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Official launch of the publication data, people, cities - EUROCITIES citizen data principles in action

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Cities are taking actions for a socially responsible use of citizen data to make sure that it serves to improve decision making and the efficiency of public services. Data generated knowledge is crucial for better design, for instance, sustainable local transport networks or monitor and reduce traffic flow. EUROCITIES adopted 10 principles for a better access, use and management of citizen data. The session will host the launch of the EUROCITIES publication featuring the best cross-cutting initiatives and projects on how European cities are implementing those principles. City experts will present their local cases while focussing on common existing obstacles for the principles broader take up. An open discussion with European Commission representative and participants will lead to possible policy recommendations and implementing measures. 





15.45 – 15.50


Welcome words by Michael Donaldson, chief technology officer, city of Barcelona and vice-chair of the EUROCITIES knowledge society forum.


15.50 – 16.00


Introduction and presentation of the publication “Data, people, cities – EUROCITIES citizen data principles in action” by Daniel Sarasa Funes, smart city programme manager, city of Zaragoza and chair EUROCITIES data WG


16.00 – 16.20


Presentation by city representatives of three local best practices (7 minutes each) selected from the publication:

-       “TADA Manifesto”, Aik van Eemeren programme manager Future Gov, chief digital office, city of Amsterdam;

-       “Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge” Maria Jesus Calvo, head of statistics and data dissemination, municipality data office, city of Barcelona and Julio Pérez, director of CESIRE;  

-       “Data Hub”, Gianluca Vannuccini, manager technical infrastructure development, city of Florence


16.20 – 16.55


Moderated discussion with city experts and representatives of the European Commission, DG CNECT, on persisting obstacles to the broader take up and implementation of the data principles


16.55 - 17.00




EUROCITIES staff contact

Federica Bordelot