Encouraging the usage of open datasets: 2020 #EUDatathon competitors now open

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On 18 February, the European Commission and the Publications Office of the European Union launched the fourth version of the ‘EU Datathon‘, a contest that invitations folks keen about information to develop new, modern apps that make good use of the EU’s quite a few open datasets.

The utility course of is open till 3 May 2020. The twelve finalist groups shall be invited to current their concepts on 13-15 October 2020 in the course of the 18th European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels.

Budget and Administration Commissioner Johannes Hahn mentioned: “We have goldmines of data in the EU institutions for start-ups, developers and other data workers to use for creating new applications that will help us deliver even better solutions for our citizens and businesses.”

Cohesion and Reforms Commissioner Elisa Ferreira added: “This is an important bottom-up initiative: we want to hear from the people how we can make better use of the huge amount of open information we have at our disposal. Accessible data is of crucial importance for policy-making, so the aim is to position the EU as a digital leader in finding smart ways to improve people’s life thanks to open data.”

This yr’s EU Datathon focuses on 4 political priorities of the von der Leyen Commission (A European Green Deal, an economic system that works for folks, a brand new push for European democracy and a Europe match for the digital age) and contributes to the new EU Data Strategy additionally introduced on 18 February. More info on the EU Datathon is accessible right here.

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