Digital Skills and Smart Communities: highlights from the D4P Workshop

During the European Green Week 2023, Digital for Planet (D4P) organised an engaging workshop titled “Placing Communities and the Planet First: a conversation on digital skills and smart communities” on June 6, 2023. This event served as a platform for prominent experts in ICT, EU policies, digital skills, and smart communities and cities to come together for a dynamic panel discussion. The primary objective was to address the challenges associated with leveraging digital technologies and fostering relevant digital skills among all stakeholders, with a focus on promoting inclusive and sustainable smart cities and communities throughout Europe.

The discussion covered a wide range of topics, including digital inclusion and literacy, smart cities, green digital infrastructure, and solutions. The panellists also delved into the latest trends, technologies, and practices that can contribute to the development of more sustainable and fair communities and cities. The presentations from the workshop, as well as key moments captured during the event, are available for download.

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EU Green Week is organised by the European Commission evey year to debate, become familiar with, or even celebrate EU environment policy. It’s an opportunity to celebrate the progress we’ve made, and to encourage individuals, communities and organisations to take stronger action in future – to protect, preserve and restore our environment, for now and for future generations, while constantly promoting sustainable development.