The following post is from Jonathan Gray, Community Coordinator at the Open Knowledge Foundation.

The European Commission has very kindly offered to provide an EU travel bursary for Open Government Data Camp 2011. It will cover travel and accommodation for up to 30 participants from across Europe. You can find full details here:

  • Here’s an excerpt:

Who should apply?

The bursary is open to all citizens and residents of EU27 member states. We are particularly interested in supporting the participation of:

  • Developers, NGOs, journalists and SMEs interested in working with open data to provide value to society through new projects or digital services
  • Students or researchers studying legal or policy aspects of Public Sector Information (PSI) or open data
  • Civil servants interested in helping to start or run open data initiatives – particularly in countries that currently do not currently have them

The successful applicants will be nominated by an panel of leading open data experts from across Europe.

How to apply?

If you would like to apply, please fill out the application form by 2200 CEST on 7th September 2011. We will inform you of the decision of the panel by the 14th September 2011.

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Dr. Jonathan Gray is Lecturer in Critical Infrastructure Studies at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, where he is currently writing a book on data worlds. He is also Cofounder of the Public Data Lab; and Research Associate at the Digital Methods Initiative (University of Amsterdam) and the médialab (Sciences Po, Paris). More about his work can be found at and he tweets at @jwyg.