Open4Citizens. Empowering citizens to the make meaningful use of open data

  • Morelli, Nicola (Project Coordinator)
  • De Götzen, Amalia (PI)
  • Mardare, Diana (Project Manager)
  • Torntoft, Louise Klitgaard (PI)
  • Concilio, Grazia (Project Manager)
  • Molinari, Francesco (Project Manager)
  • Mulder, Ingrid (Project Manager)
  • Kun, Peter (Project Manager)
  • Jaskiewicz, Tomasz (Project Manager)
  • Aguilar, Marc (Project Manager)
  • Edman, Tomas (Project Manager)
  • Falk, Petter (Project Manager)
  • Pedersen, Janice Siboniso (Project Manager)
  • Jensen, Kjartan (Project Manager)

Project Details


A project to involve citizens to design new public services based on the use of open data.

Layman's description

The project will engage citizens, interest groups, IT experts, public authorities and Start-ups in hackathons, to develop new services based on open data. The results of the hackathons will be developed in new applicaitons and services that will be tested by citizens and possibly developed to a commercial/operative application. The knowledge from the hackathons will also be used to create OpenDataLabs, that will become a reference point for citizens to develop new services and initiatives.

Key findings

Increasing citizens' awareness of the potential of open data. Defining a methodology for the cooperation of citizens, IT experts and institutions, on the use of open data.
Short titleOpen4Citizens
Effective start/end date01/01/201630/06/2018


  • Open Data
  • Service Design
  • User Participation
  • Digital Social Innovation
  • Hackathon
  • commons


  • 2 Organisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars
  • 2 Other
  • 2 Guest lecturers

Hvordan bruger du som borger åbne data? Debat med afsæt i eksempler fra hele Europa

Louise Klitgaard Torntoft (Lecturer) & Janice Siboniso Pedersen (Guest lecturer)

24 Apr 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsGuest lecturers

Technology & Tourism in the North of Denmark

Louise Klitgaard Torntoft (Organizer), Lea Schick (Organizer) & Nicola Morelli (Participant)

7 Dec 2017

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars

Hack the Outdoors. Data-driven tourism in North Denmark

Louise Klitgaard Torntoft (Other), Nicola Morelli (Other), Amalia De Götzen (Other) & Fanny Barbara Giordano (Other)

3 Nov 20174 Nov 2017

Activity: Other



Bock, A. R.

Project: Research


Bock, A. R.

Project: Research

Research Output

On Digital Citizenship and Data as a New Commons: Can We Design a New Movement?

Mulder, I., Jaskiewicz, T. & Morelli, N., Jul 2019, In : Cuaderno Centro de Estudios en Diseño y Comunicación. 73, p. 97-109

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
  • 186 Downloads (Pure)

    A system of innovation to activate practices on open data: The Open4Citizens project

    Morelli, N., Götzen, A. D. & Simeone, L., 2018, The Interplay of Data, Technology, Place and People for Smart Learning: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development. Knoche, H., Popescu, E. & Cartelli, A. (eds.). Springer, p. 99-109 (Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, Vol. 95).

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

  • 207 Downloads (Pure)

    Data Exploration for Generative Design Research

    Kun, P., Mulder, I. & Kortuem, G., 2018, Proceedings of the DRS 2018 International Conference: Catalyst. Storni, C., Leahy, K., McMahon, M., Lloyd, P. & Bohemia, E. (eds.). London, UK: Design Research Society, Vol. 4. p. 1342-1345

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearch

    Open Access
    189 Downloads (Pure)

    Press / Media

    Hack the system! How open data can aid integration into Danish society

    Louise Klitgaard Torntoft


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media


    RAW DATA from the Open4Citizens project: Selected examples and qualitative materials

    Pedersen, J. S. (Producer), Torntoft, L. K. (Producer), Kun, P. (Producer), Tosoni, I. (Producer), Falk, P. (Producer), Aguilar, M. (Producer), Jansson, S. (Producer), Moro, A. (Producer), Ammentorp, P. (Producer) & Kihlsten, I. (Producer), Zenodo, 2018