The opening of the second day will see greetings and political messages from the Deputy President for Technological Innovation and Digital Policy Commission - Italian Conference of Regions and Autonomous Provinces.

This will be followed by high level interventions from the European Commission by the Director of Digital Transformation of DG Connect on the importance of digitalization for all regions in Europe in a post-Covid world and by the Director of Rural Development of DG Agriculture and Rural Development on the Smart villages approach as a strategic priority in Europe.

The General Delegate of the French presidency of EUSALP will close the high-level interventions on the topic of digitalization in the Alpine area.

Starting from the input of the young people of EUSALP on the previous day and from the input of the high level speeches, the round table of different experts will discuss how to use synergies in order to unleash the potentials of digitalization for the Alpine area.
Finally the highlight of the event will be the presentation of the Smart villages approach and launch of the idea of a Network of alpine Smart villages: Smart Alps.

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Friday,
28 May 2021, 09:00 - 12:00

09:00
Opening of the second day

Sebastiano Callari
Deputy President for Technological Innovation and Digital Policy Commission – Italian Conference of Regions and Autonomous Provinces

09:10
Key note speech: The importance of digitalization for all regions in Europe in a post-Covid world

Gerard de Graaf
Director, Digital Transformation, DG Connect, European Commission

09:30
Key note Speech: The Smart villages approach as a strategic priority in Europe

Silvia Michelini
Director, Rural Development, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission

09:50
Keynote speech: Digitalization in the Alpine area

Christiane Barret
General Delegate of the French presidency of EUSALP

10:10
Break

10:30
Round table:
Use synergies in order to unleash the potentials of digitalization for the Alpine area

Moderator:
Thomas Egger

Jan Dröge
Director of EU BCO Network

Riccardo Zanelli
Project Manager at Cluster COMET and member of the EUSALP Subgroup on Digital Industry

Emilija Stojmenova Duh
University of Ljubljana, Partner in the Alpine Space Programme Smart villages project

Anna Giorgi
Leader AG1 of EUSALP on Innovation and Research

11:30
Presentation of the Smart villages approach and launch of the new Network
of alpine Smart villages

Thomas Egger
Launch of the Network

12:00
Closure of conference – way ahead

Carlo Vigna
Co-Leaders of AG5

Thomas Egger
Co-Leaders of AG5