Smart Start is an innovative programme that started in the province of North-Brabant in the Netherlands in 2017 with the goal of jointly developing a preventive approach to arrive at beneficial childhood experiences that allow children to grow up safely and child-friendly.
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The Big Policy Canvas Knowledge Base is a state-of-the-art, online and dynamic repository that functions as an accumulator uniting all the knowledge produced during the project. It is structured along the three dimensions of needs, trends and assets and furthermore offers a mapping among them by defining how they are interconnected and how they influence each other.
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The Aragon Open Data initiative started in 2012 by the Aragon Government. It is a portal where open data are shown in reusable format with the main objective of being used by other people or companies to develop software and services for citizens, thus creating economic wealth through the reuse of information and the fostering of transparency.
The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is part of the European Cloud Initiative aiming a competitive data and knowledge economy in Europe. It functions as a virtual environment with open and seamless services for storage, management, analysis and re-use of research data, across borders and scientific disciplines by federating existing scientific data infrastructures.
OpenAIRE is a legal entity supporting the distributed infrastructure for open science in Europe and a European open science policy collaboration network.
OpenAIRE undertakes the following functions: (a) offers services such as a search engine for scholarly works and further support services such as the linking of research results by using text mining techniques, (b) offers guidelines and information on open science policies, (c) is a training provider on how to implement open science, (d) connects researchers to a research community.
Copernicus is the European Union's Earth Observation Programme and offers information services based on satellite Earth Observation and in situ (non-space) data. The Programme is coordinated and managed by the European Commission. It is implemented in partnership with the Member States, the European Space Agency (ESA) and further European organisations.
Galileo is the European Union's Global Satellite Navigation System (GNSS). Sometimes called the ’European GPS‘, Galileo provides accurate positioning and timing information. Galileo is a programme under civilian control and its data can be used for a broad range of applications. It is autonomous but also interoperable with existing satellite navigation systems. At the moment, the Galileo constellation consists of 24 satellites.
The Big Data Test Infrastructure (BDTI) is a building block of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). It provides a set of services to help public administrations explore and experiment with various data sources, software tools and methodologies.
EUMETSAT is the European operational satellite agency for monitoring weather, climate and the environment with the purpose of supplying reliable and accurate weather and climate-related satellite data, images and products – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – to the National Meteorological Services of the EU Member States and other users worldwide.
EUMETSAT provides data, products and support services to the Copernicus information services and user communities, with a focus on marine, atmosphere and climate.
By using social media in governmental context, a new form of interaction between citizens and government can be established. The social media data can be used to collect useful information about citizens’ needs and opinions, as well as integrate citizens directly in the decision making process. Some governmental institutions also use their own social media accounts and post content online. 
Already the political economist and sociologist Max Weber once has pointed out that decision makers need to ensure the rationality of their decisions, by trying to balance out the best relation of means and ends.