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Welcome to the data.europa academy, your knowledge hub for open data! Discover the free learning offer and increase your digital and data skills.

Our open data courses are structured along four themes: policy, impact, technology, and data quality. These four themes cover topics ranging from the open data basics to new trends and challenges in the open data landscape. You can search for and filter courses based on your interests.

The data.europa academy curriculum is constantly updated with new learning material based on research and best practices.

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    Open data: An agent of change

    This course outlines the key characteristics of successful open data initiatives. It will provide information about the barriers that need be overcome in order to make a change using open data. Learning objectives: Understand the definition and importance of open data Understand why change management is important in open data initiatives Understand the main barriers in working with open data
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    Policy
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    Open data: An agent of change
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    Open data platforms

    This course helps you get a better understanding of open data platforms. Learning objectives: Understand the definition and the importance of open data platforms Learn about the future of open data portals
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    Technology
    Open data platforms
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    Open data formats

    This course focuses on getting a better understanding of different open data formats. Learning objectives: Understand the definition of data formats. Emphasising the difference between data structures and data formats. Recognise specific data types, such as legislative, statistical and geographic data, which require special treatment.
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    Open data formats
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    Assessing the impact of public data resources

    This course focusses on the impact that is created by open data, such as political, environmental, social, or economic impact. The training material outlines the importance of measuring open data impact, but also highlights its complexity. Learning objectives: Understand the importance of defining and measuring open data impact Get a basic understanding of how to assess the impact of public data resources re-use Learn about existing approaches to measuring economic, social, and environmental impact, including their commonalities and differences Understand the value of a joint European approach and how to collaboratively shape it
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    Impact
    Assessing the impact of public data resources
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    Cleaning open data

    This course explains why, when working with data, it is important to know how to find errors and correct them to make the data more useful. Learning objectives: Understand why cleaning data is important Understand common data errors
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    Impact
    cleaning open data
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    Finding hidden data on the web

    This course focuses on finding data that is hidden from the human eye. Learning objective: Understand the definition and importance of locating hidden data on the web
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    Technology
    Finding hidden data on the web
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    Mid- and long-term sustainability of (open) data portal infrastructures

    This course helps create a better understanding of how open data publishing, searching, and ecosystems can ensure open data portals to remain relevant. Learning objectives: Understand the definitions and importance of open data sustainability. Learn how topics such as open data publishing, searching, and ecosystems can ensure open data portals to remain relevant and useful for the community they serve. Understand future-proof portal models by policymakers, public administrators, suppliers of open data tech, and user groups depending on resources such as data.europa.eu to access the open government data ecosystem. Learn new methods and approaches to add value to the Portal’s resources, including harvested datasets, and new mechanisms to support community building.
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    Policy
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    Mid- and long-term sustainability of (open) data portal infrastructures
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    The usefulness of data - the stars of linked open data

    This course focuses on understanding the concept of the 5 stars of linked open data. Learning objectives: Learn about the web of linked open data. Understand how the 5 Stars of open linked data can help you start browsing the web of data. Understand and being able to recognise the first 3 stars.
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    The usefulness of data - the stars of linked open data
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    Open data licensing

    This course will explain the information and tools needed to find the right open data licence. Learning Objectives: Understand how open licences are there to protect data publishers, while also unlocking value.  Being able to build a machine-readable open licence that can be applied to any online content Being able to use the data.europa.eu licensing tool
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    Policy
    open data licensing
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    Unlocking value from open data

    The material included in this course will provide you with the basic understanding of how to retrieve value from open data. Learning objectives: Understand the benefits of open data: Improved transparency & accountability, innovation & economic growth, increased efficiency and lower costs Learn about a number of case studies and their respective benefits
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    Policy
    Impact
    Unlocking value from open data