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How open data helps Ukraine during the war

Prior to Russia’s invasion, Ukraine already was one of Europe's leaders in open data. In 2021-2022 the Unified State Open Data Portal data.gov.ua, managed by the Ministry of Digital Transformation, had more than two million unique users from all over the world. In addition, more than seven million Ukrainians per month used services and applications based on open data. Due to martial law, access to both data.gov.ua and the local portals of some cities has been temporarily limited, as some of the data used to fight corruption, grow the economy and build a democratic society could be used by
How open data helps Ukraine during the war
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How to profit from open data - 5 cases of Ukrainian startups

In Ukraine, the national open data strategy strongly focuses on the acceleration of the new product and services development which have a positive impact on the citizens’ lives. For four years, our project together with the Ministry of Digital Transformation ran Open Data Challenge, the biggest national competition to tap into Ukraine’s Open Data and innovation potential by supporting products and services that use Open Data. A six-month programme provides full-scale incubation for the start-ups and donors’ financial support for winners. Since 2017, we have received over 700 submissions from

Use cases in: Ukraine

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Leprosy of the land is a machine learning model that is able to detect illegal mining in Ukraine
  • Justice, Legal System & Public Safety
Proviso is a Kyiv-based start-up that has launched a platform that lets users prepare for litigation — a one-stop online environment for a lawyer.
  • Government & Public Sector
Nazar City Bot is a Mariupol-based start-up that creates open data-based services for local government agencies.

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SEMIC conference 2022

The Interoperability Unit of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics (DIGIT) and the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU will host the 2022 edition of SEMIC: Data Spaces in an Interoperable Europe on December 6. This year the conference will take place both in person, at the Square Meeting Centre in Brussels, and online. More information on how to participate either physically or remotely, can be found here. The conference will revolve around the implementation of data spaces. In particular, the conference will offer support in overcoming obstacles in implementing

The first report of the Use Case Observatory is out!

The first report on ‘The Use Case Observatory’ is now available on the data.europa.eu. This research tracks 30 open data reuse cases from 2022 to 2025 with the goal of assessing how open data creates impact, sharing the challenges and successes of reuse, and contributing to the debate on open data impact assessment methodology. The 30 use cases for the study were selected from over 600 reuse cases collected from the EU Open Data Maturity assessments, EU Datathon and data.europa.eu use case repository. They were grouped according to the four dimensions of open data impact, used also in the Open

Cohesion Open Data Platform

The Cohesion Open Data Platform by the European Commission presents aggregated information and promotes transparency on how funds are being used by the European Commission to support EU regions in their economic reforms. It provides open data on hundreds of national, regional and interregional programmes with detailed information on cohesion policy, finances (planned and implemented), EU payments made to the Member States and agreed targets. In the past (2014-2020), the platform has proven to be very valuable in promoting transparency regarding finances (budget and expenditure). This is why

2023 European Year of Skills

On 14 September 2022, Ursula Von Der Leyen, President of the European Commission, announced in the annual State of the Union address, her intention to make 2023 the ´European Year of Skills’ to address the current skill shortage in the EU. Currently, in fact, more than three quarters of companies in the EU report difficulties in finding workers with the appropriate skill set. This is even truer when it comes to digital skills, with only 4 out of 10 adults and every third person who works in Europe lacking basic digital skills. Additionally, IT and security specialists are few and the female