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European Data Portal’s experts Esther Huyer and Laura van Knippenberg forecast that the market size of open data in Estonia could reach 445 million euro by 2025 if current growth continues. To harness the economic potential of open data, they recommend countries to increase collaboration between the public and private sectors, combine different types of data, and focus on improving the awareness and capacity of data reusers. They also encourage Estonia to undertake a more thorough study of the socio-economic impact of open data and exchange knowledge with other European countries. Esther Huyer
When Brett Goldstein started his job as the City of Chicago’s Chief Data Officer in 2011, the city had already taken its first steps in publishing open data. It had an open data portal with some datasets, it had an open data community interested in engaging with the data, but overall not much progress was being made. Everything changed when, in the same year, a new mayor took office, for whom data-driven decision-making and opening up the city’s vast data resources to the public was a priority. Just a few years later, Chicago’s open data program had become a success story which has thereafter
Transition to a green economy not only requires idealism and initiative but also data, data and more data. It was in the fall of 2019, around the same time the Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg sailed around the world scorning world leaders for ignoring environmental problems, that the environmental initiative called Rohetiiger. took its first breaths in Estonia. Rohetiiger (Estonian for Green Tiger) is a broad-based collaboration platform seeking to boost the development of green economy. Among other plans, the platform wants to develop a system for data-driven assessment of products’
The year 2020 was special for cultural data and digital culture for several reasons. To the broader public this meant visiting exhibitions and theater plays virtually while sitting on their sofa due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From a narrower, policy-making perspective, 2020 marked the Year of Digital Culture – a policy initiative that aimed to promote new forms of culture driven by the use of digital technologies. As a result of this initiative, a report will be launched in January 2021 summarizing the state of Estonian digital culture and open cultural data. Based partly off of this report
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Statistics Estonia provides several visualisations of economic figures for Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Germany, the Russian Federation, Latvia, and Lithuania. On the website, several graphs show actuals and trends of export and import products, trade balances, the destination and shipping countries of products.
The Estonian Heatmap shows an overview of various economic and financial trends in terms of average wage, capacity utilisation, core inflation, economic sentiment, employment rate, unemployment rate, vacancies and demand limiting in construction, industry, or services. The map and the source data presents statistics from 2005 onwards.
Haridussilm, i.e., the Estonian Education Statistics Portal, provides data of primary, general, secondary, vocational and higher education, and monitors various indicators such as, success of lifelong learning or labour market statistics. The website provides a useful tool for education representatives and policy makers to keep track of their education strategy goals and quantify their progress towards those goals.
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Improving data publishing by open data portal managers and owners
Open data best practices in Europe: Estonia, Slovenia and Ukraine
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, 6 October 2023 from 10.00 to 11.30 CET, the data.europa academy will host the webinar ‘Data spaces: Discovering the building blocks’. It will present the present the most technical and operational aspects of data spaces, introducing SIMPL, B2 DIGIT (Directorate General for Informatics) support to data spaces and the role of DSSC (Data Spaces Support Centre), together with the tools and support for the development of these spaces. The first webinar ‘Data spaces: Introducing the concept and relevance in today’s world’ took place on 12 May and introduced the concept of data spaces and
On 13 September 2023, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen outlined past achievements and future ambitions for Europe in her State of Union address. This address marked the final one for the current Commission before the European elections in 2024, providing Von der Leyen with an opportunity to highlight the achievements of the past years in her speech. Europe continues to pursue its climate ambitions, with the European Green Deal being one of its flagship initiatives. “Food security, in harmony with nature, remains an essential task”. Von der Leyen mentioned in her
The recently published policy brief by Think20, titled ‘Open Data as Backbone of Digital Public Infrastructure: Prioritising High-Value Datasets for Effective Governance’ proposes a shared G20 Open Government Data (OGD) commitment to further improve the Digital Public Infrastructure. Based on empirical evidence and legislations, the brief lays down an action plan for the implementation of this shared commitment. Think20 is an official Engagement Group of the G20 bringing together think tanks and experts to discuss policy issues. Open Government Data (OGD) is vital for improving the Digital
Sign up for the data.europa academy webinar ‘Open Data Maturity 2022: Diving deeper into the policy dimension’
On Friday 29 September 2023 from 10.00 to 11.30 CET, the data.europa academy will host a webinar focusing on the policy dimension following the Open Data Maturity (ODM) report 2022. This is the fourth webinar in a series of webinars on the ODM report 2022. The first webinar, that took place on 10 February 2023, introduced the Open Data Maturity assessment, provided insights into the level of maturity of the 35 participating countries in Europe and presented the main trends. During this webinar, the four dimensions of ODM were introduced: quality, portal, policy and impact. The second webinar