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Democracy and Digital: The Need for a New Social Contract

The transformative impact of digital technologies on our daily life implies the need for a new social charter between the state and its citizens. Today’s world: in the midst of a digital revolution Since the invention of the printing press, the relationship between governments, administrations, and citizens has been paper-based, characterised by static, standardised interfaces. … Read more

Next Generation Internet Study

In 2017 EC DG CNECT commissioned the study for the Next Generation Internet to NLnet foundation and Gartner Europe. The internet has long been recognised as a focal point of Europe’s future, bringing enormous opportunities. However, our collective need to invest and improve the internet as a critical infrastructure of our economies and societies has escalated to a … Read more

Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest

About The Prize The Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest annually awards a $10,000 cash grant to one individual who has created or led an effort to create an open source software product of significant value to the nonprofit sector and movements for social change. The Pizzigati Prize honors the brief life … Read more

Reclaim your data with open source instances

Announcing Cloud68 – reclaim your data with open source instances. Online Collaboration tools are proven to have a great added value on increasing team productivity, optimizing business processes and of course efficiency. This is hardly a matter of discussion any longer and businesses and professionals have been using many of these tools to help them … Read more

Getting ready for Open Data Day 2020 on Saturday 7th March

Next year marks the 10th anniversary of Open Data Day! Open Data Day is the annual event where we gather to reach out to new people and build new solutions to issues in our communities using open data. The next edition will take place on Saturday 7th March 2020. Over the last decade, this event … Read more

A road map for a fair data economy offers a new foundation for Europe’s sustainable growth

The Lisbon Council and Sitra have published a new policy brief, A Roadmap for a Fair Data Economy. The policy brief outlines a vision for how Europe can put individuals in control of their own data and how the continent can become home to exciting new business models in finance, health, mobility, energy and other … Read more

Presentation of PM2 Project Management Methodology at the 14th Project Management Best Practices conference

This year, at the 14th Project Management Best Practices conference, we go deep into the new PM2 Project Management Methodology – the free, simple to use and most promising methodology developed and supported by the European Commission. Europe’s new Project Management PM2 Methodology is here to stay! Why? – it is a free and open … Read more

PM² Alliance joins forces with OpenProject

The PM² Alliance has joined forces with OpenProject.org, a partnership which will bring free and open source project management closer to project teams. Keeping with our promise of taking the PM² “where no PM² has gone before”, today we are a step closer to our mission of enabling better project management in Europe and beyond. … Read more

MyData Greece 2019 – Community Meeting: 13-14 November 2019

As the importance of personal data in society continues to expand, it becomes increasingly urgent to ensure that people are able to know and control their personal data, but also to acquire personal knowledge and claim the benefits. The MyData Greece 2019 community meeting aims to foster and accelerate such change towards a human-centric approach … Read more

13 GFOSS projects in Google Summer of Code 2019 have been successfully completed

Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2019 ended, with 1,134 students from 61 countries successfully completed the 2019 program. GFOSS participated as a mentor organisation in GSOC 2019 with 13 successfully completed projects. Congratulations to all of our students and mentors who made this summer’s program so memorable! Throughout the last 12 weeks, the GSoC students … Read more