The University of the Aegean (UoA) is an international research-oriented university. UoA is an inspiring, innovative, socially committed institution, embodying the concept of a ‘university- network’ operating in Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Rhodes, Syros, Lemnos and Athens. The Information Systems Laboratory (ISL) of the Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering of UoA is a multi-disciplinary research unit conducting technology policy, research and prototyping, evaluation and life-cycle management over a wide range of application areas within the public and private sectors, at an international scale.

Digital Governance Research Centre (DGRC) is an institution of study, education, planning and implementing support modern approaches and methodologies for governance at local, national and international level. The Center, through the continuous concentration of international but also the Greek experience on mission-critical applications and services for citizens and businesses aims to direct as possible and complete dissemination of rules and methods of e-Government and the flexible application of the multitude of possibilities on the needs of public administration.

The ManyLaws Project (EU-wide Legal Text Mining using Big Data Processing Infrastructures) is a platform set up to deliver a set of services for citizens, businesses and administrations in the European Union, Austria and Greece. The Action’s overall objective is to enable access to legal information across the European Union and improve the efficacy of decision making in legislative procedures operated by public bodies.

The envisaged impact of the project relates to the establishment of Government 3.0 as a vivid scientific domain, encompassing Electronic Government, ICT-enabled Governance and Digital Government towards decision support for public value creation. The Universities will strengthen their capabilities as providers of high level education in this important area of e-government and become members of a big e-governance network. Citizens too will be benefited in the long term due to the developments coming from the knowledge produced by this partnership.

The COMPAIR innovation project is designed to bolster citizens’ capacity to monitor, understand, and change their environmental impact, both at a behavioural and policy level. It unlocks the power of the wider public, including people from lower-socio economic groups, to provide broad granular data around a central theme of air quality, complementing and improving the quality of official datasets and making new information useful for helping to meet environmental aims.

ODECO is a 4-year Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network initiative (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020, grant agreement 955569). The central aim of the ODECO consortium network is to train the next generation of creative and innovative early stage open data researchers, to unlock their creative and innovative potential to address current and future challenges in the creation of user driven, circular and inclusive open data ecosystem.

Project “TODO – Twinning Open Data Operational”, approved by Horizon2020 programme – Twinning, started with its activities in October 2019. This project aims to leverage the interdisciplinary scientific excellence and innovation capacity of the University of Zagreb (UNIZG) in the field of open data to boost the supply and use of open government data in Croatia and beyond. Faculty of Geodesy, University of Zagreb is coordinating this EU project, led by assoc. prof. Dražen Tutić, PhD. Project partners are also F Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Faculty of Organization and Informatics, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Delft University of Technology, and the University of the Aegean.