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Amsterdam iCapital of Europe

In 2016, Amsterdam won the iCapital Award for the most innovative city in Europe. Now, a public campaign titled 'Amsterdammers, Maak je Stad!' (Amsterdammers, make your city!) has been launched for all citizens of Amsterdam to participate in.

This campaign will run from 13 March until 14 April 2017 (visit maakjestad.amsterdam/meedoen to participate - in Dutch). More information is available at the Dutch version of this news item.

Meetups
During the campaign, regular meetups will be held in Pakhuis de Zwijger to inspire potential participants.

About the iCapital Award
On 8 April 2016, the European Commission awarded the title of European Capital of Innovation ("iCapital") 2016 to Amsterdam for its holistic vision of innovation related to four areas of urban life: governance, economics, social inclusion, and quality of life. Amsterdam was nominated for the prize for embracing a bottom-up approach based on smart growth, startups, livability and digital social innovation.

'Amsterdammers, Maak je Stad!' is initiated by the City of Amsterdam, Pakhuis de Zwijger, Kennisland and Waag Society, with support from the Amsterdam Economic Board, Amsterdam Smart City and Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions.