Learn about the key highlights of the webinar ‘Stories of use cases: Open data to foster European’s economy and way of life’
On Tuesday 25 April 2023, the data.europa academy hosted the webinar ‘Stories of use cases: Open data to foster European’s economy and way of life’. This was the second session in a series of four webinars that explore how open data can support theEuropean Commission’ political priorities 2019–2024. The second webinar focused on two key priorities: Promoting our European wand an economy that works for people.
To address its main challenges, the European Union has defined six priorities for the political and policy agenda until 2024. Promoting a European way of life is about protecting citizens, standing up for justice and EU’s core values on a legal, political and economic basis. Furthermore, an economy that works for people focuses on growing the economy to grow and reducing poverty and inequality. In response to these social, economic and governmental challenges, this webinar presented open data driven initiatives that aligned with these priorities.
The webinar started with an introduction on the political priorities following presentations from two use cases. First, Wonder Wanderlust Women presented their portal that guides women between 20 and 25 years old in search of the most suitable destination in Europe to study, work and live using open data. Second, YouthPop presented how their web application, based on historical open data, connects young job seekers with opportunities based on public procurement. The webinar concluded with a panel discussion with the representatives from the use cases, who answered questions and shared insights on how open data aligns with the respective political priorities.
To learn more about the insights from this webinar, you can watch the recording and consult the slides on data.europa academy. Stay tuned for our third webinar in this series of use cases on EU political priorities highlighting A new push for European democracy.