HAKOM at the Open Youth Academy in Pula
As the Academy’s partner, HAKOM participated at the “pitching forum” where projects and ideas for use of public sector open data were presented, including proposals for the development of applications using public sector open data with a view to dealing with current social challenges and needs.
ZAGREB, 1 September 2016 – The Code for Croatia association (“HR Open”) organized the second Open Youth Academy in Pula from 28 August to 3 September with the support of the Information Commissioner. The Academy, which is primarily focused on the use of open data for sustainable local development, is intended for young people aged 15 to 30 years who share a common interest in IT and re-use of public sector information (open data).
The objective of the gathering is to educate young people on transparency and openness through open data and to enable networking and meetings with domestic and foreign experts in the field of open data in order to search for possible solutions and new perspectives for commercial use of public sector data for the benefit of local communities and citizens.
The Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (HAKOM) participated, as the Academy’s partner, in the “pitching forum” where participants presented their projects and ideas for use of public sector open data, including proposals for the development of applications using public sector open data with a view to dealing with current social challenges and needs. HAKOM’s role in stimulating the development of socially useful applications, as part of its Programme for Internet and Broadband Development in Areas of Special State Concern, Hilly and Mountainous Areas and on the islands, was presented by HAKOM’s experts Velimir Švedek and Nikša Crnčević.
More information about the Open Youth Academy is available at the link http://academy.codeforcroatia.org/
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For additional information please contact:
Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (HAKOM)
Roberta Frangeša Mihanovića 9
10110 Zagreb, Croatia
Tel. + 385 (0) 1 700 70 07
Fax + 385 (0)1 700 70 70
Media inquiries can be submitted online using HAKOM’s official website: https://www.hakom.hr/
ABOUT HAKOM: HAKOM (www.hakom.hr) - Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries – ensures preconditions for a fair market competition, stable growth and environment for innovations in the electronic communications and postal services market. HAKOM protects users’ interests and the possibility of choice among various communications and postal services at affordable prices, defines sustainable competitive conditions for operators and service providers under fair conditions for return on investment, and provides support to economic growth, public services and the quality of life in the Republic of Croatia by using modern technologies. HAKOM’ strategic goals are: to promote regulation of the electronic communications and postal services market, to support growth of investments and innovations in the electronic communications and postal services market, to provide efficient use of limited resources, to accelerate the growth of broadband products and services, to provide affordable offers of communications and postal services, to provide protection and informing of users, to build an efficient and comprehensive information system, to define and implement efficient processes, and to acquire multi-disciplinary competencies in market regulation.