Third co-creation workshop in Nicosia

The Nicosia pilot entered its second co-creation phase by organising a co-creation workshop on Wednesday, 20 September 2023 in Nicosia, in the context of the open networking discussion titled “Youth on the Go!”, as part of activities for European Mobility Week.

The co-creation workshop titled “Sustainable Mobility” brought together young individuals, including those with disabilities, municipal officials, representatives from the government, academics, and other stakeholders.

Presentations were delivered by Marina Kyriakou, representing the Energy Office of Cyprus, and Christos Lambis, the operations manager of the Smart City Office of the Municipality of Nicosia, who discussed the AI4PublicPolicy concept in the pilot of Nicosia, the current use cases and expected outcomes. The panel had the opportunity to explain the policy development process deployed by the project and focus on the added value of AI-based tools usage for the enhancement of Municipalities transportations by the local authorities with active contributions from the local research, industry and social ecosystem.

Interventions were also made by key figures including Vana Gania, the National Coordinator of the European Mobility Week; as well as industry stakeholders including Paul Alvarez of Bolt company; Grigoris Kononenko, operations manager of Scroll Cyprus; and Neofytos Ioannou from nextbike by TIER. These experts shared their insights, further enhancing the depth of the discussions, and elaborated on the capacities introduced within the co-design and deployment of the Nicosia AI4publicPolicy pilot.

Nicholas Kyriakides, president and founding member of the NGO OXYGONO, moderated the conversations, opening the session to a lively and engaging exchange of ideas.

Subsequently, a dialogue was made with both municipal and state authorities, discussing the AI4PublicPolicy and its applications in utilizing artificial intelligence for policy development at the local level. Specifically, the discussion focused on the Nicosia pilot project exploring new approaches to mobility accessibility.