During the dialogue event in Nuremberg the delegation of Lutsk City Council was acquianted with the perspectives of cities' digitalisation.
On October 23rd-25th the dialogue event " Digital City Strategies - Challenges and Opportunities" was held in the City of Nuremberg (the Federal Republic of Germany). The event was organized within the framework of the Connective Cities Program in cooperation with the administration of the city of Nuremberg. The Connective Cities Program is being implemented by noncommercial Engagement Global Ltd with the financial support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
The event gathered 30 participants from such cities as Antalya (Turkey), Taipei (Taiwan), Nablus, Ramallah (Palestine), Nizza (France), Lutsk (Ukraine), Nuremberg, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Heidelberg (Germany). Lutsk City Council was represented by the Deputy Head of International Cooperation and Project Activity Department, the Head of International Relations Department, Anna Vintsyuk, Deputy Head of Information and Communication Technology Department, Head of Information Technology Department, Nataliya Khmel.
During the first day of the dialogue event the Mayor of the City of Nuremberg Ulrich Maly welcomed the participants. The delegates of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) made presentations on the perspectives of the digitalisation in the world.
During the event the participants talked about the best practices in the field of informatization which cities use to improve the lives of their citizens. Lutsk City Council representatives presented transport services digitalisation project. The project will be implemented together with the partner land of Lippe (FRG) in 2019.
The format of the event also included interactive trainings and work in groups. The participants identified the problems faced by cities on the way of digital transformations, looked for opportunities for their solutions, planned joint projects.
At the end of the event the Connective Cities Program representatives told about the financial opportunities offered by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development for the implementation of partnership projects.
The Nuremberg program also included a visit to the transport company and introducing of the transport system control. During the exсursion to the Documentation Center the guests where told about history of Germany when it was under Hitler's rule. It was also introduced the digital technologies that are applied and planned for the implementation in the Center.
Dialogue event in Nuremberg has become a good platform for the best practice exchange in implementation of information and communiation technologies in cities of different countries and cultures.