Why a European event on the local Open Data and Reuse?
Everywhere in Europe, member states and local authorities are committing themselves to open up their public data. What does this mean? It gives the opportunity to others (administrations, entrepreneurs, NGOs, citizens, researchers) to reuse the vast amount of data national and local authorities produce in their daily business: geographical, statistical, transport, service information and so on. What for? To improve the services delivered to the citizens or to envisage new ones, to raise new knowledge, to enrich the public debate.
In France, Rennes appears to be the pioneer city on this issue, soon to be caught up by Bordeaux, Montpellier, Paris... However, what is currently happening elsewhere in Europe? What are the flagship initiatives? What are the difficulties faced and the problems to solve? How do we reach value creation for all?
During a one-day event, we aim at sharing local experiences and good practices, encouraging synergies and creating a European dynamic around the Open Data issue. By sharing initiatives and gathering strengths, leverages for action will emerge.
Rennes is hosting this meeting as a follow on from the event held in Madrid, June 2010. It is organized by Greater Rennes, the Region of Bretagne and co-ordinated with Fing, ePSIplatform, GFII, PSI Alliance and e-mégalis.