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Part 4 of the series: Functionalities of the portal

In April last year, the EU Open Data Portal and the European Data Portal consolidated into one service providing access to European data under the name of This portal, brought to you by the Publications Office of the European Union, provides access to public data resources from EU institutions and agencies, EU Member States, and other European countries. Currently, you can find over 1 million datasets, from 36 countries, along 13 thematic categories on 

If you work for a non-government organisation (NGO), can support you in your human aid missions and in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To monitor, for example, SDG 6: Availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, you can use groundwater data from the UK. With the open data on you can also:

  • Target and monitor aid money,
  • Improve decision making and development programmes,
  • Track development progress and prevent corruption, or
  • Contribute to sustainable job creation and economic growth.

Curious to know which content is out there on the portal? Find 1+ million datasets, news pieces and data stories, and reports on public data resources

You can also contribute to by showing us one of your initiatives that make use of open data. This can be an inspiration for other civil society initiatives or services for citizens. We are always curious to know what you created, so share your story with us!

 Looking for the other parts of the series: Functionalities of the portal? Find part 1 for journalists and researchers, part 2 for data scientists and developers, and part 3 for businesses.

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