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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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10 December commemorates Human Rights Day , honouring the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) . This landmark document, proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948, stands as a testament to the intrinsic rights and freedoms for all individuals, irrespective of race, religion, opinion, or status. This year's theme, 'Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All,' reiterates the global commitment to universal human rights, emphasising dignity, equality, and justice across the globe. Within this celebration, the UN spearheads a year-long initiative
The European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) has taken significant steps towards its mission of fostering a sustainable and safe railway system without frontiers. At a dedicated press briefing yesterday, ERA announced the official launch of the ERA Railway Factsheets , an intuitive tool providing railway statistics and insights from several sources in an accessible format. Importantly, ERA presented its fundamental work on linked data and the ERA knowledge graph , a data architecture that reduces fragmentation and enables efficiency gains for the entire European railway sector. The ERA
Central to the European Commission's agenda for innovation and progress is a firm commitment to leveraging geospatial data and harnessing Artificial Intelligence's (AI) power. The recent report, 'Geospatial Trends 2023: Opportunities for data.europa.eu,' delves into emerging trends in the geospatial community, aiming to explore the transformative potential of geospatial trends and AI integration, reshaping the landscape of data-driven initiatives. The report emphasises the versatile applications of geospatial data in addressing global challenges, spanning maps, satellite imagery, and location
The Data Spaces Blueprint , unveiled recently, marks a significant moment in the European Union's expansive data strategy. It is a crucial support system for the development of data spaces within the Single European Market, emphasising secure and trustworthy data transactions, and underlining the importance of data sovereignty and trust. This framework lays the foundation for diverse data ecosystems, ensuring their robustness. As part of this strategic initiative, the Data Spaces Blueprint recognises the vital role of open data principles in the broader landscape of data space evolution