The Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) is a two-and-a-half year Initiative of the European Commission aiming at using advanced technology to achieve intelligent, socially responsible and sustainable growth. The initiative involves 136 cities within the EU that will be guided in an action-oriented and collaborative path fostering their abilities to become their own self-guide of their transformation.
The initiative focuses on five thematic tracks:
SERN has been selected among the 90 applications presented for the ICC open call of interest as the lead organisation of a consortium composed by four of its partners participating in the ICC initiative: the City of Trollhättan, Vänesborg Municipality, Ravenna Municipality, and Cervia Municipality. The goals set by the consortium are all interconnected and focus on the following topics and challenges:
The challenges in this process are:
The main challenges the consortium is facing are:
The main challenges pertain:
The key joint challenge are focused on pedestrian mobility, cycle mobility and public transports. In particular the efforts of the members of the consortium are oriented to:
SOLUTIONS AND INITIATIVES
SERN’s Consortium will achieve the above-mentioned objectives through the development of four solutions:
These solutions will be developed through three initiatives which are divided into several activities:
The goals are:
Data, tools, and resources will help us to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualisations, and more. An open data strategy and platform will:
The general objective of the UPREST project is to increase the digital skills of the actors in the field of sustainable tourism while promoting new learning pathways in order to contribute to the recovery of the sector.
The specific objectives are:
• To identify gaps in the skills of the local business actors and develop training solutions accordingly;
• To develop re-scalable training solutions for business actors in the field of tourism related to new digital solutions to be applied locally;
• To improve cooperation between the local authority and the business actors by developing a learning ecosystem focused on sustainable tourism.
14.00 – 14.15 Introductions
14.15 – 15.30 Part I: Citizen Participation
15.30 – 15.45 Break
15.45 – 16.45 Part II: Open Data for Tourism
16.45 – 17.00 Next steps
SERN CITY CONSORTIUM