Legal & Ethics subgroup webinar series

Open Data Initiative – High-Value Datasets

Event for Living-in.EU Signatories and Supporters only.

The Open Data Directive adopted in 2019 contains provisions for the creation of a list of high-value datasets that will have to be made open for publication, re-use and published via API. These datasets will include data held by public sector bodies in EU member states, at national, regional, and local levels.

On 24 May 2022, the Commission opened a consultation to define the list of high-value datasets and published the draft implementing regulation. The proposal provides cities with an opportunity to access new datasets in possession of public sector bodies, but it also specifies datasets held by local administrations. For instance, the proposal includes statistical datasets related to population, fertility, and mortality, as well as datasets relating to GDP main aggregates such as GDP and employment.

What will be the impact of this open data initiative on cities?

Draft Agenda

10:00 – 10:05 Opening

10:05 – 10:20 Commission’s perspective on High-value Datasets

Anna Ludin, Policy Officer, CNECT G.1 Data policy and innovation

10:20 – 11:05 City’s perspective

Bart Rosseau, Head of Unit Data and Information at City of Ghent
Gloria Volkmann, Project manager Open Data, City of Cologne
Charlotte van Ooijen, Associate Director, Digital Government and Data, Lisbon Council

11:05 – 11:20 Reflection and suggestions

11:15 – 11:25 Q and A

11:25 – 11:30 Following up and closing


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