EURegionsWeek2022
Oct, 12
Start at 9h30m
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Addressing the European digital skills gap of Regions and Cities on AI and Big Data, now for real

AI
Improving public service delivery
Other
Regions and Cities
Government and public sector
Population and society

The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to cohesion policy.

It has grown to become a unique communication and networking platform, bringing together regions and cities from all over Europe, including politicians, administrators, experts and academics. Over the last 19 years, it has done much to promote policy learning and the exchange of good practices.


The DT4REGIONS and Living-in.EU initiatives under the lead of ENoLL within WP4, with the support of the Computer Vision Center, have organised a joint international and online workshop on 12 October 2022 from 9:30 to 11:00 CEST.

This workshop demonstrates how, having an efficient digital transformation and FAIR AI strategy at local, city and regional level, can also enhance the digital skills of European citizens at a wider international level. Providing the analysis of needs on digital skills and initiatives developed together by several European Regions and Cities, the interactive session aims at widely discussing the goals of the DT4REGIONS and Living-in.EU joint capacity building programme by involving in this scoping analysis civil society representatives who are usually left outside of such processes. The involvement of participants will be ensured through recourse to the Slido app. Furthermore, the session offers a great opportunity to promote the scaling up of the FAIR AI procurement processes, and digital transformation skills strategies of targeted regions and cities, from concrete European local contexts up to the international level.


AGENDA

9:30- 9:35 Welcome and introduction 

Fernando Vilariño, Leader of the Action-Oriented Task Force on Social Impact of AI and Associate Director at Computer Vision Centre 

9:35- 9:45 Living-in.EU: enacting digital transformation for 300 million Europeans 

Noirin Ni Earcain, Seconded National Expert at DG CONNECT at European Commission

9:45- 9:55 DT4REGIONS: the European Platform for Regions to enable AI and Big Data collective solutions  

Stefania Sparaco, DT4REGIONS Project Coordinator, Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy 

9:55- 10:05 FAIR AI procurement processes: the Helsinki way forward 

Timo Ruohomäki, Head of EU R&I collaboration at Forum Virium Helsinki

10:05- 10:15 The Digital Skills Program of DT4REGIONS and Living-in.EU: aligning regional and city needs 

Francesca Spagnoli, Head of Capacity Building & Research at the European Network of Living Labs 

10:15- 10:55 Interactive Session: What digital skills? Which need? Widening up the DT4REGIONS and Living-in.EU Capacity Building Program 

Session moderated by Francesca Spagnoli, Head of Capacity Building & Research at the European Network of Living Labs 

10:55- 11:00  Wrapping and closing of the event 

Fernando Vilariño, Leader of the Action-Oriented Task Force on Social Impact of AI and Associate Director at Computer Vision Centre 


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Last update 09/09/2022