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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

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Open Data and Open Access. EU Policies and Practice

  1. 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.) , @ccbuhr
  2. 2. The European Commission... has 27 Commissioners
  3. 3. Neelie Kroes Digital Agenda The European Commission... with 27 Portfolios
  4. 4. , @NeelieKroesEU DAE 101 Actions
  5. 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 , @NeelieKroesEU
  6. 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. 7. on Open Access , @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. 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. 9. The European Commission... <ul><li>...Makes Policy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hard: Proposal for new PSI Directive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soft: Recommendation on Open Access </li></ul></ul><ul><li>...Builds (Infra)structures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pan-European Open Data Portal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>European Open Access Repository </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Data Research & Community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>...Works to Practice what it Preaches </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Decision on Re-Use of Commission Data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commission Open Data Portal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Access to funded Research Publications </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. ...further approval often required European Parliament Council of the European Union
  11. 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. 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. 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. 14. <ul><li>Further Pointers </li></ul><ul><li>Neelie's Video Message </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>More detail on EU Open Data </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>More detail on EU Open Access </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>