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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Oudegracht 312
Utrecht, 3511 PK Netherlands

This invitation-only round table is an event to be held as part of the transnational project A Charter for the Smart City, which aims to create a charter for European Smart Cities at the forefront of technological innovations.

Event Background

This workshop 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

This workshop will draw from 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.

The workshop will be chaired by former Dutch Member of the European Parliament Judith Sargentini and feature Jules van Hal, online campaigner of GroenLinks and former journalist, as rapporteur.


12.00-12.15: Welcome

12.15-12.30: Opening and introduction

12.30-14.30: First round of discussion – all participants get the chance to give their input on the draft charter

14.30-15.00: Break

15.00-16.55: Second round of discussion – In-depth discussion of crucial or controversial issues in the draft charter

16.55-17.00: Closing remarks

The event will be followed by networking drinks and dinner for the participants,

This event is closed and for invited participants only. For more information on the draft charter, visit www.smartcitycharter.eu 

Oudegracht 312
Utrecht, 3511 PK Netherlands

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