2018 was an eventful year for the Digital Cities Challenge. It began with an energetic Academy Seminar with representatives from just 8 participating cities and culminated in the Mayors Summit with the Declaration of Cooperation by mayors from 41 cities.
National administrations, from Italy, Portugal and Estonia, were the winners of the first edition of the European Commission award for better governance through public procurement digitalisation. The three administrations were recognised for their registers of public contracts, the theme of this year’s competition.
This conference contributes to the EU Skills Agenda. It aims to help increase Europe’s digital talent pool and the digital capabilities of enterprises.
Helsinki and Lyon have been selected as the winners of the first edition of the EU’s European Capital of Smart Tourism competition, following a jury meeting in Brussels on 24 September 2018.