Digital data makes possible unparalleled opportunities to use our financial and human resources to greater effect. They also raise new ethical and governance challenges and generate a different set of regulatory actors than have previously shaped the social sector. Now is the time to for all stakeholders to come together to consider the possibilities and responsibilities and lead the way towards using digital data ethically, safely, and effectively.
Across regions and cities, and globally, we see examples of digital data use for social good that cut across every aspect of the civil society and reflect a pervasive dependence on digital data and infrastructure. However, individual organizations, projects and data experts remain isolated from each other. Some cities have robust open data or civic tech communities that are disconnected from the broader non-profit sector. Others have university experts who struggle to find implementation partners, or volunteer data networks that go unnoticed by local foundations.
The European Foundation Centre will be hosting the Brussels stop in the Do Good Data world tour with the aim to help build better horizontal connections between local actors and connect these local networks across the globe.
This will be an invitation only event due to capacity limitations but we would welcome any interested parties to contact Marilena Vrana on firstname.lastname@example.org.