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EU Cities Preparatory Meeting in Brussels

A preparatory meeting for EU pilot cities was held in Brussels on June 7, with the aims as follows:

  • Introducing the support tools available for the EU cities during the implementation of the city pairings and explaining the approach (local action planning, pilot projects
  • Preparing the mission to China in July 2018 by identifying the proper delegates, developing the meeting agenda in Zhengzhou, etc.
  • Coaching the EU cities by two EU experts with regard to key areas identified in all EU pilot cities which match the EU Urban Agenda (Digital Transition / Jobs & Skills in the Local Economy). This is necessary in order match expectations of the EU cities regarding possible outcomes.


Thursday 7 June 2018 from 14:30 – 18:00 at DG REGIO 
14:30 – 14:45 Welcoming remarks by DG REGIO (Ronald Hall and Ramón López)

14:45 – 15:00 Project introduction by IUC Asia Team Leader Pablo Gándara

15:00 – 15:10 Discussion of start-up plans by NKE Pablo Navacerrada (pairing manager)

15:10 – 15:20 Comments by IUC Support Unit

15:20 – 16:10 Introduction of the five EU cities (10 min each)

16:10 – 16:40 Digital Transition and Smart City – Mentoring by Prof Jens Bley, HCU Hamburg

16:40 – 17:10 Jobs & Skills in the Local Economy – Mentoring by Amadeo Jensana, Casa Asia Barcelona

17:10 – 17:30 Discussion (identification of delegates travelling to China in July 2018, discussion of LAPs, etc)

17:30 – 18:00 Wrap-up by Pablo Gándara



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Pablo Gandara presentation – Download.pdf

Presentacion Grx IUC estrategy EN-Download.ppt

Steven & Mavis Chinese cities – Download.pdf

Nize. Download.pdf



Reggio Emilia.Downloadpdf

Presentazione Reggio Emilia.Download.ppt

Jens Bley_Smart Cities. Download.pdf

Amadeo Jensana_Job and Skills Creation.Download.pdf

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