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
  • Lucy Hammond
  • Communications and Policy 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 Rodolphe Doité

Call for examples on the role of DIH in supporting public authorities’ digital transformation 

The ICT Working Group is looking for examples from local and regional authorities, as well as Digital Innovation Hubs, working on digital transformation. The examples will be presented in an upcoming meeting on “The role of DIH in supporting public authorities’ digital transformation”, which will take place on Tuesday 21 May 2024 (10:30 to 12:30 CEST).

  • By Rodolphe Doité

Cascade funding soon available to deploy data spaces for cities and communities

The EU-funded project Data Spaces for Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities will open a call in January 2024 to select pilot projects for the deployment of the Data Space.

  • By Rodolphe Doité

Call for Smart Community Experts

If you are working on sustainable digitalisation of local and regional authorities in your country, you can apply to a dedicated call for experts in the field of Smart Community, linking to the Living-in.EU movement.

  • By Rodolphe Doité

Release of LORDIMAS, a digital maturity assessment tool for Regions and Cities

During the European Week of Regions and Cities 2023, a dedicated session was organised to launch LORDIMAS, a digital maturity assessment helping local and regional governments to understand where they are in their digital transformation journey. The tool is now accessible online.

  • By Rodolphe Doité

Participate in the EU Public Services Open Source Achievement Awards

The European Commission's Open Source Observatory (OSOR) has opened the applications for the EU Public Services Open Source Achievement Awards. The awards will honour exceptional open source solutions and initiatives developed for European public administrations.

  • By Rodolphe Doité

Living-in.EU launches survey to identify political priorities

The Living-in.EU movement has launched a survey, open until 15 September, to co-create the political priorities of this digital transformation movement.