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Living-in.EU: The Initiative

The initiative for boosting sustainable digital transformation in cities and communities in the EU was introduced in 2019. Supported by the European Commission and the European Committee of the Regions, it is a platform to cope with the aforementioned challenges and utilizing digital solutions to make the cities climate neutral and work together on societal challenges in a ‘European Way’.

The digital solutions which the is primarily focused on include ICT-enabled government services for seamless civic experience, digital technologies based public transportation system with enhanced comfort and reliability, energy efficiency, and environmentally sustainable housing. The initiative will gradually extend its scope and will encompass almost every aspect of life. The socio-economic benefits from this digital transformation of Europe will cover all communities by substantially improving infrastructure and skills.

Privanova supports Living-in.EU: a shared benefit for its H2020 projects

Privanova was one of first ever companies to support the initiative and is, up to now, the only French company listed on its website. Our enthusiastic supporting for the Declaration on joining forces to boost sustainable digital transformation in cities and communities in the EU comes from our extensive involvement in cutting-edge, multidisciplinary innovation projects focusing on Internet of Things and related issues such as ethics, privacy, data protection, law enforcement access to data,  information security and lawful interception of communications.

Certifying the Security and Resilience of Supply Chain Services (CYRENE)

CYRENE vision is to enhance the security, privacy, resilience, accountability and trustworthiness of Supply Chains. It proposes a novel Conformity Assessment Process that evaluates the security and resilience of supply chain services, the interconnected IT infrastructures composing these services and the individual devices that support the operations of the SCs. Standardization efforts are a priority for CYRENE. Besides reporting on the applicable legal frameworks with particular emphasis on the application and implementation of the General data protection regulation, Privanova participation in standardisation activities includes also promotion of the project outcomes and bridging it with the initiative.

Particularly relevant for CYRENE is the technical group of initiative. The group aims to: develop a common list of standards and technical specifications to achieve interoperability of data, systems, and platforms among cities and communities and suppliers around the world to enable solutions such open urban platforms and digital twins. CYRENE follows the work of the group and will disseminate its output on tools and methodologies for securing Supply-Chains contributing thus to the objectives of the initiative.

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Project Coordinator: Sofoklis Efremidis
Institution: Maggioli SPA
Email: info{at}
Start: 1-10-2020
Duration: 36 months
Participating organisations: 14
Number of countries: 10



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