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  • European Commission seeks opinions on data sharing

    In November 2020, the European Commission put forward the Data Governance Act as part of the European Strategy for data. The Data Act follows up on this proposal and aims to facilitate data… more

  • A data journalist's view on COVID-19 data visualisations

    On 4 April, Barnaby Skinner presented his insights on data visualisation in the EU DataViz webinar: “How to make your data easier to visualise”. As the lead of the visuals department at the Swiss newspaper “Neue Zürcher Zeitung” he works closely with information designers, software developers and data journalists and has focused on digital transformation throughout his journalism career.

    Visualising and presenting data in a way that… more

  • Discover the apps that will compete in the finals of the EU open data competition

    Fighting youth unemployment, improving sustainability of the food system, bringing EU decision-making closer to citizens, these are some of the ambitions put forward by the teams of application developers selected to compete in the finals of this year´s edition of the open data competition, EU Datathon. 

    Organised under the first-ever EU Open Data Days, EU Datathon 2021 started in March with the call to data enthusiasts… more

  • By the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

    As of May 2021, the European Centre for Prevention and Control (ECDC Disease) has released an update to the COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker. The interactive dashboard provides an overview of the progress in vaccinating adults (18+) across the EU/EEA Member States. It presents data from the number of doses distributed by the various manufacturers of different vaccines,… more

  • The functionalities of the portal

    In April this year, the EU Open Data Portal and the European Data Portal consolidated into one service providing access to European data under the name of The new 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… more

  • Ideas and solutions to help shape our digital future with open data

    From 23 – 25 November, the Publications Office of the European Union hosts the first-ever EU Open Data Days, the free online event to discuss and share best practices on open data and data visualisation.

    Over the past few months, data enthusiasts have been submitting their proposals to participate in this  event and contribute to shaping our digital future with open data. The call for proposals received a total of 247… more

  • A two-day event on 1 and 2 June

    As a result of the pandemic, the world has become a lot more digital in a short period of time. To keep society going, transforming our way of working and living had to become almost entirely digital. However, not everyone has equal access to digital technologies. 

    In recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, stakeholders are wondering what the future of digital in Europe will look like, what the 2030 goals should be when thinking about digital transformation, and what the road is… more

  • The annual event taking place on 23 and 24 June

    On 23 and 24 June, the European Commission’s Research and Innovation Days will take place. This annual event connects policymakers to researchers, entrepreneurs, and citizens to discuss and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe.   

    The year’s focus will be on the start of the… more

  • European Commission invites stakeholders to public health consultation

    The European Commission invites members of the public, organisations, and stakeholders in the digital and public health sector to a consultation on the European health data space (EHDS). The access to, and exchange of, health data is vital to ensure the availability and affordability of health care and to support the creation of innovative solutions that make use of digital technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI). However, collecting… more

  • Supporting the European Commission's ambition to mitigate global warming and climate change

    The European Union has committed to ambitious climate and energy targets. To support these goals, the European Commission has allocated 20% of the EU budget track climate action, as part of a greater ambition to mitigate global warming and climate change.  

    One of the main contributors to tracking climate action is the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the… more