On 6 May 2022 (11.00-13.00, Brussels time), the members of the Broadband Platform - European Commission experts and local and regional politicians - will meet virtually to discuss the challenges and opportunities of digital transition and connectivity for cities and regions in Europe.
The meeting will focus on:
- reasons for the growing digital divide, challenges faced by cities, regions, businesses, and citizens and ways in which the digital transformation can lead to greater cohesion;
- the latest evidence on weak signals, wild cards, megatrends and possible scenarios on how digital cohesion can be achieved as well as lessons learnt from foresight for the present;
- a presentation of the CEF2 Digital programme, which provides funding for the rapid deployment and use of 5G for smart communities and innovative applications;
- promoting international connectivity, in particular by involving cross-border regions.