working groups for knowledge society

Each forum is able to set up a certain number of working groups focusing on specific policy issues. Each working group has a specific remit and tasks, for example preparing a position paper on a particular topic, or managing activities such as a European project or campaign.

Each working group consists of individuals, nominated by member cities, who are considered as having relevant knowledge and expertise. Each working group is chaired by a member city, which is also responsible for reporting back to the relevant forum on the results achieved.

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Cyber security

This working group aims to increase cities’ awareness of internet security threats to contribute to the development of a society that can efficiently tackle cyber threats, promote local policy development in...

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This working group works to ensure all citizens can benefit from the benefits of new technologies

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Open data

Through this working group, members exchange experiences and compare examples of city initiatives in the field of open data across the EU; build business cases; and collect evidence on the advantages of...

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Smart Cities

This working group discusses the conceptualisation and strategy definition of ‘smart city’ and addresses the diverse range of smart city strategies and