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Open Data Market Size in Estonia Could Amount to 445 Million Euro by 2025
European Data Portal’s experts Esther Huyer and Laura van Knippenberg forecast that the market size of open data in Estonia could reach 445 million euro by 2025 if current growth continues. To harness the economic potential of open data, they recommend countries to increase collaboration between the public and private sectors, combine different types of data, and focus on improving the awareness and capacity of data reusers. They also encourage Estonia to undertake a more thorough study of the socio-economic impact of open data and exchange knowledge with other European countries. Esther Huyer
Local open data: Why and where to start?
When Brett Goldstein started his job as the City of Chicago’s Chief Data Officer in 2011, the city had already taken its first steps in publishing open data. It had an open data portal with some datasets, it had an open data community interested in engaging with the data, but overall not much progress was being made. Everything changed when, in the same year, a new mayor took office, for whom data-driven decision-making and opening up the city’s vast data resources to the public was a priority. Just a few years later, Chicago’s open data program had become a success story which has thereafter
Green revolution in economy is possible thanks to data
Transition to a green economy not only requires idealism and initiative but also data, data and more data. It was in the fall of 2019, around the same time the Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg sailed around the world scorning world leaders for ignoring environmental problems, that the environmental initiative called Rohetiiger. took its first breaths in Estonia. Rohetiiger (Estonian for Green Tiger) is a broad-based collaboration platform seeking to boost the development of green economy. Among other plans, the platform wants to develop a system for data-driven assessment of products’
A new paradigm in cultural data: Focus on user needs instead of mass digitization
The year 2020 was special for cultural data and digital culture for several reasons. To the broader public this meant visiting exhibitions and theater plays virtually while sitting on their sofa due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From a narrower, policy-making perspective, 2020 marked the Year of Digital Culture – a policy initiative that aimed to promote new forms of culture driven by the use of digital technologies. As a result of this initiative, a report will be launched in January 2021 summarizing the state of Estonian digital culture and open cultural data. Based partly off of this report
Use cases in: Estonia
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Statistics Estonia provides several visualisations of economic figures for Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Germany, the Russian Federation, Latvia, and Lithuania. On the website, several graphs show actuals and trends of export and import products, trade balances, the destination and shipping countries of products.
The Estonian Heatmap shows an overview of various economic and financial trends in terms of average wage, capacity utilisation, core inflation, economic sentiment, employment rate, unemployment rate, vacancies and demand limiting in construction, industry, or services. The map and the source data presents statistics from 2005 onwards.
Haridussilm, i.e., the Estonian Education Statistics Portal, provides data of primary, general, secondary, vocational and higher education, and monitors various indicators such as, success of lifelong learning or labour market statistics. The website provides a useful tool for education representatives and policy makers to keep track of their education strategy goals and quantify their progress towards those goals.
Reports in: Estonia
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Open data best practices in Europe: Estonia, Slovenia and Ukraine
Open data best practices in Europe: Estonia, Slovenia and Ukraine
Data sharing as a service: will data services remove intellectual property rights from the picture, and at what cost?
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Datenkatalog BEV: Find Austrian spatial data on the data.europa.eu catalogue
A recent addition to the data.europa.eu portal is the Datenkatalog BEV, Bundesamtes fuer Eich- und Vermessungswesen (BEV), part of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Economy in Austria. It is responsible for surveying and verifying geoinformation and serves as a search service for the Federal Office for Calibration and Surveying that delivers all metadata records of the catalogue. The BEV is also responsible for creation and management of the cadaster, where all spatial allocations of property land rights and topographical surveys are documented. The datasets are sourced from various Austrian
Fourth European Big Data Hackathon!
From 2 to 7 March 2023 Eurostat organised the fourth session of the European Big Data Hackathon in Brussels, with a focus on financial transactions. Teams from all over Europe gathered to foster their expertise in utilizing Big Data sources related to financial transactions and come up with innovative ideas for products and tools that are relevant for EU policies. The Eurostat hosts the event to give data scientists the chance to help answer pressing EU policy and statistical questions. Teams compete by developing innovative approaches, applications and usable data products combining official
Learn about the key highlights of the webinar on “Harvesting guidelines single access points”
On Tuesday 28 February, data.europa academy organised the webinar “The European single access point: Harvesting guidelines for national single information points” for Member States and national policymakers. Participants got informed about the technical implementation, the implementation roadmap, and the objectives of the European Single Access Point (ESAP) on data.europa.eu. In accordance with the upcoming Data Governance Act (DGA) to be implemented by September 2023, the European Commission is required to set up a European Single Access Point where information from national single
Sign up for the data.europa academy webinar on ‘Stories of use cases: Open data for the European Green Deal’
A webinar on the impact of open data in innovative businesses contributing to major global priorities will be organised by data.europa academy on Friday 17 March at 10:00 to 11:30 CET. This is the first in a series of “Stories of use cases” webinars to better understand the potential of open data in achieving transversal strategic priorities. Based on the European Commission political priorities, the series will shed light on topics such as the European Green Deal, Promoting our European Way of Life, A Europe Fit for a Digital Age, An economy that works for people and a New Push for European