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The 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) is an initiative of the European Commission (EC) supporting municipalities in adopting new technologies to tackle the COVID-19 crisis and rebuild their economies while steering them in the direction of green, smart and sustainable growth. The focus is on supporting mid-size and smaller municipalities with improving the quality of life for citizens and business competitiveness.
Throughout the 2.5 year challenge, a series of five City Labs bring together ICC cities and stakeholders with the following objectives:
1. Inspire with state-of-the-art re-thinking of the city of the future and its role amidst new climate change and digital growth ambitions;
2. Peer-to-peer review of ICC core cities’ implementation plans;
3. Present initiatives which entered the phase of implementation and exchange of views on maximising impact;
4. Provide opportunities to explore the possibility of collaboration between cities with an interest in developing joint solutions;
5. Allow the exchange of knowledge between city teams during interactive thematic sessions;
6. Provide transversal support on access to finance, public procurement, and open data.
The 4th ICC City lab will kick off on November 30th with public sessions on up-skilling-and re-skilling open both to the ICC community and external participants.
As ICC mentor, the Amsterdam Metropolitan Region, will contribute to a Thematic Workshop on Green Economy and Local Green Deals on Wednesday, December 1st. During the workshop, Yolanda Schmal, policy advisor at the Province of North Holland will share best practices and current initiatives for accelerating the circular economy on a regional scale, with focus on plastics.
The full program and registration is available via: https://www.intelligentcitieschallenge.eu/events/4th-icc-city-lab