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  • The Agency for Digital Italy brings new features to the Italian Open Data Portal

    The organisation that manages the Italian Open Data Portalthe Agency for Digital Italy (AgID), recently released an update to the portal that greatly improves user experience and encourages the sharing of data between public administrations.

    The update enables users to search based on keywords, making the search service much more effective. Several additional edits have… more

  • University of Latvia uses pandemic data to assess one of open data portal’s key success factors

    One of the key success factors, and primary principles of an open data portal, is that the data is timely. If a portal does not provide timely data, users are less likely to trust the data, or to look for other datasets on the portal.  

    A recent publication by the Faculty of Computing of the University of Latvia has assessed how timely data on open government data (OGD) portals is. Assessing… more

  • Save the date and join the webinar on “Check-the-Facts” with Jasmin Kareem and Eva van Rooijen

    On Wednesday 7 April at 11:00 CET, Jasmin Kareem and Eva van Rooijen join us for a discussion on Check-the-Facts.

    This collaboration project between Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and KOOP (Knowledge Centre for Government Publications) provides a platform for high school students who need access to information to choose their future studies. In order to help students make their… more

  • Inviting experts to contribute to EU DataViz and the EU Datathon this November

    In last week’s news, we announced the EU Open Data Days and the call for input from the audience. Now the Publications Office of the European Union invites experts to contribute to the event, which will take place from 23 to 25 November. The EU Open Data Days offer a unique opportunity to meet the open data community… more

  • A recap of the Data Talks webinar with Antonin Garrone from Etalab

    Last week, the European Data Portal (EDP) and Support Centre for Data Sharing (SCDS) team were joined by Antonin Garrone from Etalab, the organisation that manages the French Open Data Portal (data.gouv.fr),  for a Data Talks session. In the session, Antonin shared some of Etalab’s insights from last year and discussed the recent open data efforts in response to COVID-19.

    As… more

  • Save the date and join the European Data Conference on Reference Data and Semantics

    On Tuesday 16 March, the European Data Conference on Reference Data and Semantics will kick off. This event, organised by the Publications Office of the European Union and the ISA2 Programme, brings together users, practitioners, experts, researchers, EU institutions, and national public services.

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  • Skill Up 2021
    Join GrowthTribe’s trainings with industry experts for data and analytics community

    As part of their Skill Up 2021 month-long event, GrowthTribe is hosting a series of trainings to help data and analytics enthusiasts improve their digital skills.

    GrowthTribe is a community for small enterprises looking to grow their business and offers support through various learning solutions that focus on the digital skills that are most in demand.

    From today to 12 March, they will offer several trainings that are… more

  • The Publications Office of the European Union invites data providers and data publishers to a series of trainings

    The Publications Office of the European Union invites data providers and data publishers to a series of trainings on the Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT), and the Application Profile for data portals in Europe (DCAT-AP), that the EU Open Data Portal and the European Data Portal make use of.

    A key requirement… more

  • The 2018 Microsoft project makes a compelling case

    In 2018, Microsoft launched a project called Natick where they dropped a data centre off the coast of Orkney to test if doing so would increase its lifespan and make it more energy-efficient. The data centre Microsoft sank consisted of 855 servers containing 27.6 petabytes of storage. At the end of the experiment, the company concluded that 8 of the servers had failed. On land, the equivalent would have been 64. In terms of lifespan it… more

  • Tree of Truth
    Recap on the Data Talks webinar with Mart Mägi from Statistics Estonia

    Last week, the Support Centre for Data Sharing and the team behind the European Data Portal were joined by Mart Mägi from Statistics Estonia discussing the Tree of Truth.

    Statistics Estonia is the governmental agency that provides reliable, timely, and impartial… more