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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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On November 30th and December 1st, the European Day of Persons with Disabilities (EDPD) unfolded in Brussels, marking a significant annual event. This two-day conference, a collaborative effort between the European Commission and the European Disability Forum , brought together over 400 policymakers, high-level experts, and disability advocates. The conference served as a crucial platform to address vital themes, including the right to vote and stand for elections, the European Year of Skills 2023 , and the Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2021–2030. This yearly gathering
In a comprehensive legal report commissioned by the data.europa.eu initiative , we delve into the complex field of licence compatibility challenges, shedding light on practical implications and unveiling strategies to propel open data collaboration across Europe. The report serves as a crucial resource, offering valuable insights into the nuances of varied licensing approaches and emphasising the need for cohesive strategies to ensure seamless integration for data re-users. Amidst the challenges outlined, a significant trend emerges as we observe a substantial shift towards widely recognised
On 18-19 November 2023, the Council of Europe held an international hackathon in Paris, France. The event revolved around the topics of digital transformation, human rights, and easier use of case law databases. Titled ‘ Digital Future of Justice ’, the hackathon focused in particular on developing tools for automated indexing of judicial decisions with human rights categories. The event brought together 29 participants, students and researchers from Cyprus, Greece, Lithuania, Norway, Poland and Romania, who formed six national teams. They were supported by experts in technology and law
On November 7th, the Open Data Institute (ODI) Summit 2023 convened with a resounding theme: 'Without data, there is no AI.' A virtual gathering of global minds, the summit underscored the crucial link between open data and the trajectory of artificial intelligence (AI). The day-long summit navigated diverse facets of the data-AI landscape. Topics ranged from the collaboration between big tech and the global community to the intersection of creativity and AI, emphasising the pivotal role of open data in technological advancements. The summit's culmination involved a dialogue between Sir Nigel