About the project

What is HOMER?

HOMER is a strategic project carried out within the framework of the MED programme, a transnational programme of European territorial cooperation, which is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (http://www.homerproject.eu/). HOMER focuses on the theme of Open Data, world-wide policy aiming at making available and exploitable Public Sector Information (PSI) i.e. information collected or controlled by the public sector such as geographical data, traffic data, environmental data, meteorological data, etc (for more information on PSI and re-use of PSI please visit

http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/policy/psi/index_en.htm). The project’s overall goal is to contribute to unlock the full potential of the PSI in the Mediterranean space, by contributing to its international competitiveness and ensuring sustainable growth and employment for next generations.

HOMER will stimulate the accessibility and re-use of PSI across the Mediterranean in five strategic sectors Agriculture, Tourism, Environment, Energy and Culture, in coherence with the European PSI Directive 2003/98/EC (http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/policy/psi/actions_eu/policy_act...), which deals with the way public sector bodies should enhance re-use of their information resources.

In line with the EU Digital Agenda (https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/),HOMER will facilitate the wider deployment of PSI in Spain, Italy, France, Malta, Greece, Slovenia, Cyprus and Montenegro, enabling their governments to better address the legal, cultural and technological challenges linked to PSI and Open Data policy.