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Open Data Day 2020 in Cyprus

OpenAIRE was presented in the event dedicated to the International Open Data Day 2020, held in Cyprus on the 5th of March 2020.

The event was organised in Nicosia, by the Cyprus Ministry of Finance, Public Administration and Personnel Department and the Library of the University of Cyprus which acts as the Cyprus National Open Access Desk of OpenAIRE and partner of NI4OS Europe project.

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"Opening our data is providing an unlimited perspective on research, innovation, political accountability, development, democracy and progress. The richness of data that the government produces and holds is not the property of the Government and should not be locked in Ministry drawer, instead, it belongs to the citizens."

Constantinos Petrides, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Cyprus, 2020
In a crowded room the participants were able to attend interesting presentations about the latest developments, impacts and aspects of open data, in line with new technological developments and best practices on how Open Data can play a key role on innovation and research. The distinguished speakers were selected by the organisers to achieve representation of the public, private and research and academic sectors.

The event was addressed by the Minister of Finance, Mr Constantinos Petrides who noted that "Opening our data is providing an unlimited perspective on research, innovation, political accountability, development, democracy and progress. The richness of data that the government produces and holds is not the property of the Government and should not be locked in Ministry drawer, instead, it belongs to the citizens."

The Rector of the University of Cyprus Prof Tasos Christofides, referred to the development and progress of Science in terms of Open Science and that the University of Cyprus is and will continue to act as a local facilitator as the OpenAIRE National Open Access Desk in Cyprus.

The Director of the Public Administration and Personnel Department, Mrs Lenia Orfanidou, pointed that Data opening is one of the main pillars for the provision of innovative services to the public.

Keynote speaker of the event was the Deputy Minister of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy, Mr Kyriakos Kokkinos, who clearly stated that the chapter of Open Data will be of major importance to the achievement of the tasks of his Deputy ministry. 

For presentations and more pictures please visit OpenScienceCy


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