15:00 - 16:00
Open data in smart cities – Enabling citizen's participation

Short thesis

What is the particular importance of open data and what does an integral strategy of open data consist of when aiming at increased citizen's participation?


Nowadays more countries recognize the importance of open data in reinforcing participation of citizens in decision-making in matters of interest to them, in reinforcing entrepreneurship, implementing plans and services for the common good, as well as tackling urban challenges. More and more cities gradually adopt policies and strategies of open data – among which the Municipality of Thessaloniki, daring its first steps on the field.


In cooperation with Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Greece.