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The UCLG Committee of Digital and Knowledge-based Cities –Chaired by the City of Bilbao– was created in 2005 with the aim of reducing the digital divide and boost the implementation of digital local agendas as a mean to improve the quality of life of citizens from the decentralized governments.

Since its creation, through the Committee, it has been promoted the development of a common vision and dynamics among local governments in favour of an inclusive Information Society that favours the reduction of the digital divide and the use of new technologies as a lever for the development of more sustainable and competitive cities.

In 2016 a reflection process on its functioning structure was initiated in UCLG, which gave as a result the creation of a new structure of consultation mechanisms integrated by: Policy Councils, Committees, Working groups, Committees of Practice and Forums.

Taking into consideration this new structure, it was propose to turn the Committee of Digital and Knowledge-based Cities into the “Community of Practice Digital Cities” that will still be leader by the City of Bilbao and that will have a more practical focus.

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Global Social Economy Forum (GSEF)

Monday 01 October 2018 - Wednesday 03 October 2018 (Bilbao, Spain)

The Global Social Economy Forum GSEF is an international network that brings together local governments and civil society stakeholders committed…

UCLG World Council 2018

Monday 05 November 2018 - Thursday 08 November 2018 (Madrid, Spain)

The UCLG World Council will be held on 5-8 November in Madrid, Spain, under the invitation of the Mayor of the…

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