On 24 August, the Commission published a call for applications for the selection of members of an expert group on access to and re-use of private sector data for public interest purposes.
The objectives of the expert group are to endorse a framework for Business-to-Government (B2G) data sharing, on the basis of the guidance document published by the Commission on 25 April 2018 and to provide the Commission with recommendations on future policy and funding initiatives in the area of private sector data sharing with public bodies for public interest purposes.
The group will consist of up to 24 members, each acting in their personal capacity – independently from the organisation in which they work and in the public interest.
The composition of the group will be such that it reflects a balanced representation of experts with a high level of experience in different areas and sectors (with experience in the public and/or private sector), also ensuring to the extent possible geographical and gender balance.
The group will meet a maximum of five times, in Brussels. The first meeting is planned for November 2018 and it is expected that the group will complete its work by the end of 2019.
If you are interested in applying to this call, further information on the expert group and the application procedure is available here: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/call-applications-expert-group-business-government-data-sharing
The deadline for submitting applications is 28 September 2018.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to send an email to CNECT-B2G-DATASHARING@ec.europa.eu
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