About the project
Public makers is an Erasmus+ project for young people aged 15 to 30. As part of the project, the plan is to develop an online learning platform where participants will be introduced to the concept of open data and ways to use it for the purpose of improving the community’s use of digital technologies through four modules.
Open data includes all data that allows individuals to freely use, share and upgrade. Information may be available from a variety of sources, including but not limited to governments and the public sector, corporations, universities, non-governmental organizations, start-ups, charities, communities and individuals. Topics can range from culture to statistics and science.
Open data for young people should be fun and without technical burden. The debate on open data should be seen as a debate on the culture of open data, which means that young people should become aware that they are producing data and that it is important that their voices are heard.
The ultimate goal of this project is to create an online platform that will provide written material for learning through the course. Therefore, five young people from the partner countries will take the course, and after it they will participate in a hackathon in Italy, which will result in a social project developed with the help of open data and digital technologies.
As part of the project, we will also have an education where three employees from each partner organization will be educated on this topic in order to implement the project activities as well as possible.
Partners in the project are from Luxembourg (leading organization), Italy, Greece and Croatia, and it is financed by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union.