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Strategic MED project in the field of ICT- Harmonising Open Data in the MEditerranean through better Access and Reuse of Public Sector Information (HOMER)

Published date: 29.03.2012 15:21 | Author: MIDT

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In the second competition for strategic projects in the field of ICT within the framework of the EU transnational MED Programme, the new MED project entitled "Harmonising Open Data in the MEditerranean through better Access and Reuse of Public Sector Information" – HOMER has been approved for financing.

The main aim of HOMER project is the establishment and harmonisation of initiatives in the Mediterranean region countries for the use of information and communication technologies for the purpose to provide easier, more transparent and open access to public sector information. The project envisages, inter alia, the creation of national and regional Open Data web portals, as well as the harmonisation of legislation for access to public information with the recommendations of the European Commission. Open Data or proactive disclosure of public information in machine-readable format is a new paradigm in the world of public and publicly available information which has been recognized in Digital Agenda of the European Commission for the period until 2020.

The beggining of the implementation of the three-year project is expected in June 2012, and the consortium is composed of 17 partners from Italy, Greece, France, Slovenia, Albania and Montenegro.

Members of the national team, coordinated by Assistant Professor Snežana Šćepanović, from the Faculty of Information Technology at the University "Mediterranean", are the following:

- Faculty of Information Technology, University "Mediterranean"

- Ministry for Information Society and Telecommunications

- Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism