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LAPSI: Thematic Network on Legal Aspects of Public Sector Information

Information generated and collected by public sector entities represents a veritable minefield; it might make a much greater contribution to EU economies and societies, if current legal barriers to access and re-user were removed. The LAPSI project will deal both with established PSI areas (geographic, land register data, etc.) as well as novel areas (cultural data from archives, libraries, scientific information, etc.) and environmental figures and data sets. Legal barriers to access and re-use and strategies to overcome them shall be considered from the perspectives of information, IP, privacy and competition law; in addition it will deal with administrative, environmental law and public procurement rules. The proposal brings together partners belonging to research institutions which have made substantial contributions in the relevant fields, as well as a number of crucial stakeholders, from a large number of EU jurisdictions. The debate is to be organized around four focal points: (1)implementation and deployment issues; (2)design of the incentives for public bodies and private players, both in the for-profit and non-profit sectors, to make available and, respectively, to re-use public data; (3)special consideration of infra- and supra-national levels of access and re-use policies and practices, intended to enlist the dynamic forces of regulatory competition and to bring out the full potential of cross-border, EU-wide services; and (4)strategic vision and occasions for out-of-the box thinking for the next steps ahead in policy making. The discussion will be organized around cycles of seminars and conferences, intended to foster debate among the researches and players in the field, which will be complemented by dissemination exercises linked to it (primers) and awareness-raising events and contests. The network activity is to produce a set of policy guidelines that will help all interested stakeholders in their access and reuse policies and practices.

Contact information

DE MARTIN JUAN CARLOS
Politecnico di Torino - Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
IT
Tel. 00390115647217
Fax. 00390115647216

Participants

Coordinator: POLITECNICO DI TORINO, ITALY

Participating partners:

Organisation Country
POLITECNICO DI TORINO ITALY
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN BELGIUM
FACULTES UNIVERSITAIRES NOTRE-DAME DE LA PAIX DE NAMUR BELGIUM
Masarykova univerzita CZECH REPUBLIC
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET DENMARK
WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER GERMANY
MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V. GERMANY
Hellenic Ministry of Administrative Reform and E-governance GREECE
MAGYAR TERINFORMATIKAI TARSASAG TARSADALMI SZERVEZETET HUNGARY
UNIVERSITA COMMERCIALE 'LUIGI BOCCONI'. ITALY
CONSORZIO PER IL SISTEMA INFORMATIVO (CSI PIEMONTE) ITALY
TARTU ULIKOOL REPUBLIC OF ESTONIA
INSTITUT ZA INTELEKTUALNO LASTNINO, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INSTITUTE IIL IPI REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA
INFORMACIJSKI POOBLASCENEC INFORMATTION COMMISSIONER REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA
UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCURESTI ROMANIA
UNIVERSIDAD DE MURCIA SPAIN
FUNDACIO PER A LA UNIVERSITAT OBERTA DE CATALUNYA SPAIN
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM THE NETHERLANDS
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM UNITED KINGDOM
THE CITY UNIVERSITY UNITED KINGDOM

Last update: 18/10/2012

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