Open Data Maturity Report 2020
08 January 2021

Capgemini Invent has published its sixth annual report measuring the level of open data maturity across Europe. The “Open Data Maturity Report 2020” records the progress achieved by European countries as they push forward open data publication and re-use, and the different priorities they have set to enable it. The report was requested by the European Commission within the context of the European Data Portal* and coordinated by Capgemini Invent.

The 2020 report identified three notable trends:

  • Peak performance: the COVID-19 pandemic emphasized the genuine need for data;
  • From quantity to quality: ensuring interoperability;
  • From publishing to enabling re-use: harnessing the impact created.

The countries covered by this assessment include the EU27 Member States, as well as the EFTA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland. For the first time this year, the process opened participation to the “Eastern Partnership” countries (EaP: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine), as well as the United Kingdom (UK) following the planned withdrawal of the country from the Union.

About the European Data Portal

Open data refers to the information collected, produced or paid for by public bodies which can be freely used, modified and shared by anyone. The benefits of open data include an increase in government transparency and accountability as well tangible social and economic benefits for citizens, businesses and civil society. The Capgemini Invent study “The Economic Impact of Open Data – Opportunities for Value Creation in Europe” published in 2020 estimated a value between 199 and 334 billion EUR in market size for open data in 2025, employing directly and indirectly almost 2 million European citizens. The Portal collects information about the data made available from different European countries. Today, it covers 35 countries, 81 catalogues, links to more than 1 million datasets across Europe and offers a variety of learning resources and open data use cases.

Adapted from original source: https://www.capgemini.com/news/open-data-portal-2020/

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