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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