Discover the importance of data demand from the public sector
What data do public sector re-users need? The answer to this question is critical both to facilitate data publication and to support re-users from EU institutions and public authorities in Member States in their policymaking, service provision and management.
To what extent is this question already asked in open data policymaking across Europe? Recently, data.europa.eu published a discussion paper “Measuring data demand within the public sector” that dives into this topic. This discussion paper reviews state-of-the-art approaches and indicators to assess public institutions’ needs as data re-users. This overview furthers the discussion on methods and indicators to measure data demand to foster demand driven data publication and support on data.europa.eu.
This discussion paper is the first of two aimed at fostering the engagement of data.europa.eu re-users with the public sector. It sets the stage for a one-year campaign featuring several blog posts to be published on data.europa.eu and a data.europa academy webinar on data demand and re-use in the public sector on Tuesday, 29 March from 10:00-12:00 CET.