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How can data drive carbon reduction in the supply chain?
Over the past few decades, concerns on the increased carbon emissions and their negative impact on the environment have grown. In response, the European Green Deal aims to make Europe climate-neutral by 2050 and thus continue the protection of the environment. Climate-neutrality means reducing greenhouse gas emissions, including carbon dioxide, to as low as possible and compensating for any remaining emissions. This balance is called net-zero emission. Net-zero goes beyond the removal of carbon emissions, and instead refers to all greenhouse gases. Thus, on the path towards climate-neutrality
The Digital Decade Policy Programme 2030
The digital revolution has changed our daily life significantly. The transformation to a digital world offers opportunities to learn, entertain, work, explore, and fulfil our ambitions. Furthermore, it has also opened new possibilities for freedom and rights beyond physical and geographical boundaries. To support the digital transformation, Europe has set up a “Digital Decade Policy Programme 2030”. The Digital Decade Policy Programme is part of Europe’s Digital Decade, which aims to ensure that all types of technology and innovation are accessible and usable for people. The goal is to provide
New data portals harvested in 2022!
With the increasing interest in open data and analytics, more portals are being created to collect data from specific topics or sources in one place. This not only increases the availability of data, but also makes specific data easier to find. In 2022, data.europa.eu harvested seven new portals: Europeana: contains over 4000 digital cultural heritage collections, such as books or films, from institutions across Europe. The data catalogue of The Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission (HELCOM): contains all geospatial data relevant to HELCOM (an intergovernmental organisation
Find out the highlights of the webinar ‘Open Data Maturity 2022: Looking at the progress and trends across European countries’
On Friday 10 February, the webinar ‘Open Data Maturity (ODM) 2022: Looking at the progress and trends across European countries’ was hosted by data.europa academy. This webinar highlighted the relevance of the ODM report 2022, the key trends and shared a forecast for the future of open data maturity in European countries. The webinar started with a presentation from the lead author of the ODM report 2022 who recapitulated the key concepts behind the report and its importance. To get a better understanding of the results, a detailed explanation of the methodology and specifically its 2022
How can data be used to increase competitiveness in sport?
(Open) data and analytics in sports is becoming increasingly popular across the European Union. The rise of technology and access to data has led to a greater ability to drive performance, decision making and engagement in the world of sports. For example, to determine the value of athletes, track their progress, or enhance their health and safety. Therefore, data analytics can support decision making to improve competitiveness. In recent years, data has been used within several sports. For instance, football teams and organizations, are leveraging data analytics to optimize player performance
The new data.europa academy is live!
The open data landscape has been continuously evolving since the first Public Sector Information Directive was published in 2003. Since then, and considering the continuously evolving data landscape across Europe, materials such as e-learning modules, research reports, webinars, and tools were created to enhance understanding of various open data topics. These include both technical aspects (e.g., real-time data, linked data and DCAT-AP), as well as legal policies (e.g., competition law, licensing, and the sharing of non-personal data) data visualisation, and open data best practices, for
International Day of Women and Girls in Science: encouraging gender equality to empower women and girls
International Day of Women and Girls in Science (IDWGIS) is celebrated annually on 11 February to encourage gender equality and empower women in all levels of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. This year, the focus is on the role of women and girls in the purview of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A major challenge for women and girls in STEM is the gender gap. According to the latest research by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), UK, only 16% of female respondents have had a career in technology recommended to them, compared to 33% of males. Similarly
Learn about the key highlights of the webinar on ‘Competition law in the data economy’
On 27 January 2023, a webinar on competition law in the data economy was conducted by data.europa academy to discuss how the evolving legal landscape would affect data markets. In the webinar, the ongoing discussions and evolutions around competitive and anti-competitive data sharing practices were presented. The webinar compared and contrasted the competition law against innovations of the proposed Data Act, which seeks to harmonize rules for fair access and use of data. The webinar began with a short presentation on the relevance of competition law to the data economy, followed by a view
The Digital Public Administration Factsheet 2022 is out!
The Digital Public Administration (DPA) Factsheet is an annual report published by the European Commission. It provides detailed information on how digitalisation is improving the delivery of government services and enhancing citizen engagement in the decision-making processes across European countries. The annual factsheet, first published in 2014, highlights the progress made by EU nations in e-governance and digital transformation of government agencies over the year. The DPA Factsheet 2022 gives an up-to-date account of the great improvements nations have made over the year. For instance
Publication of Literature Review: Rethinking the impact of open data
The recent publication by data.europa.eu, Rethinking the impact of open data, is the first step in the process of defining the methodology for a pan-European study on the impact of open data. The report, first in a series of four, provides an overview of the existing literature on the impact of open data, focusing on the use of open data portals, intermediaries and automated tools. Given the extent of open data availability, impact assessments often have a narrowly defined scope or explore the impact of existing open data frameworks, such as the Open Data Maturity (ODM) and Open Data Barometer