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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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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
The Bavarian State Ministry for Digital Affairs recently launched a new version of their open data portal, now branded as ‘open bydata’. Following the first publication of the Bavarian Open Data portal in May 2023, this new platform offers over 1,100 datasets from state authorities, municipalities, and research institutions. The Bavarian open data team developed the open bydata portal to create transparency and enable businesses, academia, and civil society to use data for innovation and further improvements to their services. By involving future users from the beginning of the development