Helping citizens improve their communities with open data
The private sector often relies on user-provided information to keep data relevant, particularly in dynamic environments. Crowd-sourced information from users have helped mapping applications to inform drivers about traffic jams and help diners find cafés with empty tables.
Citizens also produce and collect data to help their communities and the wider environment, whether to track deforestation, marine pollution, or broken streetlights. While citizens collect and share a lot of useful data, open data portals hold very few citizen-generated datasets, both in absolute and relative terms. Is there a missed opportunity here?
Join the data.europa academy’s webinar on citizen-generated data and its role on data.europa.eu. During the webinar, we will discuss and debate
- What is citizen-generated data and who are the people that tend to provide it?
- What are the challenges and opportunities for open data portals?
- What is an appropriate framework to categorise citizen-generated data in open data portals?
This webinar builds on data.europa.eu’s recently published discussion paper ‘Data.europa.eu and Citizen-generated Data’ and will be hosted on Thursday 21 April 2022, 14:00-15:00 CET. To participate, you can register your interest to join the session.