Cities as a launchpads for digitalization

Cities and regions are essential complements to digital transformation. The changes brought about by the digital age mean that geographic boundaries are no longer the costly barriers to trade, communication and social interaction that they used to be.

Yet at the same time, physical proximity is increasingly crucial to our collective prosperity: European cities provide up to 85% of the region’s GDP, providing a high density of interactions among citizens and creating digitally-enhanced opportunities for education, specialization, creativity and shared services that increase productivity, efficiency and well-being.