#EURegionsWeek - Disruptive Digital Technology & Cohesion Policy

Date Location Organiser
14 Oct 2020 Online ERNACT

Provision of public services is a major challenge in rural areas due to lack of critical mass, human resources and remote dispersed communities. Disruptive digital technologies can help overcome the challenge by reducing costs, spanning distances and improving decision making while contributing to the achievement of Europe’s twin green / digital goals.

Based on examples and pilots developed in the transnational Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) programme, this workshop aims to produce conclusions on the role that technologies such as Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence can play in future public service delivery. Successful integration of emerging disruptive digital technologies (VR, AI & IoT) into existing public services will help achieve key ERDF / Cohesion Policy goals for the 2021-2027 period. The session, targeted at public service providers and digital tech suppliers (universities, research centres, companies), aims to identify solutions / challenges.

Colm Mc Colgan, General Manager, ERNACT, Ireland.
Ianire Renobales, Digital Communication Officer, ERNACT, Ireland.
Maixa Zabaleta, Digital Communication Assistant, ERNACT, Ireland.

Pierre Baviera, CEO, Derilinx, Ireland.
Madeleine Blusi, Researcher, Association of Local Authorities in Västernorrland, Sweden.
Colm Mc Colgan, General Manager, ERNACT, Ireland.
Kirsti Mijnhijmer, Head of Secretariat, Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme, Denmark.
Valerie Moreau, Network Manager, Laval Mayenne Technopole, France.
Jose Manuel San Emeterio, Project Manager, ERNACT, Ireland.