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Bus Open Data Service
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?
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European Single Access Point: harvesting guidelines for Member States
In the framework of the Data Governance Act (DGA), the European Commission shall establish a European Single Access Point (ESAP), which will be integrated into data.europa.eu. As a searchable electronic European register, the ESAP will collect, partially mirror, and render the data provided by national single information points (NSIPs). NSIPs will assist potential re-users in finding information on what protected data (e.g., personal, or commercially confidential data) can be reused under specific conditions. They are to be established by the EU Member States by 24 September 2023. For the
Discover the data.europa academy: Second course, ‘Understanding the legal side of open data’
The second course of the restructured data.europa academy aims to enhance the understanding of how legislation and regulations can impact the publication and reuse of open data. The course ‘Understanding the legal side of open data’ introduces the different types of open data licenses and provides information and tools to select the appropriate one. Furthermore, it presents the current legal challenges related to the use and distribution of open data. The course consists of three lessons. The first lesson, Open data licensing, explains the concept of open data licensing and what it means in
EU Diversity Month: creating a diverse and inclusive workspace
May is EU Diversity month, dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and across societies. To acknowledge the efforts of organisations in building equal and inclusive environments, the European Commission organised the second edition of the European Capitals of Inclusion and Diversity Award. This year, the winners span across seven Member States: Belgium, Croatia, Finland, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain. Diversity and Inclusion encompass the representation and visibility of different groups in terms of sex, racial or ethnic origin
International Day for Biological Diversity and the role of open data
Today, we celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity, raising awareness for a thriving planet where all creatures can flourish. This year’s theme ‘From Agreement to Action: Build Back Biodiversity’ follows the new Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GFB), which emerged from the 15th Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. Biological diversity includes all ecosystems and the interactions among their members. It creates food chains and plays an important role in healthcare, for example through the production of traditional plant-based medicines