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Opportunities and challenges of citizen-generated data

Opportunities and challenges of citizen-generated data

This course explores how citizen-generated data is currently being made available in open data portals from different levels of public administrations in Europe.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand whether and how citizen-generated data may be made available as part of the open data offering
  • Understand how citizen-generated data can be governed, catalogued and (re-)published by public administrations
Format
Webinar
Reading
Videos
Theme
Policy
Technology

Webinar

This webinar followed the report on opportunities and challenges associated to the inclusion of citizen-generated data in data.europa.eu. The report explores how citizen-generated data is currently being made available in open data portals from different levels of public administrations in Europe.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand what citizen-generated data is.
  • Learn how to categorise the different forms of citizen-generated data that may be published in an open data portal.
  • Reflect about the opportunities and challenges that citizen-generated data brings in for open data portals.

Topics covered:

  • What is citizen-generated data? Challenges and opportunities for open data portals.
  • Description of the research method.
  • A framework of dimensions to categorise citizen-generated data available in open data portals.
  • Main findings from the study, including conclusions and recommendations.

The recording of the webinar can be found under 'Videos'. Also, the slides used during the webinar can be found under 'Reading'.

Reading

Slide deck - Webinar on Citizen-generated data on data.europa.eu

Estimated reading time:
0.5h
Language:
English
These are the slides used for the Webinar on Citizen-generated data on data.europa.eu

Data.europa.eu and Citizen-generated Data: Opportunities and challenges associated to the inclusion of citizen-generated data in data.europa.eu

Estimated reading time:
1.5h
Language:
English
The main objective of this report is to provide insights into citizen-generated data (CGD) that may be part of open data portals, allowing public administrations to better understand whether and how CGD may be made available as part of their open data offering. The report provides a categorisation of different types and dimensions of CGD that may be offered in open data portals, together with a discussion on the opportunities and challenges that their inclusion in data.europa.eu may bring in.