I would ask that in future EU funded packages, there is an end to the endless demands for websites to be built where the first activity is to “make a profile”. Over the last six months I have made around six profiles on six different EU funded project sites. In six months they will all be outdated and in two years the entire project web site will likely be mothballed anyway if not completely reassigned to the bitbucket.
So please; when a project bid talks about creating a platform or collecting profiles just stop them right there. Tell them to work within existing networks rather than hacking one together from event signups. Put the resources into improving those networks as a shared resource and stop displacing networks which have taken years to build.
The EU should not be contributing to information redundancy. It should not be undermining existing networks of common or regional interests.
I hope I can finish out this year without filling in yet another profile that will inevitably gain digital cobwebs. Goodness knows my identity data is already spread across a hundred Web sites and apps – there’s just no need for one more username, with one more shoddy password and one more set of questionable web design and security theatre policies and implementation.