Imagine improving people’s quality of life through initiatives which make public services more integrated, open and efficient – working together with people to decide what is needed in their neighbourhoods.
That’s what Valencia has been doing since 2018 with Impulso VLCi, an initiative financed by the city, the Spanish government through the Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda, and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), comprising 12 sub-projects to improve quality of life through waste management, better mobility, easy access to public services, more efficient municipal services, and sharing solutions with other municipalities.
These sub-projects are mainly focused on efficiency, sustainability, open data, reuse of solutions and citizen wellbeing. Impulso VLCi was thought of by the city in 2015 to complement its 2014 digital platform. It was launched in September 2018 to deliver all initiatives for the summer of 2022.
And Valencia is on the right track. Of the 12 sub-projects, only four have not yet been completed and these are already advanced.