The City of Ljubljana is to host the Annual Conference of Major Cities of Europe which is an independent organisation of local government CIOs and ICT managers. The conference will be held from 3 – 5 June in Ljubljana and will bring together colleagues from cities across Europe as well as top level business leaders. The goal of the conference is to find answers to today's challenges regarding ICT in cities.
e-Forum director Baudouin de Sonis participated as the representative of e-Forum in the Euro-BRICS 2012-2014 seminar, held in Cannes, France on 27 September 2012. The seminar was organised by LEAP in partnership with MGIMO. De Sonis endorsed the final report from the seminar (available below) on behalf of e-Forum.
The EU-China e-Forum, an initiative of e-Forum, will hold a seminar in Beijing, China on June 29 with the aim of furthering EU-China cooperation on eGovernance for cities.
The international Porvoo Group is meeting in Brussels, Belgium on 10 – 11 May 2012 to consider questions relating to electronic identity (eID) and data protection. As daily life is increasingly moving online, citizens are becoming more and more concerned about the protection of their electronic privacy. Can legislation and technology guarantee it?
The agenda for Porvoo 17 – the seventeenth meeting of the Porvoo Group on electronic identity – is almost final, with less than two weeks to go before the conference. Porvoo 17 is co-organised by the Porvoo Group and e-Forum, and will take place in Brussels on 10-11 May.