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ECOSYSTEM

Discover the EUHubs4Data solid ecosystem that brings together all the relevant European initiatives around the data economy.

EUHubs4Data aims to actively contribute to the alignment of existing European initiatives towards the common objective of mobilizing, sharing and making available all types of data (close/open, personal/industrial, private/public, research …), in order to get value from them, foster the data driven innovation in Europe, and contribute to the creation of the Common European Data Spaces

To this end, EUhubs4Data will create a solid ecosystem, bringing together relevant European initiatives around the data economy, fostering collaboration among those initiatives towards common objectives, attracting SMEs and start-ups to use and benefit from the federated services and data sources, and raising awareness in society about the benefits of data driven innovation.

EUH4D Community Map

112 Relevant stakeholders contacted, and collaboration paths established

31 Strategic stakeholders engaged

MOTIVATION AND BENEFITS

Technological innovation poses new challenges and offers new opportunities for society. For this reason, citizens must be part of the innovation process to guide it and reap its benefits. Citizen engagement refers to the involvement of members of the public in the decision-making processes of organizations and groups. It can take many forms, such as public consultations, focus groups, and citizen advisory committees.

In this context, citizen engagement is important because it allows the public to have a say in how the data technologies are developed and implemented and helps to ensure that the they meet the needs and interests of the community. The goals of EUHubs4Data include data innovation to address specific challenges or opportunities facing European communities, and citizen engagement can help to identify and prioritize those challenges and opportunities.

IN PRACTICE

Citizen engagement is a valuable tool for ensuring that the EUHubs4Data project is responsive to the community’s needs and interests and promotes transparency and inclusivity in the development and implementation of data technologies. EUHubs4Data can provide several methods to engage citizen in the Open Call Experiments and other data-driven initiatives:

  • Public consultations: public consultations gather input on goals and identify and prioritize societal challenges and opportunities that a project should focus on. These consultations could be held in person or online and could take the form of meetings, surveys, or other interactive formats.
  • Citizen advisory committees: citizen advisory committees provide ongoing input and feedback on a project’s progress and direction. These committees could include representatives from different stakeholder groups, such as researchers, businesses, community organizations, and policymakers.
  • Community-based participatory research: community-based participatory research is a research approach that involves working closely with members of the community to identify research questions and co-create research solutions. This approach can help to ensure that a project is responsive to the needs and interests of the community and can also provide valuable opportunities for community members to learn about and contribute to the research process.
  • Open data initiatives: the use of open data, which is data that is freely available for anyone to access, use, and share is central for citizen participation. Open data initiatives can help to increase transparency and accountability and can also enable citizens to use data to identify and address local challenges and opportunities.

Workshop "EUH4D assets related to Citizen Engagement"

March 2022

Organization of Knowledge Integrity Workshop

Co-located with HCOMP23

Panel discussion on "Citizen engagement for data-driven innovation"

DataWeek 2022

Participation in Open Living Labs Days "Towards a roadmap for the integration of living lab services in EDIH's and Industrial Cluster"

Barcelona, Spain 2023

Workshop "Citizen generated data for policy, innovation and democratic participation"

Data for Policy 2022

Citizen Engagement Workshop

EBDFV 2023