Opening Remarks, Richard Swetenham

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Opening Remarks, Richard Swetenham

  1. 1. Removing the roadblocks to a pan-European market for Public Sector Information re-use #daa11psi Share-PSI workshop, Brussels, 10 - 11 May 2011 Richard Swetenham Information Society and Media Directorate European Commission
  2. 2. PSI directive• builds on national rules on access to documents• allow commercial re-use• charges limited to cost recovery• transparency, no cross- subsidy, no exclusivityShare-PSI workshop, Brussels, 10 - 11 May 2011 ••• 2
  3. 3. Value of PSI increasingly recognised• Conclusions of the European Council (4 February 2011), in particular :• 21. The Commission is invited to make rapid progress in key areas of the digital economy to ensure the creation of the Digital Single Market by 2015, including the promotion and protection of creativity, the development of e-commerce and the availability of public sector information• http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/do cs/pressdata/en/ec/119175.pdf Share-PSI workshop, Brussels, 10 - 11 May 2011 ••• 3
  4. 4. Review of PSI Directive• ensure level playing field where government body has business activity• clarify terminology (right of re- use)• review scope (exceptions)• results of public consultation online• Commission decision on options Nov 2011Share-PSI workshop, Brussels, 10 - 11 May 2011 ••• 4
  5. 5. SharePSI "big idea" May Workshop• 10/11 May, Brussels, 1.5 day workshop• interoperability and re-use for public sector information• What is holding things up? What can be done?• Use cases; technical standards; legal and licensing aspects of Public Sector Information (licensing in particular)• Call for Participation: position papers by 15 April• http://share-psi.eu/Share-PSI workshop, Brussels, 10 - 11 May 2011 ••• 5
  6. 6. Digital Agenda Assembly workshop 16 June• 01. Open data and re-use of public sector information• The workshop will bring together stakeholders to help the Commission develop its strategy for open data for the EU, taking into consideration the review of the Public Sector Information Directive• The workshop will build on the results of Share-PSI.eu• http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/events/cf /daa11/item-display.cfm?id=5963Share-PSI workshop, Brussels, 10 - 11 May 2011 ••• 6
  7. 7. Open data challenge• Apps competition for PSI• €20,000 prizes• Four main strands: – Ideas – Apps – Visualisations – Datasets• Open from 5 April until 5 June. Prizes at DAA• http://www.opendatachallenge.org/Share-PSI workshop, Brussels, 10 - 11 May 2011 ••• 7
  8. 8. Hack4Europe!• Europeana will host hackathons stimulating the use of its cultural heritage metadata. Europeana holds metadata on over 16 million cultural heritage objects.• Creative reuse of the Europeana content based on the Europeana Application Programming Interface (API) and Linked Open Data• Four European cities: – London, Barcelona, Poznan, Stockholm• Each hackathon will last one or two days and will bring together up to 30 developers.• 7 June 2011 - 11 June 2011. Prizes at DAA• http://version1.europeana.eu/web/api/hackathonsShare-PSI workshop, Brussels, 10 - 11 May 2011 ••• 8
  9. 9. data.gov.eu• Commission data portal 2012 – Relationship between data portal and existing sites with big datasets (Eurostat, Eur-Lex, CORDIS etc) – Inventory of datasets – Project design and implementation• Pan-European data portal 2013 – Relationship between pan-European and national portals – Governance – SustainabilityShare-PSI workshop, Brussels, 10 - 11 May 2011 ••• 9
  10. 10. Thank you! #daa11psi @EC_opendataShare-PSI workshop, Brussels, 10 - 11 May 2011 ••• 10

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