Date Published: Aug. 11, 2017, 9:37 a.m.
The Oslo Workshop offered the opportunity to discuss the main issues regarding public-private partnership for technological services. By gathering local governments and private sector, it also offered networking opportunities and contributed to build synergies and bridge gaps between the demand and offer side. The final goal of the workshop was to produce a set of Guidelines addressed to support local governments to prepare and implement contracts with the private sector for SMART projects. The document “Public-Private Partnerships for SMART City Management. Recommendations for local governments to prepare and implement SMART PPPs.”
During the workshop, the participants discovered a series of inspiring practices where local governments successfully negotiated private-partnerships, in order to have a clear understanding of what are the different steps, the main challenges and the necessary financial investment. The participants were also invited to take part at group discussions. Finally, the hosting city, Oslo, organized a visit to a local experience to understand the impact of technological innovation in public management.
The activity gathered a group of 35 participants, including the following:
For more information on the Oslo Workshop, its goals and activities, download the concept note.