12 and 13 September, Matera: Smart City and Smart Community from a gender perspective


Friday 12 and Saturday 13 at Casa Cava in Matera, Rione Sassi, the refresher and training seminar on the topic will be held starting at 9.00:

"Smart City and Smart Community from a gender perspective in governance activity: from legislation to administrative and social action"

The initiative was organized and promoted by the Regional Equality Councilor of Basilicata Maria Anna Fanelli whom we thank here for involving us as the Association of the General States of Innovation and the Wister Network.

The Training and Refresher Seminars aim to help develop, precisely because in times of crisis, a "governance" for "Smart Cities and Territories" through innovative processes which, starting from the possession of local values, knowledge and traditions, at the same time favor the development of skills and competences for the transfer, planning and implementation of interventions and innovative policies in the field of gender Equal Opportunities.

Institutional and non-institutional, public and private subjects have been invited to participate who identify among their priority commitments the need for "specialist gender actions on the territories" also through the strengthening of institutional and social paths which, with the help of technologies, information and communication (ICT), will have to be increasingly participatory.

The goal is to face the challenges of globalization by encouraging innovation, creativity and competitiveness of the regional economic system.

The new communication technologies have in fact become the force and pivot of social changes also in the redistribution of work and socio-family loads and commitments.

All through the network multiplies the potential of the intelligences involved and increases the effectiveness of the administrative action and of the activity of private realities, including those of an associative nature.

For this reason, the organizational dynamics and procedures of public and private realities to create smart cities/communities must always be rethought to improve the quality of information and training processes to facilitate the involvement and participation of all citizens, including through social media and innovative communication technologies using specific lines of action.

The actions to be put in place to achieve multiple but interconnected objectives which concern not only the formulation of a "vision", but also the definition of operational models and tools, together with the construction of research and innovation initiatives, relating to various themes are multiple and concern:

Inclusion and Participation. “A smart city/community is a city that involves women and men in governance decision-making processes, which informs and consults them, giving them the opportunity to express opinions and thus to feel active in the community in which they live”.

Knowledge and Monitoring of the territory. An intelligent city/community has knowledge of its territory, identifies its economic, social and environmental priorities and builds projects and initiatives on these.

Quality and cost of services. An intelligent city/community sees technologies as an opportunity to create more effective services for residents, businesses, women and men who live in the area.

Entrepreneurship and social innovation. An intelligent city/community must be able to seize the opportunities of information and communication technologies (ICT), to allow the birth of new innovative businesses closely linked to the territory. It develops female entrepreneurship aimed at solving fundamental issues for the area "such as the creation of innovative services for residents, the improvement of urban decorum and attractiveness, energy efficiency and respect for the environment, or the creation of new ways to offer assistance to segments of the population in difficulty".

Identity, culture and know-how. The intelligent city/community also uses technologies to "enhance its specific identity, renew without eliminating its cultural traditions and artistic and natural heritage, to relaunch its oldest know-how and build new ones".

For the adviser Maria Anna Fanellithe smart city/community must produce new women's organization policies that favor women in career paths in companies and that facilitate, through new technologies, the quality of life and promote work and family well-being. All through virtuous paths of behavior in companies and among people against discriminatory policies".

During the work will also doutlined the Digital Agenda that the Basilicata Region is building through the Task Force in charge and in this regard, the Office of the Equality Councilor Fanelli will ask "that the elements for technological innovation and the infrastructures and online services of the cities be favored in terms of gender so that the Digital Agenda is a gender agenda".

During the works, qualified study interventions by experts and institutional representatives and managers will be offered, also involved at various levels for the planning of future positive actions for city/community life managed from a gender perspective.

The Equality Councilor expressed uheartfelt thanks to our Flavia Marzano, President of the General States of Innovation for the collaboration also received from the members of our Board: Tiziana Medici, Emma Pietrafesa and Morena Ragone (as well as very active participants in the WISTER Network).

Among others, the participation of the President of the Basilicata Region Marcello Pittella, the President of the Regional Council Piero Lacorazza, Senator Maria Antenna and the Regional Councilors Raffaele Liberali and Michele Ottati, the Mayors of Matera and Potenza Salvotore Adduce and Dario De Luca are expected, by the Municipal Councilor for Planning and Finance Pasquina Bona, by the President of the II Regional Council Commission for Budget and Programming Gianni Rosa, by the President of the IV Regional Council Commission for Social Policies Luigi Bradascio, by the President of the Regional Commission Nicola Benedetto, by the Regional Councilors Roberto Cifarelli and Achille Spada and the President of the Lucano Rosa Gentile Aqueduct and national, regional and municipal institutional representatives, including the regional councilors of Matera, and the President of the Matera 2019 Committee Paolo Verri and the President of the Cooperative Credit Bank of Laurenzana and Nova Sir Teresa Fiordel isi.

The two days of work will be directed and coordinated by Maria Anna Fanelli.

The interventions will be held by General Managers and Managers, by relevant national and regional experts such as: Emma Pietrafesa, Francesco Sacco, Andrea Trevisi, Carmela De Vivo, Giovanna Badalassi, Vito Marsico, Giandomenico Marchese, Giovanni Oliva, Maria Rosaria Sabia, Giampiero Maruggi, RoccoShirt, Nicola Antonio Coluzzi, Ernesto Belisario, Tiziana Medici, Caterina Policaro, Morena Ragone, Antonio Colangelo.

The Presidents of the Order of Chartered Accountants and Accounting Experts of Matera and Potenza, Eustacchio Quintana and Luigi Vergari, and the Presidents of the Councils of the Orders of Labor Consultants of Matera and Potenza Serafino Di Sanza and Candio Paternoster will give their contribution.

This is the program of the event Smart City and Smart Community Seminar Program

Here you can download the registration form for the Seminar SEMINARS PARTICIPATION FORM

For more information, please contact the Office of the Equality Advisor at the following addresses

email: uffconsigliera.parita@regione.basilicata.it

Telephone 0971/666102 – 0971666145 /

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