General Manager), the Mayor will travel to Brussels and present as part of the shaping a winning strategy thematic panel, and discuss Derry-Londonderry’s plans for digital transformation of the city’s economy, social and cultural life.

On the day, Mayors from cities across Europe (40 have been invited) will meet for the first time to take advantage of this unique opportunity to inspire and get inspired. Active participation in the Digital Cities Challenge can help cities to achieve their digital transformation ambitions, foster synergies and be part of an innovative network that can boost growth, productivity and well-being.

Councillor Boyle observed: “I see this as an opportunity to discuss our Growth Plan directly with Mayors’ from other European cities and receive feedback from European Commission experts on how digital transformation can help us accelerate the plan.” 

Since January 2018, Derry City and Strabane District Council has been participating as a fellow city in the Digital Cities Challenge, an initiative of the European Commission to stimulate economic growth and societal well-being through digital transformation and to make European cities more innovative and better places to live.

If you would like to find out more about the EU Digital Cities Challenge, please contact Project Manager Anne Marie Mc Laughlin or visit:

For regular updates and to join the conversation follow the hashtag #DigitalCitiesChallenge on Twitter.

Click here to email  Eilis Mc Fadden at ERNACT for further information

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