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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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    DCAT and DCAT-AP [interoperability, data model]

    This course focuses on how to create metadata in accordance with DCAT and DCAT-AP. Learning objectives: Understand what metadata is and how it relates to DCAT. Learn about the history and objectives of DCAT and DCAT-AP. Understand the basic model of DCAT. Learn about examples of DCAT entities. Understand the differences between DCAT, DCAT-AP and DCAT-AP-OP. Know some of the issues addressed during development of DCAT and DCAT-AP.
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    Quality
    DCAT and DCAT-AP
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    Data and Metadata Quality: Improving your data publishing approach

    This course provides you with tips and tricks to improve publication of data. Learning objectives: Learn how to create high-quality and expressive DCAT-AP datasets. Understand the role of controlled vocabularies and how to apply them effectively. Being able to apply tools to assess the quality of your datasets (e.g. SHACL validation).
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    Technology
    Quality
    Data and Metadata Quality
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    The Role of data.europa.eu in the Context of the EU Data Spaces

    This course allows data providers to understand how they can make better use of different infrastructures. It provides more visibility to open data assets by assessing the role of data.europa.eu in different contexts. Learning objectives: Understanding the role that data.europa.eu has or could be playing in different data spaces Gather insight on how the content and capabilities of data.europa.eu could help tackle specific demands in data spaces in at least three sectors
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    Technology
    The role of data.europa.eu
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    Opportunities and challenges of citizen-generated data

    This course explores how citizen-generated data is currently being made available in open data portals from different levels of public administrations in Europe. Learning objectives: Understand whether and how citizen-generated data may be made available as part of the open data offering Understand how citizen-generated data can be governed, catalogued and (re-)published by public administrations
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    Policy
    Technology
    Opportunities and challenges of citizen-generated data
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    Real-time Data

    This course illustrates what real-time data is and why it is a valuable source of information. Learning objectives: Understand what real-time geospatial data is Learn about relevant interoperability standards Discuss the future needs for dealing with geospatial real-time data within data.europa.eu
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    Technology
    Real-time Data
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    Open data best practices and monitoring use cases

    The material included in this course focuses on the importance and potential impact of open data re-use by showcasing best practices and European use cases based on open data. Learning objectives: Understand the importance of monitoring open data re-use Get a basic understanding of different approaches of monitoring open data re-use Learn how other countries monitor open data re-use
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    Impact
    Monitoring use cases
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    Geospatial data and API delivery

    This course provides tips and tricks on how to find and use geospatial data on data.europa.eu. Learning objectives: Understand how geoinformation can be found in data.europa.eu Understand how metadata from national geoportals is harvested to data.europa.eu Learn what kind of geoinformation (geodata, geoservices, geoinformation via APIs) can be found on data.europa.eu and how it can be used Discuss the future needs for dealing with geoinformation within data.europa.eu
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    Impact
    Technology
    Geospatial data and API delivery
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    Current challenges related to Intellectual Property Law, Competition Law, and interoperability of licensing conditions

    This course will provide you with a better understanding about the current legal challenges regarding the use and distribution of open data. By the end of 2021, we expect to provide you with new reports and host a webinar to go further into detail about challenges related to Intellectual Property rights. Learning objectives: Understand the shift between traditional IP licensing and more current subscription based models Gain insights on the impact of competition law on the lawfulness of exclusive licensing arrangements, and on sector specific arrangements Learn which issues should be double checked before combining data sets in a single project
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    Policy
    Current challenges in IP law
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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
    Impact
    Open data: An agent of change
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    Overview of EU law applicable to sharing of non-personal data

    The material in this course looks beyond GDPR and focusses on sharing non-personal data. Learning objectives: Learn which legal frameworks other than the GDPR have been established at the EU level that affect data sharing options Understand how the EU legislator steers data sharing rights and modalities
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    Policy
    Overview of EU law applicable to sharing of non-personal data