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Sharing D3 with the Open Data Charter Community

In January 2020 EUROGEO, as coordinator of the D3 (Developing Digital Data literacy) project applied for membership of the Open Data Charter Community. Find out more about this. EUROGEO duly became a member of the Community in April 2020 and has since regularly participated in meetings of open data experts and government officials. charter-zoom-meeting-image

In April 2022 members of the open data charter working groups shared projects they were involved in. Karl Donert, project coordinator of D3 and Vice President of EUROGEO, presented the work undertaken by the D3 project to more than 100 members of the Open Data Charter Community from around the world. The session held was online and bilingual English-Spanish.

The International Open Data Charter is a set of principles and best practices for the release of governmental open data. The charter was formally adopted by seventeen governments of countries, states and cities at the Open Government Partnership Global Summit in Mexico in October 2015. The initial signatories included the governments of Chile, Guatemala, France, Italy, Mexico, Philippines, South Korea, the United Kingdom and Uruguay, as well as the cities of Buenos Aires, Minatitlán, Puebla, Veracruz, Montevideo, Reynosa, and the Mexican states of Morelos and Xalapa.

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Open by Default;
Timely and Comprehensive;
Accessible and Usable;
Comparable and Interoperable;
For Improved Governance & Citizen Engagement;
For Inclusive Development and Innovation.

Members are engaging in promoting open data access and the core principles of the Charter.

The Charter has so far been signed by 83 Governments and 72 other organisations. The mission of the Charter is to make data open and freely available, while protecting the rights of people and communities. Included in the Charter. Find out more

In 2018 the European Union has launched an Open Data Charter Measurement Guide. This gives an overview on existing measurement tools for each Open Data Charter principle so that countries and regions can be  compared in terms of their maturity and availability of open data.  The purpose is to to compare the different indicators that are used in the five largest Open Data measurement initiatives.

Read about Open Data Maturity in Europe

Discussing data education with the International Open Data Charter

The coordinators of the D3 (Developing Data Literacy) Project, EUROGEO, became a signatory of the International Open Data Charter (ODC) in 2020.  The aim was to seek to promote the use of data in education and training and improve people’s understanding of the importance of open data to society.ODC logo

The International Open Data Charter has as a vision the aim to: establish a world in which governments collect, share, and use well-governed data, to respond effectively and accountably to our most pressing social, economic, and environmental challenges. Education is deemed to be an important aspect of its remit however to this date there have not been any initiatives from the ODC group to encourage education decision makers to encourage its use in teaching and learning, at school or in higher education.

Work done by the D3 project has also identified the lack of research in the field and examined the approaches and data tools available in the partner countries.

Karl Donert, the project coordinator, presented the work of the D3 and results of the previous YouthMetre project . View the presentation below.

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D3 presented at EUROGEO 2021

The D3 Project was disseminated at the EUROGEO 2021 Conference on April 23rd 2021.  Due to the Covid pandemic the conference was held online, hosted by UNEC, Madrid, the Spanish Open University.

The conference theme Sustainable Development Goals for all, where the SDGs seek to promote a multidimensional model of development capable of guaranteeing sustainability. This involves a complex process of political and economic discussion and environmental concern with different views, which must be addressed from all areas of society.

D3 was included as part of the presentation “Geo_projects and Innovation in Education”. You can follow the presentation here below.