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ELISE webinar: Location Intelligence for Cities and Regions: preparing the ground for smart places of the future

Published on: 19/08/2020 Last update: 12/05/2021 Event Archived

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Location Intelligence for Cities and Regions: preparing the ground for smart places of the future

Local and regional governments play a crucial role in tackling major societal challenges and improving the quality of life of citizens and communities. They interact and support citizens during many key life events. In doing this, they are increasingly dependent on location data and location intelligence, which help them to better understand and proactively respond to the needs of citizens and improve their decision-making and public service delivery processes.

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In this webinar, Glenn Vancauwenberghe and Thérèse Steenberghen from KU Leuven will present the state of art and future perspectives on the use of location data and technologies by local and regional governments.

The webinar will provide you with insights on:

  • The EU policy framework and key EU initiatives on local and regional development and innovation
  • The current and future challenges facing local and regional authorities and how geospatial data and technologies can help in addressing these challenges
  • The transformation of decision making and service delivery processes at local and regional level in different policy domains
  • Strategies and actions for enabling local and regional innovation through location intelligence and interoperability 

Should you have any questions or interests concerning this topic, there will be an opportunity to participate in a Q&A session at the end of the webinar.

On 14 October 2020, during the 18th European Week of Regions and Cities, a Participatory Lab on Location Intelligence4Cities and Regionswill be organised at 11:30 CEST, in which the main results and findings from the webinar, including the feedback from the participants will be further discussed and additional practical examples and cases will be presented.

Location Intelligence for smart cities

This webinar is the eleventh of a series of “Webinars” performed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre under the ELISE ISA2 Action. The aim of these webinars is to quickly engage with new topics of relevance to the Digital transformation of Government by leveraging the use of geospatial data, technology and skills in line with interoperability frameworks and practices

The webinar will take place on the 03/09/2020 at 14h00 CEST (UTC+2)


If you are interested in this webinar, do not hesitate to register by clicking on the following button. You will receive a confirmation email with the instructions on how to join this webinar.

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If you cannot join, register anyway, we will send you the both the slides and recording.

After the webinar you will be able to find here both the recording and the supporting slides of this webinar.

If you are interested in knowing more about ELISE  Webinars you can find further information here.


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