Francesca De Chiara (PhD) is social researcher at the Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Center for Information and Communication Technology where she has joined the Digital Commons Lab. She’s currently TheGovlab Resident Fellow 2015 at New York University where she’s developing the Italian version of OpenData500 study. She co-founded the first Italian Node of the Open Data Institute in Trento. Since February 2013, she has been working on the the open government data catalog dati.trentino.it. She has been Visiting Research Fellow at Cornell University (US) and at the University of Warwick – Warwick Business School. She has research experience in the field of open data, open government and development studies and is mainly interested in analyzing and assessing the impact and the actual reuse of open data. She is part of the Open Knowledge Foundation Network, collaborates in some bottom-up initiatives focused on crowdsourcing and civic monitoring, like Monithon.it. She’s editor of the OKFN Italian official blog, author of academic articles and lately referee for the European Journal of Political Research. She has served as country reviewer for the first edition of the Open Data Barometer, she has translated the Open Data Certificates (now in Beta) in Italian in 2014, organized the first edition of the contest Trentino Open data Challenge, and is responsible for the open data related activities within the EU FP7-funded Finodex project, an accelerator for startups and SMEs that make use of both existing open data-sets and the platform FiWare.
Associate Professor of Public Law in the University of Salerno (Italy).
Professor in Comparative Private Law at the Universityof Salerno, where he teaches Information and Communication Comparative Law and Advertising Law.
Massimiliano Bencardino is a researcher in Economic-political Geography at the University of Salerno.
Professor of Political Science and Communication and of E-democracy and E-Government Policies at the University of Salerno.
Today the Commission published the eGovernment benchmark report, which assesses the use of information and communications technologies in public administrations, as well as the levels of cross-border interoperability and digital interaction between administrations and citizens or businesses in the EU Member States and 8 non-EU countries. This year’s study shows improvements in the level of […]
The Web Summit is the largest tech conference in the world. More than 70 000 attendees are expected to gather in Lisbon, with 1200 speakers and participants from 160 countries for 4 days of networking and business. The European Commission will have a corporate stand at the Web Summit and the Directorate-General for Communication Networks, […]
The European Commission’s Directorate‑General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (Connect) is organising a workshop exploring the synergies between cloud, extreme scale data & high performance computing infrastructure and machine-learning methodologies. The aim is to investigate options to underpin an efficient European Earth system modelling capability in the future and a coherent support to EU […]
The 2019 eGovernment Benchmark report shows remarkable improvements in the Transparency and Key enablers indicators. Even though there is still a significant gap between the leaders and laggards in eGovernment in all four Top-level benchmarks, it has been steadily narrowing in the last few years. The report also highlights how trust in government is increasingly […]
The purpose of this call for tenders is to review and update the International Digital Economy and Society Index (I-DESI), published in 2018. The contractor shall calculate the index for three to five years (covering data from 2015 to 2019, or as recent as possible when some of these years are not available) and to […]