‘Being smart is about working in a smarter way with different partners and empowering citizens’. Stockholm is one of the world’s most connected cities, and a beacon for innovators and international talent. We are also a forward-looking city, leading the environmental and smart city agendas. By 2040, we have the ambition to be both carbon neutral and the smartest city in the world. Opinion by Anna König Jerlmyr, Mayor City of Stockholm.
In Sweden and in the Stockholm Region extensive work is being done to achieve the goals of making full use of all the possibilities of digitalisation and to develop eGovernment with the focus of the citizen. However, there are both enabling and hindering factors for achieving these goals. This is the opinion of the Stockholm Region on the EU eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020.
Greater harmonisation and the implementation of a single market adapted to the digital economy are vital to European growth and employment. In Sweden and in the Stockholm Region, for example, the goal is to realise the full potential of digitisation. This is the opinion of the Stockholm Region regarding the European Commission’s Public Consultation on Standards in the Digital Single Market.
The Stockholm Region welcomes the consultation of the EU Commission and the opportunity now given to communicate to the Commission our views and experiences on the broadband goals after 2020 for the EU and for the Stockholm Region – and also what measures that can be taken by the EU in order to ensure that everyone can profit from the digital economy and the digital society. This is the opinion from the Stockholm Region regarding the European Commission’s Public Consultation on the Needs for Internet Speed and Quality Beyond 2020.