Haris Biskos – Kosice 2.0 project aims at introducing a new culture when designing policies or solutions that improve the public wellbeing in the city enabling the use of urban data to better understand and face pressing challenges. Where is exactly the position of Open Data Kosice portal within this new ecosystem that you develop?
Michal Hladky – Kosice 2.0 project develops a whole new mechanism to help our municipality increase its decision-making capacity but also to support our society towards innovation enabling the use of scientific research and data analysis when taking decisions or designing solutions that improve the wellbeing of citizens. This new mechanism is led by the Citizens Experience and Wellbeing Institute (CXI) which is the core element of Kosice 2.0 project. CXI is responsible to perform research, collect and process data and analyze them to help frame emerging challenges and issues that the city is facing. Its mission is to provide the municipality and the city at large with a better and more accurate understating of the urban environment and its challenges while it also may provide specific recommendations regarding areas of interest associated with the citizens’ wellbeing such as housing, economy, healthcare, security, public services etc. CXI consists today of 3 departments and 10 people as staff: (1) a research and analysis department which is responsible to perform urban research and collect, process, codify and visualize data (2) a public space department which focuses on issues that concern the improvement of urban public space (3) a public services department that focuses on the services provided by the City and how to enhance them.
The new open data portal, Open Data Kosice, is a pivotal element of this ecosystem as it openly enables a reservoir of urban data and an analysis of those data to a broad range of stakeholders such as municipality, research institutions, start-ups, tech-enthusiasts etc. to help them design better services and solutions that improve the wellbeing of citizens.
Kosice 2.0 project develops a whole new mechanism to help our municipality increase its the decision-making capacity but also to support our society towards innovation enabling the use of scientific research and data analysis when taking decisions or designing solutions that improve the wellbeing of citizens.