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EU participates at Euro-China Smart Cities Seminar in Chongqing

The European Union participated today at the workshop “EURO-CHINA Smart Cities, Facing Covid-19” held in Chongqing, China. The EU was represented by Ambassador Nicolas Chapuis, Head of the EU Delegation to China, as well as by Dr. Rudolf Niessler, Principal Advisor at DG REGIO of the European Commission. At the event, the European pilot cities of Barcelona and Mannheim were represented. Also, a smart city company from Rome (another IUC pilot city) was able to present its solutions towards COVID19 pandemics.

The agenda of the meeting is here: Program EU CHINA Smart Cities 2020 100920

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WU Cunrong, Deputy Mayor of the Municipality of Chongqing


Ambassador Nicolas Chapuis, Head of the EU Delegation to China


Dr. Rudolf Niessler, Principal Advisor DG REGIO


Jean Pierre Raffarin, Former Prime Minister of France, President of the Prospective & Innovation Foundation


Signing ceremony between Chongqing and Mannheim companies


Ambassador Serge DEGALLAIX, Managing Director of Fondation Prospective & Innovation


Dr. Max SCHWEIGLER, Representant of Fraunhofer IOSBAST


Micheal DONALDSON, Commissioner for Digital Innovation, e-Government and Good Governance, of the Municipality of Barcelona

Edouardo DE FRANCESCO, Ing. Eduardo De Francesco – Director of the Research & Development Department of SeTeL (Rome)

David LINSE, Head of Department for International and European Affairs and Protocol of Mannheim

Dr. Rudolf Niessler, DG REGIO


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