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.
28 May 2021, 09:00 - 12:00
Opening of the second day
Deputy President for Technological Innovation and Digital Policy Commission – Italian Conference of Regions and Autonomous Provinces
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
Key note Speech: The Smart villages approach as a strategic priority in Europe
Director, Rural Development, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission
Keynote speech: Digitalization in the Alpine area
General Delegate of the French presidency of EUSALP
Use synergies in order to unleash the potentials of digitalization for the Alpine area
Director of EU BCO Network
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
Leader AG1 of EUSALP on Innovation and Research
Presentation of the Smart villages approach and launch of the new Network
of alpine Smart villages
Launch of the Network
Closure of conference – way ahead
Co-Leaders of AG5
Co-Leaders of AG5