Brussels 2018 - Using data to empower cities and their citizens

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Date Published: Nov. 21, 2017, 12:16 p.m.

Brussels 2018 - Using data to empower cities and their citizens


earn how cities are leveraging data to provide more efficient services and boost the local economy. 

Deadline to register in this activity is April 30th!

Check the preliminary agenda here!

What is it?

The 2018 Uraia Citizenship Series "Using data to empower cities and their citizens" will be hosted by the Brussels Capital Region on 30 and 31th May 2018, in collaboration with CIRB (Computer Center for the Brussels Region).

Why Brussels?

"Big data, the science of data, is still very much confined to the field of technology in the Brussels Region. By participating in the Uraía event, the Region wants to raise the awareness of its partners and demonstrate the positive impact of big data for the management of a city. Its interest lies in the predictive analysis it allows for the benefit of all in areas as varied as education, health, safety, urban management, etc., while respecting the protection of privacy. In this, the development of big data is essential in the SmartCity strategy of the Brussels-Capital Region "

Bianca Debaets, Minister of the Brussels-Capital Region in charge of Digital Transition

Why city-level data matters?

The advent of the IoT (Internet of Things), the rapid urban digitization, the expansion of sensors networks and the widespread use of smartphones are producing an exponential amount of city-level data.  Cities around the world are leveraging the power those technologies to provide a more effective public service delivery and drive positive impact on citizens´ lives. This year Uraia Citizenship Series workshop will focus on global experiences and tools on how data can be used to improve city management.


The workshop will combine plenary sessions and more in-depth debates in working groups, networking opportunities as well as field visits to innovative projects from Brussels and its partners.

How to participate?

Target audience: The workshop will gather 100 representatives local governments, city networks of cities, international and civil society organizations, research centers, private sector and ministries in charge of telecommunication of different countries.

For more information about the Uraía Citizenship Series 2018, please contact us at

Don’t miss this opportunity to share your experience and get inspired by city decision makers from all around the world!

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