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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Are you a young green-minded activist, interested in digital and urban issues? Then please join us for this second of two webinars on digital technology in cities.

About the Event:

The second webinar on digital technology in cities will explore how the current crisis is exposing the systemic shortcomings of our economies and impacting our urban structures. A discussion will be made on the position of technology and its role in shifting growth led urban strategies to more resilient, socially inclusive, and green cities.


All over Europe, so-called ‘smart cities’ are the testing grounds for new technologies that affect how we live, how we organise our societies and what our ethical foundation is. These technologies often involve the use of big data and devices that can act with a degree of autonomy. The development of new technologies therefore cannot be left to engineers and managers; it requires public debate and democratic control.

To this end, GEF developed, with the support of its partners, a Charter for the Smart City, consisting of guiding principles that will make it easier for green European politicians and activists to assess and steer technological innovations in their cities. Many of the issues that the Charter deals with, such as algorithmic discrimination, automated facial recognition and smart mobility, will rise in prominence in the coming years.

In 2020, this transnational project is devoted to the dissemination of the Charter and its contents, available in multiple languages, through a series of events across Europe.


18:00-18:15 Introduction: Links of the corona crisis and the economy

18:15-19:00 Smart cities as instruments to achieve priorities: case studies with speakers

Discussion: Redefining priorities of smart cities


Kim van Sparrentak, Member of the European Parliament for GroenLinks (Greens/EFA)

Lisa Gutu, former member of CDN’s Executive committee and Head of Business at Salt Edge


This webinar will be taking place on the open source meeting platform Jitsi. No prior account or download is necessary. A link to join the meeting will be posted on the Facebook event page shortly before the start.

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