What is the ROUTE-TO-PA Working Group?

The “Open Data for Transparency” ROUTE-TO-PA Working Group (in brief ROUTE-TO-PA WG) is a group of individuals (under the umbrella of the ROUTE-TO-PA project) that are interested – from a scientific and practical point of view – on the topics that were addressed by the ROUTE-TO-PA project throughout its whole duration. It is formed in an informal way, after the ROUTE-TO-PA project’s closure and consists initially of persons that have been actively involved in all the phases of ROUTE-TO-PA contributing to the project’s know-how.


The main aim of the working group is to capture the momentum that has been generated and exploit the project results on a voluntary basis while at the same time promote open data in European Public Administrations. ROUTE-TO-PA WG intends to:

  1. Disseminate the project’s results and findings (SPOD, TET, SIM).
  2. Capitalise the outcomes of the project and seek ways of exploiting its legacies.
  3. Provide visibility to the persons involved in the project, as well as some kind of credibility in terms of their expertise on the topics addressed by the project.
  4. Sustain the regular contact and communication among its members towards future and further R&I activities relevant to open data.