European Week of Regions and Cities
The European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC) is an annual four-day event where experts, academics and officials from regions’ and cities’ administrations across Europe can meet and exchange best practices and information on regional and urban development. The event acts as a knowledge sharing platform for communication on the development of EU cohesion policy and to raise awareness on the decision-making process for regions and cities in EU policy making.
European Data Portal at EWRC 2019
This year again, the European Data Portal (EDP) team was present throughout EWRC. The team exchanged insights with visitors at the EDP stand and promoted the use and re-use of open data across Europe. Moreover, we introduced our report on rural open data and presented the EDP in the speech “The European Data Portal (EDP) for accessing public open data across Europe”. The speech focused on:
Figure 1: Eline Lincklaen Arrïens presenting the EDP
Figure 2: Esther Huyer introducing the EDP's research findings on rural open data
Figure 3: Marit Blank sharing the first results of the European Open Data Maturity 2019 report
The EDP team also hosted an interactive workshop “Open data and rural regions and cities” where we discussed the concept of rural and introduced the current research we have conducted on rural regions and cities across Europe to participants from across Europe. We discussed recommendations to support rural open data in rural. In these discussions, participants explored:
The additional insights gathered will conclude the report “Enabling Smart Rural” that will be published in November 2019.
Figure 4: Esther Huyer moderating and documenting the workshop discussion