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Major Cities of Europe Annual Conference

posted May 16, 2011, 8:04 AM by Plural CentroStudiEuropeo
23rd - 25th May 2011, Prato - Italy

The 2011 conference of the network "Major Cities of Europe" ( will be held in Prato, from May 23rd at 2:00 pm to May 25th at 1:30 pm. "Do more with less" is nowadays a key driver of Local Government initiatives across Europe: which initiatives can enable innovation and better services under the pressure of the economic situation that may affect decisions and the availability of the necessary budgets? How digital and mobile technologies are offering a proven way to reshape the way public services are delivered to improve services with greater transparency, access and openness on reduced budgets. Closely linked to the "Do more with less" theme is the theme of "Smart Cities". While keeping strict control on their budgets Cities capable to implement their vision on how to be smart are the ones that will succeed in developing the economy, in making the life of citizens easy and pleasant in a sustainable environment. This requires the capability to become "open", to collaborate with citizens and enterprises and to enable this approach by driving the necessary initiatives.