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European cities reuse Madrid’s open source citizen participation solution

Consul, the citizen participation platform shared as open source by the city of Madrid (Spain), is being implemented in 18 countries across the world. In Spain, Consul is used by over 40 villages, towns and cities. In Europe, Consul is also used by Paris and Aude (France), Turin (Italy), and Tirana (Albania), while Madrid has … Read more

Tell your MEPS to #SaveYourInternet before 12 September and to say NO to the Censorship Machines.

This vote is currently scheduled for Wednesday 12 September at 12h00 CEST (provisional date), and the deadline for Amendments is set to Wednesday 5 September at 13h00 CEST. You can call Members of the European Parliament in their Strasbourg office until Wednesday 12 September 10 am CET (the vote is scheduled on that day at … Read more

The Greek Scientix Conference successfully completed

The Greek Scientix Conference for STEM training was successfully completed, the conference was organized by the Open Technologies Alliance(GFOSS), the National Association of Managers of the Natural Science Laboratories (panekfe) and the European SchoolNet on 3-4 September 2018 at the National Technical University of Athens, in the Zografou campus. In the conference 857 participants registered … Read more

Code + Create: Bringing refugee and Greek youth to learn & work together

The scope of this project is to teach young people digital skills with the use of open technologies. We have set up two open labs and  have created open educational material (available at elearn.ellak.gr) to provide free courses to mixed classes of refugees and Greek youth. Code+Create has been designed and implemented in partnership between … Read more

A bold open-access push in Germany could change the future of academic publishing

By Gretchen Vogel, Kai Kupferschmidt   In a third-floor conference room here overlooking the famous Potsdamer Platz, once bisected by the Berlin Wall, the future of academic publishing is being negotiated. The backdrop is fitting, because if the librarians and academic leaders at the table get their way, another major divide will soon fall: the … Read more

#Coding #workshops: building #robots, self-esteem and new #friendships

Teacher George Kalewis slams his hands on the table, and a little orange robot car nudges forward. We are in Athens, and a group of young people has just coded the robot’s sensors to react to sounds. “Good work! Next, we’re going to code the robot car to detect a black line and to follow … Read more

Library Of Congress Offers 25 Million Free Records of Bibliographic Metadata

The Library of Congress announced today that it is making 25 million records in its online catalog available for free bulk download at loc.gov/cds/products/marcDist.php. This is the largest release of digital records in the Library’s history. The records also will be easily accessible at data.gov, the open-government website hosted by the General Services Administration (GSA). … Read more

#OERcamp17 – Open Educational Resources

The OERcamp 2017 has taken place in Germany in four cities: Munich, Cologne, Hamburg and Berlin. Kurt Junghanns (InfAI) participated in Cologne (13th and 14th May) and Roy Meissner (InfAI) participated in Hamburg (23th and 24th June). Both presented SlideWiki as as project and software in form of a workshop.     Making und OER … Read more

10,000 EUR to co-fund up to three #creative #projects for secondary #education

Does your creative project need funding? Can you harness the power of the crowd to deliver educational outcomes from the re-use of Europe’s rich cultural heritage content? In collaboration with the crowdfunding platform Goteo, today we launch a match funding call offering 10,000 EUR to co-fund up to three creative projects for secondary education. The … Read more