In addition to EU legislation, the Commission:
- engages with experts from EU countries in the Public Sector Information expert group (PSI Group);
- funds an Open Data incubator assisting small and medium-sized entreprises in building sustainable business ideas on the basis of Open Data;
- funded the Legal Aspects of Public Sector Information (LAPSI) — thematic network of lawyers specialising on PSI re-use, including academics and practitioners;
- commissioned studies on the following issues:
- Presence of exclusive agreements in EU countries;
- Studies on the economic potential of PSI re-use.
- developed an Open Data Portal for its own documents and a pan-European digital service infrastructure aggregating content of existing open data portals inside the EU;
- contributed to the G8 process on opening up government information, also for re-use, leading to the adoption of a G8 Open Data Charter.
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The European Commission's policies focus on generating value for the economy and society through the reuse of public sector information.
Open data portals
Open data portals facilitate access to and reuse of public sector information. They can help encourage cross-border use of reusable data in Europe.
Implementation of the Public Sector Information Directive
The Commission has created a detailed list on how different countries have implemented the Public Sector Information (PSI) directive
From the Public Sector Information (PSI) Directive to the Open Data Directive
The reuse of open data can help grow the European economy, develop artificial intelligence and aid work to overcome societal challenges.