On February 21-22, Julia had the privelege to attend the Global Cities Dialogue Mayor’s Summit in Cologne.
TheSummit brought together 60 participants from 15 countries worldwide representing local authorities, intergovernmental organisations, the academic world and the global ICT industry. Discussion focused on the local Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE), and whether the DAE could present a sustainable model for other continents. Mr Constantijn van Oranje-Nassua represented Vice President Neelie Kroes of the European Commission, who delivered a compelling keynote video message. Julia had the opportunity to present the Citadel Statement – a pan-European call for better national and EU-level support for local eGovernment – to a closed door session of the gathering.