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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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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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Best Practice: Standards for Geospatial Data
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On Friday 20 January 2023, the webinar ‘From theory to action: automatic data publishing’ was hosted by data.europa academy. This webinar was the fifth of a series of six trainings organised by data.europa academy to support data providers in the data publishing process. This webinar focused on automatic data publishing and was presided over by Simon Dutkowski and Torben Jastrow from Fraunhofer and Bart Hanssens, Interoperability expert, Interoperable Europe. Open data enthusiasts and representatives of various EU institutions and European national public administrations participated in the
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recently published its 38th Regional Development paper on governance and economics at urban and rural levels. The paper mentions the lessons from OECD countries on private-public collaboration using geospatial data and highlights the potential of combining traditional and unconventional data from both sources to facilitate cooperation between data providers and organisations responsible for public policy. One of the key findings of the paper is that the private geospatial data is frequently unavailable due to privacy concerns
This year the International Day of Education will be celebrated on the 24 January 2023. It is imperative to note that only education and upskilling the EU citizens will help achieve the set targets for the ‘European Year of Skills 2023’ and make the vision for digital transformation in Europe come true. Education can shape the employment landscape and aid in the overall development of the EU. Currently, many European companies are experiencing a significant skill gap and facing challenges in finding expert workers. About 3% of all available jobs are unfilled and 44% of EU citizens lack basic
A webinar on the eighth Open Data Maturity (ODM) report will be organised by data.europa academy on 10 February 2023 at 10.30 to 11.30 CET. This would be the first of a two-part series of webinars to build a deeper understanding of the recent 2022 report among the participants. The ODM report is based on a self-assessment survey which facilitated in measuring the level of maturity among the EU countries against four dimensions: policy, impact, portal and quality. According to the score measured, the countries were then clustered into four groups, from the most mature to the least. This will