Introduction to the Project

DT4REGIONS aims to create a European Platform for Regions to enable AI and Big Data collective solutions. It will be a unique challenge-based innovation platform for the development of tools and services of public interest. At the same time, it will enhance public administration efficiency and effectiveness in user-centric services.

Bringing together 14 partners and 13 supporting organisations from across Europe, the project has the real needs of a network of regions at its heart. Technical partners provide assistance to make the platform a sound and effective environment for the development of the next era of AI and Big Data for the digital transformation of public administration. Within this context, public administrations will be engaged in defining the platform services and will benefit from dedicated capacity building and mutual learning activities, with a view to exploiting the full potential of the platform itself. Regional innovation ecosystem actors will contribute to the identification of the platform functionalities and contents, as well as of the future public services to be developed and delivered on the back of AI and Big Data solutions.

 

Project Objectives

Specific objectives of the project are:

- Raising awareness and knowledge about AI and big data applications for public services within the public administrations and the regional ecosystem

- Stimulating peer to peer knowledge sharing among regions

- Increasing and enlarging policy discussions on topics of specific public interest

- Serving as a hub of a wide variety of data-related topics, such as open data, smart cities, digital skills

- Fostering innovation through practical exercises, including two hackathons, based on the concrete needs of public administrations and citizens.

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ERRIN's Role

ERRIN is responsible for communication and dissemination activities, as well as for community building. ERRIN works to give visibility to the project and the platform in the EU and beyond, through reaching and involving all stakeholders and the communities of actors interested in the content and the services provided by the platform.

  • Ryan Titley
  • Director of Projects
  • Rodolphe Doité
  • Project and Policy Manager
  • Ewa Chomicz
  • Member Relations and Communications Officer

Benefit & Links

ERRIN members will have an opportunity to benefit from the DT4REGIONS platform to develop tools and services of public interest and enhance their efficiency and effectiveness in user-centric services. Interested regions are also able to join networking and community-building activities, as well as contribute to shaping the DT4REGIONS platform before its launch.

The project will create links with the work of ERRIN's Working Groups, with particular emphasis on the cross-cutting ICT Working Group, offering possibilities to engage.

Project in Action

Latest Updates

  • By Lucy Hammond

Third set of calls for proposals under Digital Europe Programme now open

The Commission has opened the third set of calls for proposals of the Digital Europe Programme, worth €200 million, under the 2021-2022 Work Programmes. A new call is also open for European Digital Innovation Hubs with additional €30 million.

  • By Rodolphe Doité

DT4REGIONS Ideathon: AI potential in Preventive Health Care

In October 2022, ERRIN's DT4REGIONS project in cooperation with the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council will organise four ideathon workshops for Artificial Intelligence Potential in Preventive Healthcare. We are looking for new ideas how to use AI for preventive healthcare – awards are waiting for the best ones!

  • By Ewa Chomicz

DT4REGIONS Award - Submit your solution for digital transformation

The DT4REGIONS Award, an initiative of the Digital Transformation for Regions project in which ERRIN is a partner, is open for submissions until 31 October. The call is open for AI or Big Data based, currently implemented solutions for digital transformation of public services. Selected winners will bring recognition to their initiatives across Europe.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Call for regional examples for the ICT WG meeting on digital transformation of public services

The ERRIN ICT Working Group is looking for regional examples for its upcoming networking session on the digital transformation of public services in different thematic areas. The meeting will take place in person on 13 October from 16:00-19:00 in Brussels. The call for examples will be open until 4 October.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

2023 announced as the European Year of Skills

In her 2022 State of the Union Address, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen announced the upcoming year as the European Year of Skills. ERRIN welcomes this announcement, as skills are among the priority areas where potential new activities are currently under discussion in the ERRIN Management Board.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

DT4REGIONS Platform and Award launched

As of 1 July 2022, the first version of the DT4REGIONS Platform to enable the development of AI and Big Data solutions for regional and local public administrations will be officially released. At the same time, the DT4REGIONS Award for the best solution for digital transformation based on AI and Big Data currently in use by public administration in Europe will be launched.