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Friday, 10 January 2014

Web-COSI kick off meeting

On 9 January 2014 the kick off meeting of the project Web COmmunities for Statistics for Social Innovation was held in Rome, at Istat premises.


The event officially launched the activities of the two-year co-ordination action Web-COSI project (1/2014-12/2015), funded by the European Commission - DG CONNECT within the 7th Framework Programme, coordinated by Istat with the partnership of Wikiprogress (OECD), Lunaria and i-genius. 


During the meeting a lot of emphasis was given by the different speakers to Web-COSI general aim to foster the engagement of citizens and society at large in the area of new measures of societal progress and well-being using the opportunities given by Web 2.0 technology. The project’s specific objective to implement tools for collecting, producing and visualizing information and data towards a better integration of official and non-official statistics was fully debated. Among its activities, it was outlined that Web-COSI will develop a Wiki of progress statistics involving communities to access data, fostering the use of locally generated grassroots data (bottom-up).


Know more about reading the presentations given by the speakers.