Open Data Hub for the European Union (EU) Goes Live!

Robin Wauters | The Next Web (TNW) | December 26, 2012

For the record: open data is general information that can be freely used, re-used and redistributed by anyone.

This could include geographical data, statistics, meteorological data, data from publicly funded research projects, and digitised books from libraries.

From the newly launched website:
    "This portal is about transparency, open government and innovation. The European Commission Data Portal provides access to open public data from the European Commission. It also provides access to data of other Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies at their request."

The portal is the result of the Commission’s ‘Open Data Strategy for Europe’, which was announced in December last year and is expected to deliver a 40 billion euro boost to the EU’s economy annually.