On 5 March, the Cyprus Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism kindly hosted the agorateka roadshow. The agorateka delegation presented the project to an audience of national experts from both the private and public sectors. After Slovenia and Hungary, this is the 4th country visited by the agorateka roadshow. The aim of the roadshow is to meet stakeholders face-to-face in countries that have not yet joined agorateka, as is the case with Cyprus.
After a warm welcome by officials, Project Manager René Havermans gave a short introduction. Juan Luis Marín Gutierrez then took the attendees through the highlights of the project and the website’s useful features. Finally, the Latvian representative, Linda Zommere, explained how her country has joined the project as a pilot country. She also highlighted Latvia’s positive experience in using the agorateka toolkit, made available by the EUIPO for those countries that do not have a national portal for legal digital content.
This was, again, a crucial part of the programme as the attendees were given the opportunity to discuss her experience in detail, which brought up all kinds of questions that the agorateka team was happy to answer.
Cyprus is seriously considering joining agorateka in the coming months.
The team wishes to thank its Cypriot hosts for their wonderful reception.
• agorateka was launched in September 2016 and was received with enthusiasm.
• To date, 13 countries have joined the portal with at least one national operator.
• 6 more countries are taking the final steps to join agorateka shortly.