We would like to invite you to the High-Level Webinar and Interactive Briefing “Beyond the State of Emergency: How Cities are Working with Citizens to Exit the Lock-down” that we are organising with the Lisbon Council, on Thursday, 28 May 2020, at 16h00-17h00 CET.
After two months of lock-down marked by strict “stay at home” orders fully respected by European citizens, most countries are gradually opening up. When national governments ordered the lock-down, cities had to set up emergency support services for citizens. Now, they are working with citizens to make the opening sustainable.
The city of Milan is perhaps the most striking example. The first European metropolis to go in full lock-down mode on 08 March, its local government quickly moved all its services to digital by default. Today, using collaborative platforms and advanced data analytics, it is co-designing with citizens the strategy for opening up.
In this interactive webinar we will discuss how leading cities have used digital channels to help citizens, and how they are working with citizens to exit the lock-down in a sustainable way.
- Milan Deputy Mayor Roberta Cocco, discusses the Milan’s plans for opening up, as well as the less noticed transition of digital services from “nice-to-have” luxury to “crucial-to-survive” necessity.
- Martin Männil, chief information officer in Tallinn, Estonia, weighs in with overviews of how its city coped with lock-down, how they plan to re-open – and the increasingly important role of digital services in getting government services to people.
- Ines Mergel, professor of the University of Konstanz, weighs in with a thoughtful keynote and new research.
- Emilija Stojmenova Duh, assistant professor, faculty of electrical engineering, University of Ljubljana; head, Public, Private, People Partnership (4P) Digital Innovation Hub; founder, FabLab Network Slovenia.
- Costas Kapsouropoulos, policy officer at the European Commission’s directorate-general for communications networks, content and technology (DG-Connect), gives an overview of key policy initiatives ahead.
If you would like to join the high-level online briefing, you can register here.
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