Room F (Autoworld, 1st floor), 17/06/2011 (09.30-13.00)
This workshop will follow up on a 'Going REALLY Local' event in April providing a clear perspective on the regional and local aspects of the Digital Agenda and how the Commission can support regional development.
Localities and regions will also be in a position to report on their first steps in peer to peer mentoring to help one another in applying ICT solutions on the ground to address efficiency imperatives in these times of austerity while also enabling broader prosperity and service provision initiatives.
An online collaboration space exists for this workshop at www.local2020.eu.
See draft presentations below as they arrive
9.30 Five Regions, Four Stories: What can a 'Digital Agenda' do for me?
Chair: M Markkula, Committee of the Regions
10.15 "Really" Local: The three projects you supported on www.local2020.eu
Everybody has a Story
Chair: V Sumner - Local2020 Animator
11.00 Four Working Groups, Four Mentors, Four themes: One Goal – your Local Digital Agenda*
Enhancing Accessibility, use and quality of ICTs: Friesland
Promoting Innovation and Smart Specialisation: Helsinki
Removing Obstacles to the growth of SMEs: Catlunia
Supporting the shift to a Low Carbon, resilient economy: Manchester
Coffee Served During these Breakouts
Quick report from four groups to the re-assembled workshop
Animation: Jan Webster, G Cattaneo, Province Friesland
Using the Commission as a Public Service Provider : Birmingham
Dutch Digital Cities,
Derby franchise model of BB rollout
Valencia, our story
Contributions from the floor etc.
Short contributions on new ideas
Chair: European Commission
Wrap-up Next Steps
Based on recommendations from groups
The Art of the possible
Summary by Rapporteur: Slide to be presented in plenary
Chair: Rapporteur G Cattaneo
Workshop links and documents
Session organiser: John DOYLE (EC INFSO, Belgium)