There are many reasons to join HOMER Federation
One of the most important results of Homer project is the creation of a Federation of Open Data portals, aiming at sharing common data sets related to MED strategic domains (agriculture, energy, environment, culture and tourism) through the creation of a searchable federated index of metadata of all the Open Data Portals under the technical coordination and management of CSI Piemonte.
From this point it is already possible to access at the Federated Index and to the test page to see how work the federated search engine (http://opendata-federation.csi.it/).
As Homer Federation member, you can access to metadata cards exposed by all Homer Open Data Portals’ Partners. At the same time, Homer Federation is conceived as potentially open to access by other stakeholders - free to conduct their own Open Data initiative independently of the HOMER project - with the opportunity to aggregate their respective and complementary skills in order to maximize advantages and effects of a common federated index.
For more information about Homer Federation and the minimum requirements to join, click : http://homerproject.eu/project/homer-federation