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Open Data and Open Access. EU Policies and Practice

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Keynote at the Open Government Data Camp, Warsaw, 20 October 2011

Keynote at the Open Government Data Camp, Warsaw, 20 October 2011

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  • 1. Open Government Data Camp 20 October 2011, Warsaw Open Data and Open Access EU Policy and Practice Carl-Christian Buhr European Commission (All expressed views are those of the speaker.) http://slidesha.re/euodoa http://bit.ly/cc_buhr , @ccbuhr
  • 2. http://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/ The European Commission... has 27 Commissioners
  • 3. http://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/ Neelie Kroes Digital Agenda The European Commission... with 27 Portfolios
  • 4. http://bit.ly/NeelieKroesEU , @NeelieKroesEU http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda DAE 101 Actions
  • 5. on Open Data “ I believe governments should embrace open data .” 05/04/2011 “ We are here to serve citizens [...] what could be better than handing them back the data already gathered on their behalf, to use and develop as they see fit. ” 16/06/2011 Also see Neelie’s blog post on open data 13/05/2011 http://bit.ly/NeelieKroesEU , @NeelieKroesEU
  • 6. Pointers: Some EU Data 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
  • 7. on Open Access http://bit.ly/NeelieKroesEU , @NeelieKroesEU “ Access to scientific results for free, for all, for ever is a compelling vision indeed.” 06/04/2011 “ The question is no longer ‘if’ we should have open access. The question is about ‘how’ ” 02/12/2010 “ Scientific information has the power to transform our lives for the better – it is too valuable to be locked away. ” 06/10/2010
  • 8. Pointers: Data Research ICT Challenge 4 : Digital Libraries and Content Semantic Web, Linked Data etc. Last call summer 2011, EUR 50m Creating Knowledge from Interlinked Data link link link Linked Open Data Around-The-Clock
  • 9. The European Commission...
    • ...Makes Policy
      • Hard: Proposal for new PSI Directive
      • Soft: Recommendation on Open Access
    • ...Builds (Infra)structures
      • Pan-European Open Data Portal
      • European Open Access Repository
      • Open Data Research & Community
    • ...Works to Practice what it Preaches
      • Decision on Re-Use of Commission Data
      • Commission Open Data Portal
      • Open Access to funded Research Publications
  • 10. ...further approval often required http://europarl.europa.eu/ http://consilium.europa.eu/ European Parliament Council of the European Union
  • 11. Clear Principles... Maximise public benefit from public information through widest dissemination for re-use by paying for collection, not for access and by driving down costs of dissemination
  • 12. Why? Business Models (private and public) Others' rights (e.g. author/publisher) How? Different instruments Introduction over time Some exceptions make sense ...Require a Pragmatic Approach
  • 13. New PSI Directive transposed: >2014 But mindsets are shifting today Let's work to keep that on track on all levels Mindsets ≠ Laws
  • 14.
    • Further Pointers
    • Neelie's Video Message
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBUpUD4I1Wo
    • More detail on EU Open Data
    • http://slidesha.re/euopendata3
    • More detail on EU Open Access
    • http://slidesha.re/euopenaccess2
    • Contacts
    • <web>http://bit.ly/{ NeelieKroesEU , cc_buhr }</web>
    • <twitter> @NeelieKroesEU , @ccbuhr </twitter>
    • <facebook> http://on.fb.me/Neelie_Kroes </facebook>

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