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  • Eurostat offers insights into a year of working in the pandemic

    As a result of the pandemic and national lockdown measures, the way we work has drastically changed. Eurostat figures show that overall, in 2020, Europeans have collectively worked roughly 12% less, in terms of working hours, compared to 2019.

    This is partially due to COVID-19 response measures such as lockdowns, which led many people to be more absent from their job than before. 

    At the national level, the hours worked declined… more

  • A new dataset provided by the European Environment Agency

    Are you curious to know which bathing sites in Europe have the best water quality? Earlier this year, the European Environment Agency (EEA) published a Eurostat dataset and several visualisations that provide an answer. The EEA classified the number and proportion of coastal and inland bathing sites based on their water quality. Bathing sites are categorised in one of the four possible classifications, ‘… more

  • The event is open for registration, book your place soon

    The first EU Open Data Days are gathering steam and the draft programme is now available and filled with expert speakers in various thematic sessions. Spread over three half-days, this fully online event will take place from 23 - 25 November 2021, combining the EU DataViz conference and the EU Datathon competition.

    The first day will cast light on open data as the driving force for shaping Europe’s digital future,… more

  • Get a better understanding of the vaccine production capacities along the entire supply chain

    Recently, the European Commission (EC) launched an interactive map showing the production capacities of COVID-19 vaccines in the EU. The map shows where vaccine producing companies are located and in what section of the supply chain they mainly operate: supply, production, fill and finish, storage and shipment, or other.

    The data for the interactive map is mainly… more

  • Challenge 2: An economy that works for people

    EU Datathon is an annual competition organised by the Publications Office of the EU. It invites people from all around the world to build applications based on EU open data. This year nine teams have been shortlisted to compete in the finals.

    In a previous news piece, we introduced the challenge 1 teams, here we present the three finalist teams for challenge 2: An economy that… more

  • Discover how many certificates have been used on

    On the first of July, Europe introduced the EU Digital COVID Certificate Regulation. As an EU resident, you can now use this certificate to travel across Europe and show that you either have been vaccinated, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19. 

    National authorities issue the certificates and have also started… more

  • Join the Publications Office’s flagship open data event

    The first ever EU Open Data Days, launched in March 2021, are gathering steam. This unique event will take place online from 23 to 25 November and is now open for registration of participants. The EU Open Data Days are free and open for everyone to attend.

    Setting out with the aim of ‘shaping our digital future with open data’, the EU Open Data Days will highlight the benefits of open data, its visualisation and its reuse for the EU public sector, citizens, and… more

  • An initiative by REACT-EU

    Europe is dedicated to rebuild together from the COVID-19 crisis. To support the recovery and facilitate a green and digital transition of the economy, the EU allocates €50.6 billion.

    You can discover how these funds are allocated in this interactive dashboard. It shows the current allocated funding amounts per country in 2021, and in the future. Created with open data, the dashboard allows you to filter on Member… more

  • A unique opportunity to have your voice heard on European matters

    Have your voice heard and participate in the Conference on the Future of Europe! Launched by the European Parliament, the European Council, and the European Commission, this is a unique opportunity for you as a citizen, to discuss what Europe’s… more

  • Data from surveys and mobility tracking finds upward trend in consumption

    Data from the European Commission's Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs shows promising results for the European economy. Despite the pandemic, the economy is forecast to recover faster than expected. In both the EU and euro area, GDP is expected to grow by 4.8 % in 2021 and 4.5 % in 2022. 

    Some Member States may already see their economic output return… more