European Commission: Open Data Policies & Activities


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European Commission: Open Data Policies & Activities

  1. 1. Open Data in Practice 7 September 2011, Berlin European Commission Open Data Policies & Activities Carl-Christian Buhr European Commission (All expressed views are those of the speaker.)
  2. 2. The European Commission is... <ul><li>...Policy Maker </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. PSI , INSPIRE </li></ul><ul><li>...Data Collector </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. Eurostat , Tenders Electronic Daily </li></ul><ul><li>...Funding Agency </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. Research & Innovation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>has a bearing on the </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>development of Open Data. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Neelie Kroes Maroš Šefčovič Digital Agenda e-Commission , ISA Involved Commissioners Michel Barnier IPR
  4. 4. , @ NeelieKroesEU 101 Actions DAE
  5. 5. , @ NeelieKroesEU Advising on... Research Policy Open Access ICT Standardisation e-Infrastructures etc. , @ ccbuhr 101 Actions
  6. 6. Neelie on Open Data “ I believe governments should embrace open data .” 5 April 2011 “ My ideal of eGovernment puts the citizen at the centre always […] One example is the re-use of public sector information . We know its potential but still our organisations are dragging their feet. I say yes to open data! ” 8 October 2010 , @ NeelieKroesEU
  7. 7. But why? Simple reason “ We are here to serve citizens, and to make the best use of their money. To achieve that, what could be better than handing them back the data already gathered on their behalf, to use and develop as they see fit. ” Open Data Challenge Awards, 16 June 2011 Also see Neelie’s blog post on open data (13 May 2011). , @ NeelieKroesEU
  8. 8. EC: Policy Maker <ul><li>DAE 21 : Open up public data resources for re-use </li></ul><ul><li>Networking & Awareness Raising </li></ul><ul><li>PSI Member State Expert Group </li></ul><ul><li> (W3C, ETSI, etc.): A Digital Agenda Big Idea . Workshop on 11 May </li></ul><ul><li>LAPSI : Network on Legal Aspects of PSI, </li></ul><ul><li>Milan event on 5-6 May . </li></ul><ul><li>16 June : Open Data Workshop at Digital </li></ul><ul><li>Agenda Assembly; Open Data Challenge Awards . </li></ul>link
  9. 9. Review of the PSI Directive <ul><li>DAE , p. 9: “By 2012, review the Directive on Re-Use of Public Sector Information, notably its scope and principles on charging for access and use.” [2003, transposed into national laws] </li></ul><ul><li>Art. 1(2) d-f: Excludes broadcasters , </li></ul><ul><li>cultural , educational and research orgs. </li></ul><ul><li>Art. 6 on charging: cost-oriented with ROI </li></ul><ul><li>Review -> Public Consultation -> New Proposal? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Legislators need to agree European Parliament Council of the European Union
  11. 11. EC: Data Collector 2006 Decision on re-use of Commission Information to be adapted in line with PSI Directive Covered Translation memories Audio-visual material Excluded Material with third-party IPR Research results of the EC’s Joint Research Centre Special cases (e.g. in Competition investigations ) link link link
  12. 12. EC: Research Funder ICT Challenge 4 : Digital Libraries and Content Semantic Web, Linked Data etc. Next call summer 2011, EUR 50m Creating Knowledge from Interlinked Data link link link Linked Open Data Around-The-Clock
  13. 13. Example I: Eurostat But also...
  14. 14. Example II: Eurostat Third Party help is good – but should not have to do all the work
  15. 15. A Gold Standard?
  16. 16. Towards a European Open Data Portal <ul><li>Pan-European data portal workshop (3/11/2010), CIP WP 2011 (p. 46) & tender notice (deadline 19/9/2011): </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation of European Commission open data portal </li></ul><ul><li>Call for tenders to purchase services: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ to develop and administer a web portal to act as a single point of access to data sets produced and held by European Commission services (and by extension to data sets produced and held by other European institutions/bodies and other public bodies), </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to assist the Commission with the definition and implementation of a data set publication process, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to assist the Commission with the preparation of data sets for publication via the portal, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to assist the Commission in supporting for engaging the community interested in re-using the published data sets.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Maximum value: 800 000 EUR. </li></ul>link
  17. 17. From Jeni Tennison: Data all the way down (pp. 9-10, 11, 13), http:// -all-the-way-down
  18. 21. <ul><li>Selected Pointers </li></ul><ul><li>The Digital Agenda for Europe </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Material on the PSI Directive </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>DAE Assembly Workshop on OD: Materials </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Eurostat Statistics Portal </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts </li></ul><ul><li><web>{ NeelieKroesEU , cc_buhr }</web> </li></ul><ul><li><twitter> @ NeelieKroesEU , @ ccbuhr </twitter> </li></ul><ul><li><facebook> </facebook> </li></ul>