The Open Data Maturity Report 2022 is out!
The eighth annual report measuring the level of open data maturity across Europe is published. The Open Data Maturity (ODM) Report 2022 records the progress achieved by EU Member States as they push forward open data publication and reuse, as well as the different priorities set to enable this.
The year’s report is based on a self-assessment survey that was completed by 35 countries. While remaining an EU-focused exercise, in fact, the ODM 2022 includes not only the 27 EU Member States, but also 3 European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries (Norway, Switzerland, Iceland), 4 candidate countries (Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine), and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The questions that countries are required to answer relate to four main dimensions in their open data development:
- Policy – this dimension sheds light on the open data policies and strategies in place in the European countries;
- Impact – this dimension analyses the willingness, preparedness, and ability of European countries to measure both the reuse of and impact created by open data;
- Portal – this dimension focuses on the features, use and sustainability of countries´ national open data portals;
- Quality – this dimension examines the measures adopted by portal managers to ensure the systematic harvesting of metadata from sources across the country.
Based on these dimensions, countries are scored and clustered into four different groups, from the most to the least mature: trend-setters, fast-trackers, followers, and beginners. This is specially to encourage further development and facilitate the provision of recommendations targeting each of these groups of countries.
Overall, the average ODM score of the EU27 for 2022 is 79%: EU Member States perform as well as last year in the portal (83%) and quality dimension (77%), but lag slightly behind in the policy and experience the largest decrease in the impact area (-7%). This is in line with the main re-structuring made to the impact indicators and to the overall update of the ODM methodology for this year.
Curious to learn more about how specific countries performed, which challenges they faced, and which trends can be found across Europe? Check out the ODM dedicated page on data.europa.eu and find here the report, as well as the dashboard visualising the results and the countries´ questionnaires.
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