The Smart Cities project is creating an innovation network between cities and academic partners to develop and deliver better e-services to citizens and businesses in the North Sea Region.

Smart Cities project presents service development methodology at Council of European Municipalities and Regions

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The Smart Cities project is invited by the Council of European Municipalities and Regions to present the methodologies and cases developed during the past months. The council is interested in the experiences of the Smart Cities partners and the cases of service development, the work on Customer Insight, the EU service list and the Customer Contact Contres.

Bluetooth Terminals

Location of Bluetooth Terminals in Bremerhaven

Bremerhaven, Januar 2011. All locations for the ten outdoor-info-terminals have been decided upon. The first Info-terminal to be equipped with the bluetooth technology was the „Hafeninsel“ terminal.

Smart Cities develop smart geobased services

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Smart city services require geobased information. Geobased services are a part of daily life. This is what the partners learn on the academy on geobased services in Oldenburg, Germany. On January 18th and 19th 2011 Smart Cities is holding an Academy regarding the application of geographic information systems (GIS) to support administrative processes in future-oriented public administrations.

Geographic information systems are leading the way for “Smart Cities“

Geographical interactions of partners, January 2009

On January 18th and 19th 2011 the international R&D project Smart Cities is holding an Academy regarding the application of geographic information systems (GIS) to support administrative processes in future-oriented public administrations.

Looking back to the Ghent and Brussels EU eGov conferences

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The Smart Cities project received lots of attention at the EU eGov conferences in Ghent and Brussels (Belgium) past week. As one of the main contributors to the Citadel Statement, we were able to co-launch this document together with the North Sea Region Programme. On both events, the Smart Cities exhibition welcomed lots of interested eGov practicioners and policy makers.

The Citadel Statement: Making Malmö ‘Real’ by Identifying What Local eGovernment Really Needs

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On November 18, 2009, EU Ministers signed the Malmö Ministerial Declaration outlining a forward-looking eGovernment vision to be achieved by 2015.  We aim to help ‘make Malmö real’ by producing a pan-European ‘Call to Action’ - known as The Citadel Statement – that will help local government deliver on the key objectives of the Malmö Declaration.

Citadel Statement: local eGovernment on the agenda

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On December 14th, nearly 400 eGovernment officers, policy makers and local, regional, national and EU officials will attend the pre-conference "Lift-off towards Open Government" in Ghent, also called the "Flemish Conference on Local eGovernment".

Welcome to the pre-conference on local eGovernment: programme

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The conference starts with a welcome by Geert Mareels, Flemish e-Government Manager. The Citadel Statement: European policy to support local e-Government will be presented by Dr. Julia Glidden, managing director, 21c Consultancy Ltd, followed by "Modernising government to shape a better future" by Prof.

Welcome to Lift-Off towards Open Government, December 15-16th Brussels

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On December 15th and 16th, Smart Cities will be present at the Main Conference in Brussels on December 15th and 16th, with an exhibition on the North Sea Region Programme and the Smart Cities work. Apart from this, the City of Kortrijk and Intercommunale Leiedal show their local work to the EU audience attending the conference.

Leiedal and Kortrijk present MyPage at Lift off to Open Government

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Leiedal and Kortrijk have been exploring how personalised and geobased services can be developed in the future. A movie shows how these services can help citizens in their daily lives. A demo website provides a rich user experience.

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