The DiscoverEU Digital Route
Looking for ideas of where to travel on your DiscoverEU adventure? Have you ever wondered what a city of the future might look like?
Here’s your chance to explore the cities of tomorrow! Introducing the Digital Route, a map of digitally-savvy European cities, all of which are leading the way by using digital technologies in their buildings, streets and environments. In many of these cities, you can connect to free WiFi in public areas, use an app to check how many minutes away the next bus is, or hop on an e-bike to discover the city.
Some of these cities boast the title of European Capital of Innovation – cities recognised by the EU for their innovative solutions to challenges like transport and access to public services. Others are 'smart cities' that use data and artificial intelligence to make city operations – like street lighting or waste collection – more efficient, or 'intelligent cities' that use cutting-edge technologies to improve life for residents in a green, sustainable and responsible way. Many of the cities along the route also offer training sessions for residents to improve their digital skills.
These cities are at the vanguard of a #DigitalEU, paving the way to the future alongside initiatives like the Digital Europe Programme and #WiFi4EU – so take a look at the map below and explore them in more detail! What’s more – if you’re interested in sustainability and want to add a few green cities into your travel itinerary, then why not also explore the DiscoverEU Green Route?