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CeDEM 2014

As part of our dissemination activities, I was fortunate to attend CeDEM 2014 conference organized by Danube University Krems.

During two and half day program (between May 21st and 23rd 2014) I’ve learned a lot about wider topics surrounding Open Data: e-democracy, e-voting, transparency, open innovation, open science, civic participation, etc.

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Project COMSODE has launched a new service today!


Research project COMSODE could help you to start  with Open publishing or help you to transform the data formats you are using now to the better Open formats. 

Are you aware of any Data suitable for Open publishing? Do you lack tools for that or not sure about how to publish properly? 

Then let´s get involved and explore a new webpage dedicated to assist with Open publishing!   Read More

Post International Open Data Day

Post International Open Data Day, on February 22nd at the University of Milan-Bicocca    


Around forty participants attended the event, with a wide range of ages and skills. The participants were students and businessman working with Open Data.

The talks given in the event had the main focus on Open Data Initiative but with different points of view. In the following it is possible to find the list of talks with a short description:

  • Carlo Batini presented how the web has changed the way we learn and understand the information and the effects that Open Data are now having in the society.
  • Daniele Crespi presented Data of the Regione Lombardia, introduced the last innovations of the new version of the portal and showed the most downloaded and used data on their website.
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International Open Data Day

International Open Data Day, on February 22nd at the University of Milan-Bicocca

Saturday 22nd, is the worldwide day to disseminate and promote the release of open data from public administration. In many cities, there will be organization of events not only for the open data projects already running, but also for using such data in a hackathon, that is a real programming marathon.

Even Milan will contribute to this day with an event organized by the University of Milan-Bicocca, which carries out researches for a long time on these topics.

It will be a full day of activities, starting at 9.30 at building U9 (Viale dell’Innovazione, 10) where public administrations, journalist, agencies and hackers will contribute with their ideas.

The domains of data range from environmental data on the state of the air in Lombardy to the use of data to make business. Some insights will be given on how to make data easily accessible and downloadable (e.g. through the “scraping”). One of the authors of the investigation of the seismic risk of the Italian school buildings, Denis Rizzoli of Wired, will give a talk about his experience in data journalism. It will also be a discussion about the license which governs the use of public data.

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Results of inspections published as Open Data in Czech Republic!


Many governmental institutions in EU countries examine and monitor businesses which supply or sell goods, provide services, operate marketplaces, etc. For example, there are similar institutions in Czech Republic such as Czech Trade Inspection Authority (CTIA), Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA), State Veterinary Administration (SVA), Czech Telecommunication Office (CTO), State Institute for Drug Control (SIDC), etc. All these institutions inspect different parts of the market. However, they all have one thing in Read More