HOMER has been a key player in the European Open Data Week which has taken place in Marseille, France
After the European Open Data Week held in Nantes (France) in 2012, Marseille has shown the advances in this field thanks to HOMER
HOMER, Harmonising Open Data in the Mediterranean trough better access and Reuse of public sector information, has been a key player in the European Open Data week held in Marseille from 25-28 June. This event has given the opportunity to deepen on the topics addressed in the first Week held in Nantes in 2012.
These four days have brought together the main actors concerning the transparency of public policies: groups, companies, researchers and citizens, in order to discuss the exchange of public data.
The Week began on Tuesday with a meeting of the Group of Open Data France which took place throughout the day while on Wednesday, the event has been focused on HOMER as a European project in which 19 European partners are involved and that is currently in its mid-point.
In recent years, the topic of Open Data has been addressed in a series of actions that have resulted in the project HOMER. These actions range from improving the quality of data, involving all stakeholders, publishing more effectively and facilitating sustainable initiatives to, especially, harmonising Open Data initiatives.
In this sense, throughout Wednesday, three key issues in relation with HOMER have been addressed: accessibility and interoperability, best practices for sustainable activities and how to promote harmonisation at international level.
On Wednesday, the workshop has been attended by the different managers of the project, the authorities of the Regional Council of Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, organiser of the event, and the French project partners Institut de la Méditerranée and FING.
And finally, on Thursday, courses and workshops on Open Data will be carried out while on Friday, HOMER partners will have a meeting.