It will gather local and regional leaders from across Europe to discuss how to involve the citizens and stakeholders in co-promoting smarter small cities, towns, villages and regions for a better tomorrow, as well as key-speakers from European Institutions.
The summit features sessions, forum, dialogs, workshops, labs, cultural moments and activities aimed at enhancing the role of regional and urban hubs of Smart Communities in achieving the green, blue and bright digital transformation.
Themes and topics to be debated during 2022 edition are:
Day 1 – Keyword: EUROPE; Smarter Communities, better Europe
Day 2 – Keyword: INVESTMENT; Stronger governance, Smarter territories
Day 3 – Keyword: INNOVATION; Regional Innovation, Europe better fit for future
Day 4 – Keyword: EXCELLENCE; Stronger cooperation, Smarter transformation
Day 5 – Keyword: LEADERSHIP; Smarter regions, stronger Europe
This Summit is welcoming:
Elected officials in regional, urban or municipal governments;
Members of local, regional or urban public authorities
Investors looking for insights on emerging regions’ strategies
Strategists looking for inspirational cross-exchange experiences
Planners, looking for references and examples of case-studies
Local or regional elected officials, or candidates, open to share visions
Researchers and students looking for recent advancements and new ideas
Entrepreneurs looking for emerging opportunities
Professionals looking for more vibrant economic landscapes
Brussels-based representatives of regions, cities, clusters and networks
The Summit is organised by the H2020-AURORAL project led by CCDR Alentejo, with the support from Alentejo Europe Initiative, European Committee of the Regions (CoR), Living in EU, RegHub, European Digital SME Alliance and IrRADIARE, Science for Evolution. AURORAL is a H2020 project, funded under 2020’s cross-sector digital service platforms call, under grant agreement nr101016854. The organization committee is led Marcos António Nogueira, Alentejo EU office, in Brussels, permanent representative and project coordinator.