Call for local organizers of European Data Forum 2017 in UK or Malta

The European Data Forum,, is a meeting place for industry, research, policymakers and community initiatives to discuss the challenges of the emerging Data Economy (Linked Data, Big Data, Open Data, respective business models, etc.).
The European Data Forum Steering Committee solicits Expressions of Interest (EoI) to act as local host/organizer of the European Data Forum in 2017.
The European Data Forum follows the country of the EU Presidency, i.e. Copenhagen (2012), Dublin (2013, Athens (2014), Luxembourg (2015 and Eindhoven (2016) cf.
In 2017, the United Kingdom and Malta will hold the EU Presidency. Hence, we are looking for local organizers from these two countries.
The requirements and duties of a local organizer include:
  • Arrangement of an attractive and accessible venue, catering, social event/dinner
  • Outreach and engagement of local communities including politics and industry etc.
  • Management of the event budget
As the local host/organizer of the EDF 2017, you would be uniquely positioned in the European Data community with many collaboration opportunities arising from this extremely important community service.
Interested persons/institutions should submit an EoI including background information about the key people in the local organization team, organizational support, event organization experience and local
community outreach capabilities. Please submit your EoI until April 15 2016 to
We look very much forward to receiving your Expression of Interest to become the EDF 2017 local host.
Sören Auer
on behalf of the European Data Forum Steering Committee