The INTERSTAT consortium was proud to participate in an important session organised in the frame of the “INTERREG Mediterranean + RESILIENT” event. As explained in the foreword to the webinar session (which had more than 50 participants) “One of the +Resilient supporting legs is the open data technology, which is widely unknown by non-technical organizations and organisms. To try to mind this gap, this webinar aims to spread the knowledge of this technology and to show some uses among the partners of the + Resilient Project and the pilot action stakeholders. This topic is deemed to be useful both for public and private bodies interested in deepening their knowledge of Open Data and its potential usages”.
With excellent speakers such as: Francisco Lacueva, Rafael del Hoyo (ITAINNOVA), and our Roberto Di Bernardo (Engineering – s.p.a) who presented INTERSTAT, the session was focused on how data can be used by public stakeholders. The central theme was about what are the initiatives that support open data and what is the current state of use. The session then deepened by mentioning whether concrete cases of national and European projects that make use of Open Data are based on them. In short, an event that was not to be missed by stakeholders and open data ‘fanatics’.
In the Questions and Answers session Roberto was asked what kind of datasets will be used in the pilots and if INTERSTAT can take into consideration on datasets provided by the National Statistical Institutes involved in the project (ISTAT in Italy and INSEE in France). The answer is simple, says Roberto: “some datasets have already been identified and yes we will use datasets provided by the central statistical institutes, and we have already started to collaborate with EUROSTAT”