City Follows Data

How European Municipalities Develop their Strategy in the Age of Data

Mi 07 Dez 22

The #connectedinEurope project is a Smart City-initiative by the German Ministry of Housing, Urban Development and Building and the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development.

The "European Green Deal" and "Europe fit for a digital age" will play a central role in the coming years for the implementation of European regulations and the design of funding instruments. One of the goals is to develop European municipalities into smart cities.

The project #connectedinEurope addresses the need for "Digital Transformation and Urban Development Processes". The main objective is to support municipalities in their participation in European networks, projects and initiatives in the field of digital transformation. The webinar will provide a definition and understanding of a municipal data strategy and its importance for urban development in the digital age. We will explain and discuss  the concept of a data management office as well as the concept of data sovereignty with the help of some theoretical knowledge and use cases from our European case studies.

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The registration is mandatory and free of charge.

Information on data protection (Difu)

With your registration, you agree to the processing of your data in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Below, you will find details on what we use the collected data for. In all other respects, the provisions of apply.

With this form, we offer you the possibility to be informed about project activities of the project #connectedinEurope over the project period until the end of the project 15.01.2025. In this context, only personal data that you provide us with throughout your registration will be stored. With your participation, you agree that the data you voluntarily submit may be stored by us and used in compliance with the GDPR.

Personal data will only be processed and used for own purposes, as far as this is necessary for the information about project activities (e.g. invitation to workshops, webinars and conferences; giving information about project publications or to other thematically relevant publications, activities, offers and events of third parties). The collected data will be stored by adelphi and its partners that are in charge of the implementation of project activities, the German Institute of Urban Affairs and the Steinbeis Europa Zentrum. The use of the data for information about project activities is the exclusive responsibility of the project partners involved.

This data will not be published. The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6(1)(a) of the GDPR if the user has given his or her consent. The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. To delete or change your data, you can contact us at  weiss [at] adelphi [dot] de. We will change or delete your data according to your request.

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Difu gGmbH will process your data collected during registration for the organisation and implementation of this event. This also includes providing your name, institution and location when registering for the online event to allow for exchange between the participants.

We will also use your email address to invite you to participate in the evaluation of the online event and to send you the presentations afterwards.

During the online event, audio, video and text recordings are processed and made available to the participants. You and your name may be seen, heard and/or your chat messages may be read. If you do not want audio, video and/or text recordings of you, turn off these features on your receiving device or do not attend the event. In this way – by changing the settings on your receiving device or by dropping out of the video conference – you can also withdraw your consent at any time.

Your other rights: Subject to the legal requirements, you can also request information, correction, deletion or the restricted processing of your data, object to the processing or assert your right to data portability (by e-mail to datenschutz [at] difu [dot] de or by post). The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6(1)(b) (seminar contract) and Art. 6(1)(a) (recordings) of the GDPR. You also have the right to complain about this data processing to the competent supervisory authority for data protection. If you have any questions, you can contact our data protection officer/officer at: datenschutz [at] difu [dot] de.

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Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung (BBSR)
Bundesministerium für Wohnen, Stadtentwicklung und Bauwesen (BMWSB)
Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik gGmbH (Difu), adelphi research gemeinnützige GmbH, Steinbeis 2i GmbH
Freie Plätze verfügbar
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
de-simone [at] difu [dot] de

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