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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Park End St
Oxford, OX1 1HP United Kingdom

Register for this roundtable discussion to be held as part of the transnational project A Charter for the Smart City, which aims to which aims to create a charter for European Smart Cities at the forefront of technological innovations.

Event Background

This round table discussion is to be held as part of the transnational project A Charter for the Smart City, which aims to formulate guiding principles that help politicians to assess and steer technological innovations in European cities.

About the Event

Drawing upon the expertise politicians and representatives from NGOs, trade unions, and technology sectors, the event will collect examples of best practices from across Europe to contribute to the development of a Charter, one which addresses the opportunities that new technologies offer for reducing the ecological footprint of cities and creating new urban commons, while also addressing the threats they might present to civil liberties and social justice.


11.00-11.40:  Welcome and introduction by Richard Wouters (Wetenschappelijk Bureau GroenLinks – De Helling)

11.40-13.00: Group discussions on smart cities: Which values are at stake? Do we need new rules? If so, which ones?

13.00-14.00: Lunch

14.00-14.30: Panel discussion on the draft Charter for the Smart City with Martin Fodor (green councillor Bristol, rapporteur on smart cities of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Council of Europe), Richard Wouters, and others

14.30-15.55: Roundtable discussion on principles of the charter, identification of gaps, local implementation, green character, practical examples

15.55-16.00: Closing remarks

After the roundtable there will be space for informal networking.


Registration is open to all, but spaces are limited to approx. 30 people. Please register via the registration form found on this website page. 

Park End St
Oxford, OX1 1HP United Kingdom

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