aNewGovernance supports officially the living-in.eu initiative promoted by the European Commission, the European Committee of the Regions, European Network of Living Labs, Open and Agile Smart Cities (OASC) and Eurocities. “This is a natural fit, declares Eric Pol, Chairman of aNewGovernance. We promote human-centric data infrastructure, where citizen are empowered and can share their data in a managed, fair and transparent way, and where data holders are accountable. By definition, cities are the closest to citizen, delivering trusted daily services, from Mobility and Education to Energy and Culture. It seems reasonable that the City we live in can act as an independent data aggregator. We look forward to helping develop new services for citizen within cities across Europe!”
In times when cities and communities are looking to digital solutions to tackle a growing range of interconnected challenges, we must boost these efforts through a ‘European Way’ where digital solutions help to create places where people enjoy living and working.
Digital solutions are broad and include approaches to smart urban mobility, energy efficiency, sustainable housing, digital public services, and civic-led governance. Large-scale uptake and upscale of these solutions are crucial to help our cities and communities meet their climate targets and reduce their environmental footprint, while fostering citizen participation and bringing prosperity to all types of business, including SMEs and start-ups.
Through co-creation with citizens, we aim to bring the economic and social benefits of this transformation to all local communities and implement an inclusive digital Europe, with powerful digital services, technologies, infrastructures and skills.
6 PRINCIPLES OF LIVING-IN.EU:
• a citizen-centric approach;
• a city-led approach at EU level;
• the city as a citizen-driven and open innovation ecosystem;
• ethical and socially responsible access, use, sharing and management of data;
• technologies as key enablers;
• interoperable digital platforms based on open standards and technical specifications, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and shared data models.