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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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    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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    Technology
    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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    Understanding user needs and the development of the portal infrastructure and features

    This course focuses on how to assess what users need from an open data portal. Learning objectives: Understand what people need from the Portal Understand how these needs change over time Understand how to involve users more directly in the design and development work.
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    Impact
    Technology
    Understanding user needs and the development of the portal infrastructure and features
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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
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    What is open data?

    This course provides an introduction to open data. The material included in this course highlight different aspects of open data. Learning objectives: Understand the definition and importance of open data Learn about key elements of open data, such as digital transformation and high-value datasets
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    Policy
    What is open data?
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    What makes quality open data

    This course focuses on the importance of open data quality. Learning objectives: Understand the definition and importance of open data quality Learn about marques of open data quality
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    What makes quality open data