Data needs assessment- Summary report

Within the framework of the TP LAB project a data and information service platform will be established for the area of the, Bratislava, Trnava and Győr-Moson-Sopron Regions (especially focused on the area of Žitný a Malý žitný island) in cooperation with the Institute of Spatial Planning (IPP), the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (STU), West-Pannon Nonprofit Ltd. and the Lechner Knowledge Centre in Hungary with the support of the Slovakia-Hungary Interreg V-A Programme. The objective is the coordination of spatial planning and harmonization of decision-making between regions closely related to each other but being divided by the border, and to improve communication and the availability of information online. In the first phase of the implementation of the project being completed in the framework of the Slovak-Hungarian Cross-Border Cooperation Programme, the project partners have realised a questionnaire survey (April 2021) aimed at potential stakeholders and users of TP LAB services. On the Slovak side 19 and on the Hungarian side 45 organisations responded to the questions related to the web service (spatial data, tools), and training, as well as usage needs. This paper contains the results and evaluation of the survey. The partnership of the project, as well as the wide local involvement, and the existence of close and living relationships with local and regional institutions and authorities served as a basic starting point, resp. in this context during the sending of the questionnaire and the assessment of the potential stakeholder group.