The new National Plan of smart cities approved by industry seeks to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of local authorities in the provision of public services through the use of ICT and move forward in the governance of the city and tourist destination system Intelligent.
The Ministry of industry, energy and tourism launches the new National Plan for smart cities co-financed through the European Fund for Regional Development (ERDF) with an initial investment of 153 million euros. The contributions of other administrations and the private sector will be added to this budget.
The new National Plan for smart cities aims to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of local authorities in the provision of public services through the use of ICT and move forward in the governance of the city and intelligent tourist system. This will result in a better quality of life for citizens and create environments that will generate economic growth and employment.
This project is supported by the institutions and associations which are involved in the development of intelligent cities, among them the Spanish network of intelligent cities (RECI), which already has more than 60 municipalities and is considered an experience reference, and the Patron Saint Ametic and Conetic.
Lines of action
The National Plan for smart cities is divided into five lines of action. The first aims to facilitate its process of transformation in smart cities, through the allocation of resources to the municipalities. The second will execute projects showing the efficiency of ICT in reducing costs, improvements in citizen satisfaction and the creation of new business models.
The third line of action is geared towards the development and growth of the ICT industry, with actions that promote new technological solutions that contribute to the advancement of intelligent cities. The fourth axis is focused on communication and dissemination of the plan, to ensure your understanding through participatory processes, and dissemination of standards, standards and open, interoperable and reusable solutions. And finally, a fifth axis is dedicated to keep track of the entire plan.
The role of Red.es
This initiative benefit 13 projects that are going to develop in more than 20 municipalities and representing an investment of € 13.1 million. Red.es provides up to 80% through ERDF funds, contributing to reducing disparities between the levels of development of the regions of Europe. The rest is borne by the municipalities.
This plan is coordinated through the Secretariat of State for telecommunications and the information society through the creation of the Advisory Board of smart cities. It will be formed by the Ministry of State, Red.es, Segittur, Idea, EOI, local authorities and representatives of the industry.
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