European project "Citadel on the Move": kick-off in Ghent
10/02/2012On the 1st of February the Flanders Region eGovernment Services (CORVE) started a new European project "Citadel on The Move" in the City of Ghent.
Citadel on the Move is co-funded by the European Commission Information Communication Technologies Policy Support Programme (ICT-PSP) for Smart Cities. The project makes use of Open Data and Social Media to unleash the innovation potential of citizens to build the type of smart ‘city’ services they want and need.
The goal of Citadel on the Move is to demonstrate that it is possible to combine Open Access Data and Mobile Application tools to create ‘smart,’ innovative citizen-generated services that can be used across Europe. Ultimately, Citadel on the Move seeks to advance the digital materialisation of European integration through the creation of ‘smart’ mobile Services that can be shared and used anywhere.
Citadel on the Move unites all of Europe’s leading local government organizations with Living Lab experts, specialist technology researchers and expert SMEs in a common effort to harness the power of user-driven open innovation systems to develop citizen-generated ‘smart city’ mobile applications that can be potentially used and shared in any European city, large or small.