On November 23rd, OpenSeneca’s CEO Pablo Sarrias shared insight and experience about Civiciti, OpenData and journalism with 60 journalists from all over Europe at the Winter University event organized by the EPP at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels. Sarrias shared the table with former EU CoR President Luc van den Brande, and with german data journalist Gianna Gruen.
“Data by itself is completely useless. Information drawn from data is useful to give relevance to citizens”. Pablo Sarrias. CEO OpenSeneca.
The discussion about what is OpenData, what journalists can do with it, the difference between data, information, freedom of information and transparency lasted well over the originally allocated time due to the high interest and the number of questions raised by the attending journalists.