Experts in reuse of public sector information meet in Madrid

On 9th June 2010, PSI Meeting 2010 "Realising the value of Public Sector Information" will be held in Madrid. This is an international meeting aimed to evaluate the economic and social benefits of the policies for the reuse of public sector information.

PSI Meeting 2010 "Realising the value of Public Sector Information", organized by ePSI Platform (European Public Sector Information Platform) and Proyecto Aporta will join several high profile speakers representing very high-level institutions in the field of Open Data, skateholders, experts, people from consulting companies, experts in public communications...

There will be four round tables on the following issues:

  • Overview of Europe's Information Society Strategies: Best practices in policies to release the economic potential of PSI re-use
  • Turning PSI re-use in new business models and innovative services
  • Measuring the economic potential of PSI re-use.
  • Social Value of PSI

PSI Meeting 2010, which will be a one day forum to stimulate dialogue, discussion and debate starting at the European policy level moving on to innovative business models and then measuring the economic value of PSI re-use and examining the social value of PSI for citizens, will be held in the Auditorium of the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade, Spain, (c/ Capitán Haya, 41, Madrid).

The event will be streamed online from the Website of the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade. There is also a hashtag in Twitter to follow the event and to interact with the speakers: #PSI_VALUE

Public Sector Information (PSI) is the single largest source of information in Europe, including data such as maps and satellite images, legislation and case-law, statistics and company, population and patent registers.

The value of the EU PSI market is estimated at 27 billion euro, which is four times the EU market for mobile roaming services. This shows the central role of public sector content in the digital age as a driver of economic activity. A further increase in the use of this resource will therefore directly contribute to the EU’s goals of increasing competitiveness and creating more jobs.