Sofia Investment Agency together with Sofia Municipality and Urban Mobility Center today launched its official participation in a special training and networking programme for digital transformation of urban environment and society. The programme is part of the European Commission’s Digital Cities Challenge project in which Sofia as a city won a place together with 15 other European cities.
The EU initiative aims to help the selected cities develop digital policies and introduce them in the daily life of residents, entrepreneurs, employees, and institutions. Sofia will receive strategic support in solving and implementing specific urban projects.
In Brussels, SIA’s team joined the first from a series of four academy seminars which aim at introducing Digital City teams, allowing Digital Cities to meet their peers and Digital City team leaders, presenting good practices of external inspiring examples related to digital transformation, providing an overview and description of digital transformation trajectories, and providing important networking opportunities to promote collaboration and mutual learning among Cities. All Digital City Challenge participants will agree on a comprehensive concept and next steps action plans, as well as on priorities and milestones.
Sofia will present main motivations and expectations behind joining the project. A separate session is dedicated to the Industry perspective – what kind of companies develop their activity through digitalization, what are the benefits of digitization for companies, how does it transform the way they work (impact on working organization and competencies needs, and what do they need to succeed in their digital transformation.
More details from the meeting will follow soon.