22.07.2021 - Economy, Innovation, Technology

A declaration signed on sustainable digital transformation

Chairman of Riga City Council, Mārtiņš Staķis, has signed a political declaration, thus joining 95 representatives of the European Union (EU) public administration at the local, regional, national and European level, committing to contribute to a voluntary joint investment plan to promote sustainable digital transformation in the EU.

By signing the declaration, Riga City Council agrees to improve the existing digital solutions on a wider European scale in order to make Riga and its communities smart and sustainable places where people enjoy living and working. The Join, Boost, Sustain initiative is seen as a first step in developing a European approach to digital transformation that differs from that of other global competitors.

“We have started significant changes in Riga in order to become a mobile, well-connected, digital and climate-neutral city in the long term. We are currently improving our strategic plans to achieve these goals, so this declaration will serve as a practical guide, as its goals are fully in line with our forthcoming digital transformation agenda. We are already reorganising the work of the municipality, introducing modern and open governance, and it is time to join the European digital revolution that is already taking place in many EU cities,” says M. Staķis.

The City of Riga will continue to implement its views on technology, data sovereignty, as well as ensuring increased compatibility of digital platforms. It will lead Riga on the path of digital transformation, using the potential of all data and other innovative digital technologies to provide better services for the benefit of the city’s residents. The declaration will serve as a great start for the implementation of smart city development with important financial, technical and digital literacy aspects.

Source: labsoflatvia.com


 

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