Through this working group, members exchange experiences and compare examples of city initiatives in the field of open data across the EU; build business cases; and collect evidence on the advantages of municipal open data
Public service information is the single largest source of information in Europe. Public authorities produce large amounts of official data that can provide a basis for new, innovative services and applications. This data has an estimated market value of about €40 billion.
Governments and cities are increasingly recognising the benefits of making their data open and reuseable. These data sets will contribute to more transparency, more democracy and to the idea of a knowledge society.
Several of our members have already launched their open data portals.
building a Europe-wide platform for exchanging open data experiences and encouraging other cities to make their data publicly available
exploring city activities and promoting mutual learning
harmonising data sets and standards: defining and strengthening the role of local authorities
cooperating with EU projects and the net community
maximising the benefits of open data for citizens, not just the potential market value
Aarhus Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropole Almere Amaroussion Amiens Metropole Amsterdam Athens Banja Luka Barcelona Belfast Berlin Bilbao Birmingham Bologna Bonn Bordeaux BrabantStad Bratislava Bristol Brno Brussels Capital Region Cardiff Cluj-Napoca Cologne Copenhagen Debrecen Dublin Edinburgh Eindhoven ENEDIS Espoo EUROCITIES Brussels Office Florence Genoa Ghent Glasgow Gothenburg Grenoble Alpes Metropole Hamburg Helsinki Karlstad Kortrijk Kungsbacka Leeds Leeuwarden Linkoping London Lyon Manchester Mannheim Metropole Europeenne de Lille Milan Munich Munster Nantes Netwerkstad Twente Newcastle-Gateshead Nice Cote d Azur Odessa Ostend Palermo Porto Rennes Metropole Reykjavik Riga Rotterdam Serdivan Sipoo Stockholm Strasbourg Stuttgart Sunderland Tallinn Tampere The Hague Turin Turku Uppsala Utrecht Valladolid Vilnius Zagreb Zaragoza Zurich