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You are here: Home kb Communication & Events News The EC launched Open Data Strategy for Europe with an expected economy boost of 40 billion Euro

The EC launched Open Data Strategy for Europe with an expected economy boost of 40 billion Euro


The Commission has launched an Open Data Strategy for Europe, which is expected to deliver a €40 billion boost to the EU's economy each year. Europe’s public administrations are sitting on a goldmine of unrealised economic potential: the large volumes of information collected by numerous public authorities and services. Member States such as the United Kingdom and France are already demonstrating this value. The strategy to lift performance EU-wide is three-fold: firstly the Commission will lead by example, opening its vaults of information to the public for free through a new data portal. Secondly, a level playing field for open data across the EU will be established. Finally, these new measures are backed by the €100 million which will be granted in 2011-2013 to fund research into improved data-handling technologies.

Dec 12, 2011 12:00 AM

Europa Press Releases

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