The EU Open Data Portal and the European Data Portal become one
The European Union Open Data Portal and the European Data Portal are joining forces to become the single access point to open data from Europe and beyond.
Data will play a key role in our lives. Sometimes called ‘the new infrastructure’, they form a basis for research and innovation and for the development of new products, services, and powerful technologies. Innovations arising from open data will improve our lives and boost economic growth. Open data is a powerful resource that is freely available for reuse to all citizens.
The European Commission encourages cross-border use of reusable data in Europe and open data portals have acquired a key role in providing access to this valuable resource.
For this end, the Publications Office of the European Union launched the data.europa.eu to provide a central point of access and improve access to open data and to increasing awareness on its value and potential.
Data.europa.eu is the central point of access to over 1 million datasets from 6 EU institutions, 79 agencies and bodies, 36 countries and other international organisations. It will facilitate and promote reuse and facilitate data interoperability and linking between different portals and showcase the enormous socioeconomic environmental impact of public data resources in our world.
Furthermore, it will provide support to EU institutions and Member States to publish data via communities of practice of national open data portal and policy owners.