EUSODA - The Social Database


  1. The evolution of EUSODA
  2. The EUSODA system
  3. Web appearances
  4. Technical information


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The evolution of EUSODA

At the end of the 1990s the firm of Weberhofer developed a database together with SozialRuf Wien (Social Hotline Vienna) of the City of Vienna so as to make the data used by the organization available to a broader public via the internet. From the outset the contents were treated in a form accessible to the disabled and consistent with WAI.

In 2000 the idea was born of offering the data in multilingual fashion. In order to reach this objective, it seemed sensible to develop the database as an EU project. The project proposal ‘EUSODA – the European Social Database’ was elaborated and submitted to the EU Commission in Luxembourg within the scope of the eContent programme.

Of the about 200 projects submitted, 8 were selected, including EUSODA, which was funded with a total volume of over € 1,000,000. The partners of the firm of Weberhofer in the project included the cities of Vienna, Lisbon and Bologna, the Spanish region of Huelva and the German Foundation Demokratische Jugend.

In the course of this 25-month project Weberhofer GmbH developed the prototypes of a software programme specialized in administrating a multilingual, regionally structured ‘semantic network’.

Between 2005 and 2007 the prototypes were developed into a fully functional software programme.