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31 March 2021

Proposal for a European Interoperability Framework for Smart Cities & Communities welcomes stakeholder consultation

Interoperability Smart Cities and Communities

Acknowledging the importance of interoperability for the well-being of the inhabitants and entities of European cities, Deloitte and KU Leuven University have developed a proposal for the European Interoperability Framework for Smart Cities/Communities (EIF4SCC). Have your say and take part in the survey!

Cities and communities are confronted with complex challenges, among other climate change, housing quality, pandemics, energy efficiency and urban mobility. At the same time, more and more cities and communities are tackling those challenges, increasingly using the possibilities they are offered by digital solutions and technological advancements. We can observe cities and communities transforming themselves into Smart Cities and Communities.

To overcome the above-mentioned challenges in cities and communities, interoperability is crucial to provide optimal services to the public, enabling a flawless service delivery at local level as well as communication among different platforms, technologies and stakeholders.

Acknowledging the importance of interoperability for the well-being of the inhabitants, businesses, visitors and city/community administrators in the European Union, Deloitte and KU Leuven University have developed a proposal for the European Interoperability Framework for Smart Cities/Communities (EIF4SCC), appointed by the European Commission.

The aim of the EIF4SCC is to provide European Union local administration leaders with definitions, principles, recommendations, including practical use cases, and a common model that enables service delivery to the public across domains, cities, regions and borders.

To this end, the proposal conductors are reaching out to you to request your active participation in the stakeholder consultation by filling in the survey and by sharing this survey with other local administrations or other key city/community stakeholders (e.g. academia, research institutions, businesses, associations, etc.) that you might find relevant.

The stakeholder consultation survey is available here until the 12th of April 2021. Have an active voice and contribute to shaping the future of interoperability for cities and communities!