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Earlier this year the Department for Transport (DfT) publicly launched its Bus Open Data Service (BODS), a crucial enabler of the UK government’s manifesto commitment to open up data about local bus services across England from 2020. Buses Buses serve economies by helping people to access work and helping to tackle congestion. They have an important contribution to make in reducing emissions in cities through moving people from cars onto cleaner ultra-low and zero emission mass transit. Each year, over 4.3 billion bus journeys are made in England, of which around half are made in London
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The segment of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) has been severely hit by the COVID 19 pandemic. As Europe sets out for economic recovery, the survival of SMEs is essential. The FinLine app will help SMEs assess their financial viability and provide free customised advice for suitable grants and investment options. Also, it will provide a tool for building a community willing to share financial and technical advice as well as people’s skills during the post COVID 19 recovery.
The goal of the EU Twinnings application is to allow users to find their area’s twin (an area with the most similar statistics data) and explore similar regions of the EU. Simply fill in the city name and find the most similar and least similar cities. The similarity is expressed in percentages. There is also a European map provided that users can hover over to see how similar each city is to the one filled in.
Traffic England is run by Highways England’s National Traffic Information Service, which manages the strategic road network (SRN) in England. The website provides dynamic and accurate information on the current road situation and forecasts traffic conditions.
Reports in: United Kingdom
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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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ePSI Platform PSI Scoreboard
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On Friday, 6 October 2023 from 10.00 to 11.30 CET, the data.europa academy will host the webinar ‘Data spaces: Discovering the building blocks’. It will present the present the most technical and operational aspects of data spaces, introducing SIMPL, B2 DIGIT (Directorate General for Informatics) support to data spaces and the role of DSSC (Data Spaces Support Centre), together with the tools and support for the development of these spaces. The first webinar ‘Data spaces: Introducing the concept and relevance in today’s world’ took place on 12 May and introduced the concept of data spaces and
On 13 September 2023, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen outlined past achievements and future ambitions for Europe in her State of Union address. This address marked the final one for the current Commission before the European elections in 2024, providing Von der Leyen with an opportunity to highlight the achievements of the past years in her speech. Europe continues to pursue its climate ambitions, with the European Green Deal being one of its flagship initiatives. “Food security, in harmony with nature, remains an essential task”. Von der Leyen mentioned in her
The recently published policy brief by Think20, titled ‘Open Data as Backbone of Digital Public Infrastructure: Prioritising High-Value Datasets for Effective Governance’ proposes a shared G20 Open Government Data (OGD) commitment to further improve the Digital Public Infrastructure. Based on empirical evidence and legislations, the brief lays down an action plan for the implementation of this shared commitment. Think20 is an official Engagement Group of the G20 bringing together think tanks and experts to discuss policy issues. Open Government Data (OGD) is vital for improving the Digital
Sign up for the data.europa academy webinar ‘Open Data Maturity 2022: Diving deeper into the policy dimension’
On Friday 29 September 2023 from 10.00 to 11.30 CET, the data.europa academy will host a webinar focusing on the policy dimension following the Open Data Maturity (ODM) report 2022. This is the fourth webinar in a series of webinars on the ODM report 2022. The first webinar, that took place on 10 February 2023, introduced the Open Data Maturity assessment, provided insights into the level of maturity of the 35 participating countries in Europe and presented the main trends. During this webinar, the four dimensions of ODM were introduced: quality, portal, policy and impact. The second webinar