Our partner BAPCI - the Bulgarian association for promotion of citizens initiative - organized the first forum for e-democracy in Bulgaria, in Burgas, Bulgaria, on 29-30 May 2015.

Here the presentation slides :

bapci slides screenshot

Here the abstract of our presentation:

We believe that user participation is a key parameter to ensure that public services remain democratic, and by this, we mean: planned and operated for the common interest, and efficient with public resource.

Of course, citizens are already represented within public bodies by their representatives, that they elect every 5 years. Moreover, there are, in all European countries, institutional procedures of control, as State's control over local institutions, and courts of auditors, plus the surveillance made by media. But even all of these can be unsufficient to provide all the attention, and exerce enough pression over possible dysfunctions. So we think that direct user participation - we mean by the people that use a specific public service over this service - , is a supplementary tool to safeguard public interest.

Open data is a powerful way to engage citizens into user participation. Open data gives indeed citizens all the source information that allows them to control what public services are doing in detail, and to develop an expertise that can positively challenge what public institutions are doing.

Open data does not need high-tech resources to be implemented. A main change is that staff understand the need of sharing data within public offices, and then with the public. A local, low-tech approach is often a best way to start. This is more a work of communication and support.

User participation based on open data is particularly important in contexts where governments and public services are criticized for inefficiency or even corruption.

Read here the full contribution produced for this meeting.

Here a photo from the participants :


logo bapci

Upgrading Open Delays


We are continuing the development of Open Delays.

We are consolidating the system, making it reliable and resilient.

Still limited to a few countries with an open approach on open data, and still for our own studies. No data published.

See the general presentation page.


Here we are : we present another time Active Citizens Training. The budget available for "Europe for Citizens" program have been cut by half, therefore chances for civic projects are quite more reduced.

Nevertheless, we feel a real need to invest on volunteers and staff of our NGO's through Europe, so as to give them more chance for successful civic action as public transport users. The same partnership is working together for this new tentative. At the end we will succeed !

See here a complete project presentation of this project.


Here we present a review that shows when train delays are accessible or not in Europe: 


Germany Deutsche Bahn link
Only previsional data,
Delays are unpublished  as soon as the train arrives



www.oebb.at No real time data found  smiley4
Belgium SNCB


About 1 week of data


Bulgaria BDZ www.oebb.at No real time data found  smiley4
Cyprus NONE NONE No train in Cyprus NONE 
Croatia HZ www.hzpp.hr/vozniredonline Only 2 next hours running train, In html form = no reusable  smiley3
Denmark DSB  www.dsb.dk No real time data found  smiley4
Spain RENFE www.renfe.com No real time data found  smiley4
Estonia EVR www.evr.ee No real time data found smiley4 
Finland VR www.infotripla.fi/digitraffic Web service = no reusable  smiley3
France SNCF



About 1 day of data  smiley3
Greece OSE www.ose.gr No real time data found  smiley4
Hungary MAV www.elvira.hu registration needed smiley3 
Ireland Iarnród Éireann www.irishrail.ie No real time data found  smiley4
Italy Trenitalia www.viaggiatreno.it/viaggiatrenonew 
www.viaggiatreno.it/viaggiatrenonew (data)
1 day of data, work in javascript   smiley2
Latvia LDZ www.ldz.lv/lv No real time data found  smiley4
Lithuania Lietuvos geležinkeliai www.litrail.lt No real time data found  smiley4
Luxembourg CFL www.cfl.lu No real time data found  smiley4
Malta NONE NONE No train in Malta NONE 
Netherlands NS www.ns.nl/api/api Registration needed  smiley3
Poland PKP infopasazer.intercity.pl website in beta, 1 day of data  smiley3
Portugal CP www.cp.pt No real time data found  smiley4
Czech Republic CD



real time map format ; char control = no reusable  smiley3
Romania CFR www.cfrcalatori.ro No real time data found  smiley4
United Kingdom NetworkRail



registration needed / OK  smiley2
Slovakia ZSSK poloha.vlaku.sk only running trains  smiley3
Slovenia SZ www.slo-zeleznice.si only running trains with delays  smiley3
Sweden SJ www.sj.se only running trains (and further without accuracy)  smiley3

 Last update: 14/11/2014

We will participate to a webinar organized this next Wednesday 12 November on gender and mobility.

Please read the instructions here below to participate !


-------- Original Message --------

Subject: CIVITAS Integrated Planning Thematic Group: join our webinar on Gender Sensitive Mobility Planning
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2014 11:42:21 +0100
From: Simone Bosetti This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;


Dear members of the CIVITAS Integrated Planning Thematic Group,

as you may know, a few months ago we have launched a collaborative interaction about gender-sensitive mobility planning, to gather  inputs, suggestions and contributions by the CIVITAS community and beyond.

In the last period we have been elaborating on this topic within the Group and the CIVITAS Wiki support action.

The interim result is the policy note “Gender equality and mobility: mind the gap!” (http://www.civitas.eu/content/civitas-policy-note-gender-equality-and-mobility-mind-gap), which was presented at the CIVITAS Forum in Casablanca during the second plenary session about the structural role of public transport in urban mobility.

Of course that was not the end of our work, also considering that the discussion in Casablanca showed that this is still a hot topic.

In fact, I would like to invite you to join the webinar “Gender sensitive mobility planning” on next Wednesday, November 12 @ 3 PM CET (see the attached agenda).

You can join the WEBINAR by registering here:


I hope you won’t miss the opportunity to attend the webinar, particularly if the topic is of your interest or if you just want to learn more and discuss with us.

Please feel free to extend this invitation to the contacts you have that may be interested.

More in general, you are more than welcome to follow the TG activities and events, contribute and interact with your peers through the following channels:

CIVITAS Thematic Group on Integrated Planning


CIVITAS Interactive


CIVITAS Urban Mobility Group on LinkedIn


Kind regards

Simone Bosetti
ingegnere dei trasporti / transport engineer

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