On the 5th of March, events around the world celebrate open data
On the 5th of March, it is International Open Data Day again! This day is an annual celebration of open data from over the world. In this spirit, there are local events from the United States to Japan, and from Finland to South Africa. Last year in Europe alone, over 60 events were organised. All of these events show how the community uses open data and how it benefits them.
Creating awareness around open data and its benefits aims to encourage governments, businesses, and civil society initiatives worldwide to adopt open data policies and inspire others to do the same. This year’s Open Data Day will also give out mini-grants for communities that work on: environmental data, tracking public money flows, open mapping, data for equal development, and ocean data for a thriving planet.
Find more information on these grants and discover which events around Open Data Day 2022 are happening near you. You can also become part of this global community by registering your event!