On Thursday, February 7th from 6pm to 9pm, at the Athens Conservatoire, the GROW Observatory is organising a public event on “Citizens and Open Data for Sustainable Development”.

This forum will address a number of important topics: What is Citizen Science? What are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals that the United Nations have set out to achieve by 2030? How do they affect the development agenda in Greece? How can smartphones, low-cost sensors, open data visualization platforms and satellite systems provide more specific measurements and better predictions for critical situations such as extreme weather events like flooding and droughts? And how can we activate citizen communities in order to design and implement smarter policies?

Distinguished speakers from Greece and Britain, including the Edinburgh Futures Institute, the University of Dundee, the Hellenic Platform for Development and Organization Earth present new strategies, tools and programs during an evening of information, discussion and networking, focusing on active citizenship, open data and sustainable development.

The presentations and open discussion will be held in Greek and English, with simultaneous interpretation from 6pm to 8pm, followed by a reception and networking opportunities between participants and with international guests. Due to limited availability of seats, early registration is strongly recommended to attend the event. Admission is free and you can book your seat here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/55510557572.