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Commission plans to support development of 'smarter cities'

14/05/2013

Smart cities

Under the European Commission's leadership, a high-profile group of mayors and industry representatives has started to work towards making Europe’s cities 'smarter'.

Today, Vice Presidents Kallas and Kroes and Commissioner Oettinger hosted the first High Level meeting of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) “Smart Cities and Communities”.

The challenges that cities and communities face in the quest for sustainability and quality of life are increasingly significant. The EIP plans to support wide-scale deployment of innovative technologies in the areas of mobility management, energy generation, distribution and consumption, and information and communication technologies.

For more information:

http://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/oettinger/headlines/news/2013/05/20130514_smart_cities_en.htm

European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities, High Level Group meeting: Opening speech pdf - 15 KB [15 KB]

Photos from the 1st high level group meeting on the EIP on Smart Cities and Communities

Contacts:

Helen Kearns (+32 2 298 76 38)

Dale Kidd (+32 2 295 74 61)

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