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GI2010 symposium-corbin (e psi-2010_fv1)

  1. 1. EU PSI Re-use Directive Communication Published: One Year On – Has Europe Delivered? Chris Corbin Independent researcher on Information Policy GI2010 Symposium, Dresden,14th May 2010This presentation contains hidden slides that provide supplementary information The presentation is available at: http://www.epsiplatform.eu/psi_library/reports/gi2010_dresden_symposium_may_2010
  2. 2. PSI Re‐use framework: Anniversaries As at 14th May 2010 Taking each of the above in turn – Has Europe progressed with respect to the re-use of Public Sector Information?www.epsiplatform.eu
  3. 3. European Commission: Communication The Commission published the Communication on the 7th May 2009 COM(2009) 212 final (Available in 22 EU languages) COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Re-use of Public Sector Information – Review of Directive 2003/98/EC – [SEC(2009) 597] The publication commenced the next review period that will run for three years from 2009 through to 2012.www.ePSIplus.net
  4. 4. November 2009: the European Knowledge economy The European Commission 5th Ministerial eGovernment Conference: (Malmö, Sweden on the 18th November 2009) The importance of the re-use of PSI was endorsed and re-iterated. (Almost 10 years since the March 2000, Lisbon Treaty) Under paragraph 11 of the Declaration, public administrations should therefore: “Increase availability of public sector information for re-use. We will increase availability of public sector information for reuse, in accordance with the spirit of and the conditions established by Public Sector Information Directive 2003/98/EC. We will encourage the reuse of public data by third parties to develop enriched services that maximise the value for the public. New demand- led information products and services enabled by the reuse of public sector information will support the transition of Europe to a knowledge-based economy.” Source: http://www.epsiplatform.eu/news/news/ministerial_declaration_on_21st_century_europewww.epsiplatform.eu
  5. 5. European Commission: Actions post Communication The European Commission The Commission is active and delivering what it stated in the 2009 Communication which includes actions amongst others: • Exclusive arrangements • Infringement processes – some in process others may follow • PSI portals • Economic indicators • Economic studies • European PSI Platform • Increased number of PSI Group meetings (2009: June, September & November) Since the Communication was published: • June 2009 European Elections – new European Parliament active since July 2009 • New European Commission appointed: 10 February 2010 to 31 October 2014 http://www.epsiplatform.eu/news/news/new_european_commission_commences_work • A Digital Agenda for Europe http://www.epsiplatform.eu/news/news/a_digital_agenda_for_europewww.epsiplatform.eu
  6. 6. European Commission: Actions post Communication The European Commission actions continued: On the 23rd March 2010 the European Commission led PSI Group launched four working groups to assist the Commission with preparatory actions for commissioning a PSI economic measurement study and a PSI economic study on charging models. The working groups completed their work on 9th May 2010. 1.Address Information – Leader: The National Archives, UK 2.Cadastral Information – Leader: Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment, The Netherlands 3.Meteorological Information – Jointly led: by ECOMET and PRIMET 4.Economic case study on PSI Charging Models – Leader: Ministry of Employment and the Economy, Finland The Terms of Reference and the working papers for each of the above groups have been published on the European Public Sector Information Platform. http://www.epsiplatform.eu/news/news/economic_working_groups_launchedwww.epsiplatform.eu
  7. 7. Legal Aspects of Public Sector Information (LAPSI)www.epsiplatform.eu A thematic network that kicked off during March 2010
  8. 8. European Commission: Communication Action Plan Commission 2009 Communication - Action Plan May 2009 May 2010 May 2011 May 2012 Infringement Actions Exclusive Arrangements Phase 1 Exclusive Arrangements Phase 2 Quarterly Economic Measurements Economic Modeling study European PSI Platform – Phase 1 European PSI Platform – Phase 2 Actions converge on summer of 2012: The Next Communicationwww.epsiplatform.eu
  9. 9. European Commission Communication: Monitoring The Commission communication states: Full implementation and application of the PSI Directive The Commission will continue to monitor whether Member States meet their obligations and act against those who are in breach of the Directive.www.ePSIplus.net
  10. 10. Monitoring of PSI – Re-use within Europe European Commission Almost 9 years continuous monitoring 2002 through to 2011 Athens hosted final ePSINet (Monitoring EU15) conference 1 August 2002 to 31 January 2005 (30 months) January 2005 The past - completed ePSINetCee (Monitoring EU10) 1 March 2004 to 30 September 2005 (18 months) 50 Reports published, 400+ presentations published ePSIplus (Monitoring EU27) 1300+ news items posted 1 September 2006 to 28 February 2009 (30 Months) European Public Sector Information Platform 1 March 2009 to 28 February 2011 (24 Months) Current COMPETITIVENESS AND INNOVATION FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME (CIP) ICT POLICY SUPPORT European Public Sector Information Platform Future PROGRAMME ICT PSP WORK PROGRAMME 1 March 2011 to 28 February 2014 (36 Months) 2010.www.epsiplatform.eu Note: 2014 – end of an EU cycle – Parliamentary elections, end of Commission
  11. 11. The European Public Sector Information Platform The PSI Re-use framework is predicated on TRANSPARENCYwww.epsiplatform.eu
  12. 12. The European Public Sector Information Platform The European Public Sector Information Platform: • Is Europe’s One-stop Shop on Public Sector Information re-use • The platform is funded by the European Commission for a period of two years from 1st March 2009 through to the 28th February 2011. • Four public meetings: Stockholm (Nov 09), Madrid (June 2010), London (Nov 2010) • The platform is a European Commission service contract – the service is provided to support all PSI stakeholders .www.epsiplatform.eu
  13. 13. European PSI Platform: Interest in the Region Visitors to the E-PSI-P from this Region of Europe: March 2009 through to April 2010 (13 months)www.ePSIplus.net
  14. 14. European PSI Platform: Interest in the Czech Republicwww.ePSIplus.net
  15. 15. European PSI Platform: Interest in Germanywww.ePSIplus.net
  16. 16. European PSI Platform: Interest in Germanywww.ePSIplus.net
  17. 17. European PSI Platform: Interest in Polandwww.ePSIplus.net
  18. 18. European PSI Platform: Interest in Slovakiawww.ePSIplus.net
  19. 19. European PSI Platform: Interest in Austriawww.ePSIplus.net
  20. 20. European Commission Communication: Exclusive Arrangements The Commission stated in the Communication: Terminating Exclusive Arrangements The Commission will closely scrutinise observance of this obligation. It will launch an exercise investigating the extent of such arrangements in summer 2009. On the 10th December 2009 the Commission announced that studies on the existence of Exclusive arrangements in the following Member States: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, and Spain had been commissioned. http://www.epsiplatform.eu/news/news/psi_exclusive_arrangement_studies_launched http://www.epsiplatform.eu/news/news/czech_exclusive_arrangements_on_the_agenda http://www.epsiplatform.eu/news/news/poland_exclusive_arrangement_questionnaire http://www.epsiplatform.eu/news/news/france_exclusive_arrangement_questionnaires The Belgium study has been completed and the Commission has published the findings on the 5th March 2010. Nine potential exclusive arrangements discovered! http://www.epsiplatform.eu/news/news/exclusive_agreements_belgiumwww.ePSIplus.net
  21. 21. European Commission: Exclusive arrangements Belgium (As an example – as Commission has reported on study) Elapsed time since notice first given: 76+ months approximately Elapsed time since transposition (Belgium): 23+ months approximately Transparency: Poor (Belgium), Commission (Moderate) PSI policy implementation: Poorwww.epsiplatform.eu All the information above sits on E-PSI-P
  22. 22. European Commission: Infringement Processes Sweden Elapsed time: 21 months approximately Transparency: Good – only second Member State to hold consultation PSI policy: Basic transposition. A lost opportunity.www.epsiplatform.eu
  23. 23. European Commission: Infringement Processes Poland Elapsed time: 19+ months approximately Transparency: Moderate. Third Member State to hold a consultation PSI policy: Not clear. Access and Re-use merged into one law. During the above process – The Meteorological Information re-use Sector has experienced extreme difficulties.www.epsiplatform.eu
  24. 24. European Commission: Infringement Processes Italy Elapsed time: 13+ months approximately Transparency: Poor. PSI policy: Basic transposition and correction. A lost opportunity.www.epsiplatform.eu
  25. 25. European Commission Communication: Member States Member States to: - Ensure full and correct implementation and application of the Directive - Terminate exclusive arrangements as prescribed by the Directive - Apply licensing and charging models that facilitate the re-use of PSI - Ensure fair competition between public sector bodies and re-users In addition, Member States are encouraged to promote the identification and ready availability of information resources and to set up quick and inexpensive conflict resolution mechanisms.www.ePSIplus.net
  26. 26. European Commission Communication: Member States The Commission states (continued): Ensuring fair competition between public sector bodies and re- users The Commission encourages Member States to define public tasks in such a way that they allow maximum PSI re-use, and will promote good practices and monitor developments in this area. Conflict resolution The Commission encourages Member States to set up PSI complaint mechanisms and will monitor developments in this area.www.ePSIplus.net
  27. 27. The European Public Sector Information Platform The ideal European target model by 1st July 2012! Family of Regulators For example: The European Competition Network (The Regulators have powers of enforcement on both the supply and demand sides) Demand side  An active European PSI  information  PSI information Portal portals Pan European A European Network of PSI Associations 31 Lead PSI bodies & portals & Thematic Associations Public Sector PSI Re‐users Supply side Demand sidewww.epsiplatform.eu
  28. 28. European PSI Platform – PSI Catalogues Active Catalogue Data.gov PSI Catalogues provided by Civil Society Passive Catalogue (A meta data service) Substitution Catalogues No Catalogue Likely to be temporary by nature – demonstrates (Not compliant) feasibility, proof of concept, raises awareness applies pressure on Public Sector Public Sectorwww.epsiplatform.eu
  29. 29. Modelling the PSI re‐use framework Government (Political – elected) Policy R e D Not commercial g Supply side e u (Public Sector) m l a a n t d o r s Data Supply side s i (Private Sector) d e Commercial Includes substitute datawww.epsiplatform.eu
  30. 30. European PSI Platform – PSI Data Catalogueswww.epsiplatform.eu
  31. 31. European PSI Platform – PSI Catalogueswww.epsiplatform.eu
  32. 32. European PSI Platform – PSI Data Catalogueswww.epsiplatform.eu
  33. 33. Summary Delivering the actions outlined in the Communication • European Commission? Is active on delivering the action plan • Member States? Apart from a small number – they are NOT delivering the action plan • Civil Society? Increasing activity across Member States – the Public Sector is loosing the initiative Where do the following Member States stand on the actions? • Austria • Czech Republic • Germany • Poland • Slovakiawww.epsiplatform.eu
  34. 34. Thank you for your attention Interested in PSI?   Then why not visit: www.epsiplatform.eu & http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/policy/psi/index_en.htm Ask yourself: When did I last visit the European PSI Platform? When did I last provide information to the European PSI Platform? When did I last participate in a European PSI Platform initiative? When did I last dissemination information from the European PSI Platform? Remember this is a resource to support YOU! The larger the number of stakeholders actively participating the richer the resource will be! So please exploit it!www.epsiplatform.eu

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