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Earlier this year the Department for Transport (DfT) publicly launched its Bus Open Data Service (BODS), a crucial enabler of the UK government’s manifesto commitment to open up data about local bus services across England from 2020. Buses Buses serve economies by helping people to access work and helping to tackle congestion. They have an important contribution to make in reducing emissions in cities through moving people from cars onto cleaner ultra-low and zero emission mass transit. Each year, over 4.3 billion bus journeys are made in England, of which around half are made in London
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The segment of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) has been severely hit by the COVID 19 pandemic. As Europe sets out for economic recovery, the survival of SMEs is essential. The FinLine app will help SMEs assess their financial viability and provide free customised advice for suitable grants and investment options. Also, it will provide a tool for building a community willing to share financial and technical advice as well as people’s skills during the post COVID 19 recovery.
The goal of the EU Twinnings application is to allow users to find their area’s twin (an area with the most similar statistics data) and explore similar regions of the EU. Simply fill in the city name and find the most similar and least similar cities. The similarity is expressed in percentages. There is also a European map provided that users can hover over to see how similar each city is to the one filled in.
Traffic England is run by Highways England’s National Traffic Information Service, which manages the strategic road network (SRN) in England. The website provides dynamic and accurate information on the current road situation and forecasts traffic conditions.
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The first report on ‘The Use Case Observatory’ is now available on the data.europa.eu. This research tracks 30 open data reuse cases from 2022 to 2025 with the goal of assessing how open data creates impact, sharing the challenges and successes of reuse, and contributing to the debate on open data impact assessment methodology. The 30 use cases for the study were selected from over 600 reuse cases collected from the EU Open Data Maturity assessments, EU Datathon and data.europa.eu use case repository. They were grouped according to the four dimensions of open data impact, used also in the Open
The Cohesion Open Data Platform by the European Commission presents aggregated information and promotes transparency on how funds are being used by the European Commission to support EU regions in their economic reforms. It provides open data on hundreds of national, regional and interregional programmes with detailed information on cohesion policy, finances (planned and implemented), EU payments made to the Member States and agreed targets. In the past (2014-2020), the platform has proven to be very valuable in promoting transparency regarding finances (budget and expenditure). This is why
On 14 September 2022, Ursula Von Der Leyen, President of the European Commission, announced in the annual State of the Union address, her intention to make 2023 the ´European Year of Skills’ to address the current skill shortage in the EU. Currently, in fact, more than three quarters of companies in the EU report difficulties in finding workers with the appropriate skill set. This is even truer when it comes to digital skills, with only 4 out of 10 adults and every third person who works in Europe lacking basic digital skills. Additionally, IT and security specialists are few and the female
To explore the uncharted areas of the world, geospatial data needs to be harvested. But how does the process of geo-harvesting work? This is one of the many questions that will be addressed in the webinar ‘Geospatial harvesting on data.europa.eu’ that will take place on 29 November at 10.00 – 11.00 CET. This webinar will introduce the geospatial data that can be found on data.europa.eu and explain the geo-harvesting process. The speakers - Jan van Zadelhoff and Antje Kügeler from con terra - will closely examine one geospatial dataset on data.europa.eu and explore the journey of its metadata