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Data discoverability is one of the main tasks, next to availability and interoperability, that public policy makers and implementers should take into due consideration in order to foster access, use and re-use of public sector information (PSI), particularly in case of open data. Users shall be enabled to easily search and find data they need for the most different purposes. That is clearly highlighted in the introduction statements of the INSPIRE Directive, where we can read that “The loss of time and resources in searching for existing (spatial) data or establishing whether they may be used
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Citizen Journey is an app designed to give young people access to EU information, knowledge and help understand the impact of the EU cohesion policies on social, economical and environment domains. Europe is shown as a playground that the user can explore. Simply tap on a colour to get to know information about following topics: sustainability (green), geography (pink), demography (blue) and economy (red).
Bilancio Aperto (Open Budget) makes state budget information accessible to the public, thereby increasing transparency of government spending and improving accountability. The application is designed for civil servants, parliamentarians, and citizens and provides access to revenues, expenses, balances, statement of accounts, the current budget, and budget laws.
OpeNoise is an application for mobile devices measuring real-time noise levels. The application provides current statistics and visualises the data through a variety of charts. Beyond the measurement of the sound level (dB), OpeNoise also records and visualises the sound’s frequency composition.
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Improving data publishing by open data portal managers and owners
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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The newly launched tool ‘LinkedDataGPT’ by Liip, simplifies access to the City of Zurich’s linked data. It provides user-friendly access to specific datasets with the help of AI. Feel free to ask your question about available data and find out the answers the tool provides. LinkedDataGPT follows in the footsteps of ZüriCityGPT, a chatbot where you can ask your questions about the government and administration of the City of Zurich. The platform is continually improving, adding more content and frequently updating datasets. However, it may not be able to answer all your questions just yet. To
On Friday, 15 September 2023 from 10.00 to 11.30 CET, the data.europa academy hosted the webinar ‘Data spaces: Experiences from strategic data spaces’. This second webinar in the data spaces series presented the state of play and requirements of two strategic data spaces: the Health data space and the Cultural Heritage data space. With the goal of harnessing the value of data for the benefit of the European economy and society, the European Commission actively supports the development of common European data spaces in ten strategic fields as outlined in the European data strategy. The first
The Data Governance Act (DGA) became officially applicable on 24 September 2023. The regulation aims to empower individuals and organisations with greater control over their data. The DGA's primary objective is to establish a harmonised framework for data sharing and governance across sectors and Member States. It addresses various aspects of data management, including access, sharing, and monetisation, while prioritising data privacy and security. Additionally, the DGA seeks to increase data flows, enhancing the reuse of public sector data that cannot be made available as open data. It will
Today is the European Day of Languages, a day dedicated to celebrating plurilingualism and promoting language learning throughout Europe. This initiative is rooted in the Council of Europe’s conviction that linguistic diversity serves as a powerful tool for achieving greater intercultural understanding and preserving Europe’s cultural heritage. Europe possesses a wide range of languages, with over 200 European languages spoken by citizens from different regions. The European Day of Languages has been celebrated since 2001 to address the importance of linguistic diversity, encourage the