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An Infrastructure for Open, Linked Governmental Data Provision towards Research Communities and Citizens

An Infrastructure for Open, Linked Governmental Data Provision towards Research Communities and Citizens

Objective

Information and Communication Technologies have an unprecedented potential to improve the responsiveness of governments to the needs of citizens and have long been recognized as a key strategic tool to enable reforms in the public sector. During the last years, this potential of ICT has started to be dealt with in a multi-disciplinary way, giving birth to new research communities dealing with governance and policy modelling, modelling and simulation of complex systems, public administration information systems, open governance and social media. However, this potential is to this day non-systematically exploited, as there are significant barriers that hinder the effective exploration, management and distribution of the vast amounts of available public sector data towards the research communities.The main goal of ENGAGE project is the deployment and use of an advanced service infrastructure, incorporating distributed and diverse public sector information resources as well as data curation, semantic annotation and visualisation tools, capable of supporting scientific collaboration and governance-related research from multi-disciplinary scientific communities, while also empowering the deployment of open governmental data towards citizens. The ENGAGE consortium comprises of 9 partners from Belgium, Germany, Greece, Israel, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, with an excellent track record both in the eInfrastructures and the Governance domain (NTUA, FOKUS, STFC, Uni. Aegean, TU DELFT) including world-leaders in cloud infrastructures (IBM, Microsoft and INTRASOFT International) and a large network of scientific data diffusion (EUROCris).Following on Open Data initiatives throughout Europe, ENGAGE has established links with numerous National and International public sector organisations, research communities, open data experts and standardisation fora. The proposal is supported by the Greek NREN and NGI node GRNET, providing the infrastructure for service provision.

Coordinator

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Address

Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 366 714

Administrative Contact

Georgia Mertzelou (Ms.)

Participants (8)

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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 273 966

ELLINIKO KENTRO KENOTOMIAS MICROSOFT AE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 204 697

PANEPISTIMIO AIGAIOU

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 244 888

IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 272 189

INTRASOFT INTERNATIONAL SA

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 288 077

VERENIGING EUROCRIS

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 139 869

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 218 685

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 240 915

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 283700

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2011

  • End date

    31 May 2014

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 569 336

  • EU contribution

    € 2 250 000

Coordinated by:

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece