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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.
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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?
ePSI platform scoreboard
ePSI Platform PSI Scoreboard
Best Practice: Publish Statistical Data In Linked Data Format
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The Digital Public Administration (DPA) Factsheet is an annual report published by the European Commission. It provides detailed information on how digitalisation is improving the delivery of government services and enhancing citizen engagement in the decision-making processes across European countries. The annual factsheet, first published in 2014, highlights the progress made by EU nations in e-governance and digital transformation of government agencies over the year. The DPA Factsheet 2022 gives an up-to-date account of the great improvements nations have made over the year. For instance
The recent publication by data.europa.eu, Rethinking the impact of open data, is the first step in the process of defining the methodology for a pan-European study on the impact of open data. The report, first in a series of four, provides an overview of the existing literature on the impact of open data, focusing on the use of open data portals, intermediaries and automated tools. Given the extent of open data availability, impact assessments often have a narrowly defined scope or explore the impact of existing open data frameworks, such as the Open Data Maturity (ODM) and Open Data Barometer
The EU continues to promote open data policies by making more Public Sector Information (PSI) available for public use. As a part of its current initiative, high-value datasets from a pre-defined list would be openly available to facilitate new information products, especially in Artificial Intelligence (AI). The EU’s public sector is heavily data-intensive, with open public data or PSI playing a significant role in the EU data economy. Allowing openly accessible data to be reused can drive economic growth, address societal challenges, promote evidence-based policymaking, and increase
Eurostat has launched the European Statistics Awards Programme to foster engagement with the innovation community. Additionally, competitions in the fields of Nowcasting and Web Intelligence are also launched to identify promising methodologies that could improve the production of European statistics. The first European Statistics Award for Web Intelligence is a Deduplication Challenge, which was launched in December 2022. The focus of the challenge is to identify potential duplicate Online Job Advertisements (OJA) on websites. By addressing a real-world situation, this challenge aims to