The Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and the Valencia City Council, through the Delegation of Transparency and Open Government, have signed a collaboration agreement for the creation of the Chair of Governance of the city of Valencia.
According to the Rector of the UPV, Francisco Mora, “the signing of this agreement is the result of a close collaboration between both institutions and responds to the need to make public information accessible to citizens.”
For her part, the councilor for the Transparency and Open Government Area, Elisa Valía, has declared that it is an agreement that “reinforces the performance of training activities, generation of knowledge, dissemination and technological research in order to develop and promote governance and open government in the city of Valencia, especially in open data and dissemination of public information ”.
Open government and transparency
From the Governance Chair of the city of Valencia – attached to the Higher Technical School of Geodetic, Cartographic and Topographic Engineering, with the collaboration of the Higher Technical School of Agronomic and Natural Environment Engineering – knowledge and technology transfer programs in the area of Information and Communication Technologies will be promoted to guarantee a participative and transparent government.
“We want to turn the city of Valencia into an exemplary city in the SDG (Sustainable Development Goals). Specifically, we are going to work with objectives 5 (Equality and gender), 11 (Sustainable cities and communities) and 13 (Action for climate), seeking the necessary methodologies. In fact, València has been included as a pilot city in the European project URBAN 2030 and we want it to be a reference for other cities ”, pointed out the director of the Valencia City Governance Chair, Eloína Coll, researcher of the ITACA Institute.
Coll also explained that “on the one hand, governance will start from geographic information systems, obtaining information for political decision-making on issues related to the SDGs and, on the other, there will be a free access platform, so that the citizen himself is aware of the status of the SDGs in his city ”.
With an economic endowment of 70,000 euros and a one-year duration, renewable annually for up to four years, within the framework of the Chair of Governance of the city of Valencia, conferences, seminars and workshops will be scheduled. Scholarships and awards will also be announced. In addition, technical dissemination sessions will be held and joint research lines will be developed, especially in the field of open data or the promotion of technological and innovative solutions focused on citizens in terms of transparency, participation and access to public information.
UPV Business Chairs
After the signing of the Governance Chair of the city of Valencia, there are now 66 Business Chairs and Enterprise Classrooms of the UPV. This program makes it possible to enhance the University’s relations with the socio-economic environment and increase, with the collaboration of companies and administrations, the offer of activities, the generation and dissemination of knowledge, as well as contributing to the training of future professionals .
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Source: UPV’s Information Office
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