About the project

What ?

Public Makers aims to tackle a number of elements to build up the basis of DSI through the open data experimenting and to improve the usage of Open Data for young people. Open data includes all data that allows individuals to use it freely, share it and built-on it. The use is unlimited and for any purpose. The information can be available through a variety of sources, including but not limited to government and public sector, corporations, universities, NGOs, startups, charities, community groups and individuals. The topics can range from Geodata and Culture to Statistics and Science.

Why ?

Open data for young people should be fun and less of a technical burden. In particular, open data discussion should be seen more as an open data culture discussion, meaning that young people should become aware that they produce data and that the latter is important to push for change and make their voice heard.

How ?

The first step of this project is to identify the challenges, opportunities, good practices, available resources, legislation, country realities in general on open data in different countries. The point of this work is to understand how and which initiatives are currently developed in Europe regarding open data. The final goal of this project is to create an online platform which will provide :

  • written learning material
  • concrete training material for trainees and potential trainers
  • exercises to be done for young people (non-formal education) in the form of tables and resources that support trainers to implement activities.

This program is a cooperation between Women in Digital Initiative Asbl (Luxembourg), Polygonal (Italy), INTER ALIA (Greece) and Centar Tehnicke Kulture Rijeka (Croatia).

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This project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union