HOMER organises in Seville the most important meeting of those held to date, coinciding with the halfway point of the project
This event is open to society in general as it will address the advances and benefits of Open Data for governments, the private sector and citizens
HOMER (Harmonising Open data in the Mediterranean through better access and Reuse of public sector information) 19 partners will meet in Seville on May 15 in an event that aims to openly disseminate the advances and benefits of Open Data for administrations, the private sector and for the citizens of the countries of the Mediterranean. This meeting will be, thus, open to all those who may be interested in this particular topic such as companies, institutions, universities and citizens in general, and who would like to learn more about not only HOMER but also about the multiple utilities that a greater implementation of open data may enable.
The building of the ONCE (Spanish organisation for people with blindness or severe visual impairment), located on the island of la Cartuja in Seville, will host the morning and afternoon sessions of this meeting that will continue on May 16 with working sessions only for partners.
At the meeting, the State of art of HOMER, the socio-economic study and the various good practices related to open data will be presented. In addition, there will be an exhibition of Open Data portals and a speaker corner to promote the active participation of the attendees.
In addition, the meeting will give an overview of HOMER, its objectives and results, while in the afternoon session, two round tables where everyone will be able to exchange experiences and concerns, will be held.
The first round table will focus on the utilities of open data for citizens and businesses, while the second one will consist of a panel of experts that will mainly deal with the future of open data, their harmonization and consolidation.
HOMER is a project framed in the MED operational programme and led by the Italian region of Piedmont. Since April 2012, it has been working in the creation of a federated open data portal to make public information available to the private sector, to innovation, competitiveness and economic growth, as well as to citizenship, participation and democracy.
It is a transnational project involving 19 partners from Italy, France, Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Montenegro and Slovenia.
Andalusia participates through the Agencia de Gestión Agraria y Pesquera which is also responsible for the communication of the project.