Structured approach towards smart cities

Europe is beginning to recognize the unique opportunity in the development of smart communities, which indirectly leads to greater economic and technological potential and a long-term increase in the quality of life.

To harness the potential of this technology, we are organizing the first international conference focused on smart societies in the region of South East Europe, which will be held on 20 December 2019, InterContinental hotel Ljubljana (-2nd Floor).

The central theme of the event will be an overview of the European guidelines for systematic implementation of the smart city concept which was positioned as a priority of the European Commission during its mandate.

The conference is targeted at leaders in Slovenian and regional local communities, municipal and regional development agencies and all partners that have a stake in the development of smart cities and communities.

The regional event will cover the broadest scope and focus on the following goals in addition to in-depth content:

  • Presentation of the European Commission's Digital Europe program
  • Overview of the financial mechanisms available for developing smart cities and communities
  • Presentation of the European and Slovenian declarations and activities for accelerating development
  • Presentation of the plans of the Republic of Slovenia for developing smart cities and communities

Agenda

8.30 - 9.00
REGISTRATION
9.00 - 9.10
Welcome speech – Zoran Janković, City Municipality of Ljubljana
9.10 - 9.30
Digital Europe – Political orientation on smart society – Franc Bogovič, Member of the European Parliament
9.30 - 10.00
Implementation of the European strategy (technology building blocks for smart cities, open platforms, open data, data model interoperability, API standards) – Davor Meersman, CEO, Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC)
10.00 - 10.30
Cohesion policy helps making Europe fit for the digital age and the new industrial reality – Gregor Čufer, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban policy, European Commission
10.30 - 10.45
COFFEE BREAK
10.45 - 11.05
Smart city technology building blocks – Stefano de Panfilis, COO, FIWARE Foundation
11.05 - 11.25
How standards can help your city become smarter – Michael Mulquin, Chair of the IEC Smart Cities Systems committee
11.25 - 11.45
Slovenian government activities for accelerating smart city development – Mihael Krišelj, IT directorate at Ministry of Public Administration
11.45 - 12.45
LUNCH
12.45 - 14.15
Introducing best practices from the region – Gregor Macedoni MSc & Peter Geršič from City Municipality of Novo mesto; Idrija, Ljubljana, Sarajevo, Maribor
14.15 - 14.35
EU declaration on smart cities (Join, Boost, Sustain) – Davor Meersman, CEO, Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC)
14.35 - 14.55
Strategic partnerships in Slovenia - Slovenian national declaration on smart society – Andrej Kotar, Comtrade, Chair of the SeGov ZIT
14.55 - 15.40
Roundtable: Each country is now “translating” principles and technical specs into guidance for local authorities and companies – What are the challenges and possible solutions
15.40
Solemn signature of both declarations
  • Slovenian national declaration on smart society
  • EU declaration on smart cities and communities
*The organizer reserves the right to change the agenda.
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Attendance is free.

Speakers

Michael Mulquin Chair of the IEC Smart Cities Systems committee

How standards can help your city become smarter

Cities all over the world are working hard to become smart and are learning a lot about what works and how best to achieve their goals. Smart City standards represent a way to capture these lessons and make them available to help cities make better decisions based in fact on how to move forward. They also make it much easier for companies to develop products and services that can help cities as they know that they can take solutions that have worked in one city and offer them globally. This talk will give an introduction to how smart city standards are being developed and the key organizations that are developing them. It will then showcase some of the standards that are now being widely used across the world and provide practical advice on how cities can find and adopt the standards that will best help them reach their goals.

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Gregor Čufer Directorate-General for Regional and Urban policy, European Commission
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Cohesion policy helps make Europe fit for the digital age and the new industrial reality

Adapting to the new challenges and realities of today brought about by globalization, demographic changes and the future of work requires significant input from economic operators. However, such input can be costly and difficult to provide. Supporting various companies, researchers and other stakeholders, especially those in less developed regions of Europe, is one of the main goals of the European Structural and Investment Funds. This talk will present the things that the European Commission sees as the main challenges to be addressed through structural funds in the 2021-2027 period and the measures that are proposed to reap the benefits of digitization for citizens, companies and institutions.

Introducing best practices from the region

City Municipality of Novo mesto

Some of the most interesting concepts in Smart City building that have been tested and implemented in the Municipality of Novo mesto will be presented. All are closely linked to the toughest challenges ahead regarding mobility, efficiency and demographics and are similar to those encountered by comparable European cities.

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The investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund

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