11 October 2016

Scotland House, Rond-Point Schuman 6, Brussels

Time: 11:00 – 13.15

The Scottish Cities Alliance led a consortium of Smart Cities to the European Week of Regions and Cities Conference in Brussels. The Smart Cities - Smart Ambitions workshop aim was to build relationships in a bid to achieve collective smart ambitions. The partnership involved more than 20 cities from countries including Denmark, Basque Country in Spain, Finland, Poland and Scotland and was supported by the Open and Agile Smart Cities (OASC) initiative. The aim of the event focused on simplifying the European Structural Investment Funds and provided the opportunity for cities within a member state to deliver their collective Smart Cities’ ambitions.

Councillor Andrew Burns, Chair of the Alliance, and Leader of the City of Edinburgh Council, welcoming delegates to the workshop.

From left to right - Marta Marin, Delegate of the Basque Country to the EU, Prof. Martin Brynskov, Chair Open and Agile Smart Cities Network, Alastair Brown, Director, Localities and Infrastructure, Stirling Council, Hanna-Maria Urjankangas, Senior Officer, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Finland, Tomasz Nadolny, Head of Mayor's Office, City Hall Gdansk, Kim Speigelberg-Stelzer, Smart City Senior Advisor, City of Copenhagen From left to right - Marta Marin, Delegate of the Basque Country to the EU, Prof. Martin Brynskov, Chair Open and Agile Smart Cities Network, Alastair Brown, Director, Localities and Infrastructure, Stirling Council, Hanna-Maria Urjankangas, Senior Officer, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Finland, Tomasz Nadolny, Head of Mayor's Office, City Hall Gdansk, Kim Speigelberg-Stelzer, Smart City Senior Advisor, City of Copenhagen

Speakers at the workshop : from left to right - Marta Marin, Delegate of the Basque Country to the EU, Prof. Martin Brynskov, Chair Open and Agile Smart Cities Network, Alastair Brown, Director, Localities and Infrastructure, Stirling Council, Hanna-Maria Urjankangas, Senior Officer, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Finland, Tomasz Nadolny, Head of Mayor's Office, City Hall Gdansk, Kim Speigelberg-Stelzer, Smart City Senior Advisor, City of Copenhagen

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