Bringing the cultural local agenda closer to the citizens
The Consortium of the Municipalities of the Trentino region in northern Italy announced its plans to launch a digital platform dedicated to the events, activities and data of the region, updated directly by the actors who animate the cultural life of the local communities.
Open Agenda has been the protagonist of the conference promoted by the Innovation area of ??the Consortium of the Municipalities of Trentino that took place on 26 May and was attended by stakeholders of the municipal administrators and experts in the ICT sector.
This new opportunity by Open Government aims at strengthening the relationship between local government and citizens, and is among the first of its kind in Europe. The Open Agenda Platform aims to present events created by associations, libraries and museums that can be updated in real-time and that are translated into the official EU languages. With this, the region of Trentino targets to exploit the opportunities provided by Open Data, and to promote transparency and the participation of citizens and businesses in local Government, as well as to boost the region's economic growth.
A first piloting of this project was successfully undertaken with ViviAla - the Open Agenda Platform of the town of Ala.
More information on this initiative can be accessed on the website of the Consortium of Municipalities of Trentino as well as via the promotional YouTube video.