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Smart Cities Marketplace
21 October 2021


Connected in Europe Conference

How can European and German cities and communities successfully manage the digital transformation and connect it to sustainable and integrated urban development? What are the opportunities and challenges of digitalisation from the perspective of urban development? And what are networking options and funding programmes?

Join the kick-off conference #CONNECTED IN EUROPE on November 9th, 2021 and learn more about EU strategies for digitalisation and networking opportunities in cities & communities.


The conference provides an overview of EU networking initiatives, EU funding programmes for digital transformation and current digital strategies on the EU level.

Look forward to the panel discussion “Let’s talk: Status Quo and future ambitions” where we reflect on European and German smart city initiatives and networks and learn how they support municipalities in their challenges with digitalisation, the digital single market and urban development.

Take the chance and get in touch with other municipalities, ministries and actors at European level, share your experience on smart city projects, tell us your needs to step forward and expand your network.

Be an active part in the event – register for our parallel sessions!

In the afternoon, the focus of the conference will be on exchange and knowledge transfer. In three parallel sessions we would like to discuss what your challenges are and where you need support.


  • Session 1: Current EU Digital Strategies and Regulations
  • Session 2: EU Networks/Initiatives
  • Session 3: EU Funding Programmes

The event is organised by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community and the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development.