HOMER participated in the workshops held in Madrid organised by the Big Data Public Private Forum, consortium co-funded by the European Commission
The workshop "Building Europe's Roadmap for Big Data in the Public Sector” has brought together the major Open Data projects and tools
HOMER (Harmonising Open data in the Mediterranean through better access and Reuse of public sector information) has participated in the workshop "Building Europe's Roadmap for Big Data in the Public Sector” held in Madrid in April. This workshop has been organised by the Big Data Public Private Forum (BIG) which is a coordination and support action co-funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme.
This consortium consists of eleven organisations such as companies, research institutes and non-profit organizations (Atos Spain, Press Association, Siemens, AGT Group, Uni Innsbruck, National University of Ireland in Galway, University of Leipzig, DFKI, Exalead, Open Knowledge Foundation and STI International). BIG is a two-year project which began in September 2012 and its main goal is to help the European Commission in the definition of the strategy for the European industry for data management.
The participation of HOMER in this event responds to the growing importance of these technologies for the Public Sector and the need for collaboration between the actions focussed on open data.
This participation was materialized through the involvement of the Agencia de Gestión Agraria y Pesquera de Andalucía in the panel corresponding to the actions carried out on this issue by different Spanish regions.
HOMER aims to create a federated open data portal from which public information would be available for the private sector, innovation, competitiveness and economic growth, as well as for citizenship, participation and democracy. The project has 19 partners, which are European institutions and regions from Mediterranean countries, and was launched last year. Its lead partner is the Italian region of Piedmont. The Agencia de Gestión Agraria y Pesquera de Andalucía is one of the partners and, in addition, it is the responsible for the communication and dissemination of the project.