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Political briefing on the Declaration 'Join, Boost and Sustain' (Digital) for regional representations and stakeholders  

​​​We would like to invite you at a briefing session on the ambitious political declaration “Join, Boost, Sustain” on ‘Joining forces to boost sustainable digital transformation in Europe’s cities and communities’.

The briefing session will be conducted by representatives of the European Commission's Directorate-General CNECT, in cooperation with the CoR SEDEC Secretariat. The CoR has supported the draft declaration in its Opinion on Digital Europe for All adopted in October 2019.

The highlight of the session will be to explain why political leaders at local and regional level are invited to sign the declaration and commit to pursue this digital transformation through the ‘European way’: boosting the upscaling of digital solutions and ensuring technological leadership in Europe, while respecting European values and citizen digital rights.

The signature process is open. The inaugural signatures were given in Oulu, Finland, on the 10th of December 2019 by the Mayor of Oulu and the Estonian Minister for Public Administration. The next milestone is the formal signature ceremony of the Declaration will take place at the occasion of the Cities Forum 2020 in Porto on January, 31.

Meanwhile, we invite you to encourage your local leaders to sign the declaration online via and join the community of mayors, regional and state ministers who have already signed and committed to this vision and which will be under the spotlight in Porto.

For practical reasons, you are kindly asked to ​register​​​ your participation before end of business on Tuesday, 14 January 2020.


Contact Person: SEDEC Secretariat
Organizer: European Committee of the Regions, SEDEC Commission
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