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Pan European Networks: Government

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www.paneuropeannetworks.com

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ICT & CYBERSECURITY

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INTERCONTINENTAL CONNECTIONS

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Ramón-Alejo López Sánchez of the European Commission’s DG REGIO details the pioneering World Cities project and how EU

cities are joining with counterparts to tackle mutual problems. He details the background of the venture, the common challenges

facing urban areas around the globe, and how the German city of Leipzig is working with Kumamoto in Japan

SETTING THE URBAN AGENDA

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Following an EU survey, PEN looks into the European Commission’s new Urban Agenda and its plans to build a closer relationship with cities

BIM BENEFITS

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The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure’s Herman Winkels on building information management in construction and the value of proper application

THE URBAN VOICE

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PEN met with EUROCITIES secretary general Anna Lisa Boni to discuss the perspectives of cities when it comes to the European agenda

THE POLICY END OF THE SPECTRUM

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Pan European Networks outlines Commissioner Günther H Oettinger’s remarks on EU spectrum policy

EMBRACING THE DIGITAL FUTURE

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During the Digital Transformations 2016 conference in Brussels, PEN met with Estonian MEP and one of the rapporteurs of the

parliamentary investigation ‘Towards a Digital Single Market Act’, Kaja Kallas, to discuss the outlook for digital issues in Europe and

her thoughts on Privacy Shield, the successor to the Safe Harbour deal between the US and the EU

SMART CITIES & IOT

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EUROPE’S IOT

With the IoT set to have an impact on almost every part of life, the Internet of Things Council provides an insightful review

PROFILE:

Professor Dirk Helbing discusses how the internet of things can make the ‘invisible hand’ work and societies thrive

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BEING SMART IN SLOVAKIA

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Slovakian foreign minister Dr Miroslav Lajcˇák outlines Bratislava’s ambitions for the EU Council Presidency, smart energy and industry

IOT HAPPY?

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Independent policy advisor Maarten Botterman sets out the need to safeguard citizens’ data whilst encouraging innovation in the IoT

PROFILE:

Policy makers in today’s reality, with everything connected and captured in data, need to think outside the box; GNKS helps

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UNPLUGGED?

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As fragmentation threatens the internet of things, PEN explores the situation regarding smart tech with EIT Digital’s Henrik Abramowicz

SMART LIGHTING

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LIGHTING LAB

CTO Kim Brostrøm outlines the ongoing work to realise Copenhagen’s 2025 carbon-neutral ambitions

PROFILE:

Scotia

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A/S is a world leader in innovative solar power solutions for street lighting and infrastructure

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AFRAID OF THE DARK?

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Street lighting remains a core priority for cities around the globe. Here, Bob Parks reflects on the developments in the field

NEW WORLD OF LIGHT

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EnGoPlanet chief executive Petar Mirovic discusses how cities can benefit from the latest solar-kinetic street lighting solutions

PROFILE:

EnGoPlanet introduces a multifunction unit that can transform traditional street light fixtures

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HAND HYGIENE

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After attending the 2015 EUPHA event in Milan, Italy, PEN discusses the results of a study into the hygiene of hand drying methods

PROFILE:

Hydrowashr BV presents the most sustainable integration of washing and drying hands in one device

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THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT

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CITY FOCUS: WARSAW

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TOMORROW’S TRANSPORT, TODAY

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PEN travelled to TRA2016 in Warsaw, which hosted an extensive discussion of innovative solutions for tomorrow’s mobility

THE CROSSING OF CULTURES

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Mateusz Czerwin´ski introduces Poland’s capital city as a modern and historical hub of business, culture and green environments

WARSAW – THE RIGHT CHOICE

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The University of Warsaw explains the opportunities, environments and advantages for Poland’s capital

TRANSPORT

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PROFILE:

With smartphones gaining more and more applications, iQ Payments looks to add the purchase of travel tickets to the list

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MOVING EUROPE FORWARDS

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Reporting from TRA2016, PEN details the messages delivered by European Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc on the role of research and transport