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Plan4all is a non-profit association sustaining and further enhancing results of multiple research and innovation projects. Plan4all conducts research and experimental development and transfers results of such activities into practice.

Plan4all aggregates large open datasets related to planning activities in different specialisms including spatial/urban planning, rural development, transport, environment, tourism and precision/autonomous farming. Plan4all makes sure that open data are easily accessible for reuse, data are maintained and their quality is improved.

Plan4all is an umbrella organisation of 60 partners from 22 countries including public bodies, universities, research organisations and business partners. Plan4all is a proud member of the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)Big Data Value Association (BDVA) and Research Data Alliance (RDA). Plan4all association became one of the 133 Participating Organizations of the Group on Earth Observation (GEO).

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LOLA (Linked Organisation of Local Authority ICT Societies “LOLA”)  is a non-profit organisation of ICT professional associations. These associations comprise professionals who work in local authority and other local public service delivery organisations, and their suppliers, in different countries worldwide.

LOLA will work collectively and collaboratively to achieve benefits to these organisations, their members and the citizens they serve.

Our core values are based on our desire to provide a high standard of local authority services to our citizens through the effective deployment of Information and Communications Technologies. We intend to achieve this through joint projects, sharing of good practice, products and services, joint influencing of national governments, and engaging the ICT supply industry.

We aim to make a significant contribution to the development of European and/or international ICT standards, codes of good practice, cross national projects coordination and potentially drawing on National and European funding to achieve these objectives. Similar opportunities outside Europe will also be exploited.