This page lists good practices and pledges of the report on B2G data-sharing collaborations "Towards a European strategy on business-to-government data sharing for the public interest".

The experts of the High-level Expert Group on B2G data sharing put forward 12 examples of existing good practices and 5 pledges to engage in new B2G data-sharing collaborations. These pledges will serve as important use cases to test the revised principles contained in the report and illustrate further good practices.


  • Good practices

    The European Commission has taken steps to increase awareness and understanding of the potential of private-sector data for the public interest and encourage players to engage in B2G data sharing.

  • Finnish forest data ecosystem

    The forestry sector generates yearly around EUR 8.4 billion of Finnish GDP and it dominates the bio-economy sector in Finland.

  • BBVA and UN Global Pulse measure economic resilience to disasters with financial data

    As temperatures climb and oceans warm, regions will face drastic changes and will be increasingly affected by natural disasters. In the face of climate change, how could measuring economic activity in real time be used to design feedback loops into disaster preparation, recovery and reconstruction programmes and policies?

  • Know your customer (KYC) utility

    In the context of growing anti-money-laundering (AML) and combating-the-financing-of-terrorism (CFT) awareness worldwide, implementation of ‘know your customer’ (KYC) utility requirements raises economic and legal concerns. Indeed, it is demanding, considering regulatory risk, operational cost and customer (user) experience.

  • Labour-market transparency

    In France, labour-market intermediation services are provided both by a national public employment service, named Pôle emploi, and private companies (known as ‘job boards’), e.g. Monster, LeBonCoin, HelloJob, Indeed.

  • Mobility data for operating England’s highways infrastructure

    Highways England (United Kingdom) oversees over 4 300 miles (6 920 km) of road. The specific motorways under Highways England’s jurisdiction carry one third of all traffic by mileage and two thirds of all heavy goods traffic in England.

  • Mapping EU fishing activities using ship-tracking data

    Knowledge of fishing activities is useful not only for fisheries research but it is also a key element for policymakers to plan activities at sea (maritime spatial planning) or to assess the impact of introducing new marine protected areas.

  • Nordic smart government

    The ambition of Nordic smart government (NSG) is to make life simpler for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in the Nordic region by changing the use of business data and making it available for public and private players in real-time.

  • Romanian breast cancer molecular-profiling tumour board

    The story of a successful public-private partnership (ppp) in the e-health sector.

  • Safety-related traffic information

    Vehicle-generated data has a huge potential to help achieve public-interest purposes, such as road safety.

  • Smart mobility info and ticketing system leading the way for effective emobility services

    The European research project SMILE represents a showpiece for the implementation of integrated mobility.

  • Using vessel traffic data for the production of official statistics

    At EU level, Eurostat is responsible for the development, production and dissemination of European statistics. For the maritime domain, Eurostat collects maritime transport data and publishes statistics regarding transportation of goods and passengers and vessel traffic within the EU, as well as Norway and Turkey.

  • Smart Prague strategy for smart mobility

    The Czech capital faces new challenges. How to approach the public-space development issue in a sustainable manner, which will bring an improved comfort and new services to its inhabitants? How to respond to the growing number of the capital’s population and thus to greater demands on the city’s infrastructure?

  • Mobile operator data used to unveil migration and mobility patterns in climate stressed regions

    Climate change is likely to drive migration from environmentally stressed areas. However quantifying short and long-term movements across large regions is challenging due to difficulties in the collection of human mobility data at high spatial and temporal resolution.

  • Pledges

    The pledges will serve as important use cases to test the revised principles and illustrate further good practices on B2G.

  • Enabling a personalised healthcare future by adopting comprehensive genomic profiling as a standard clinical practice

    This pledge has been put forward by Ioana Stoenescu, expert of the High-level Expert Group on B2G data sharing.

  • Urban Logistics data sharing

    This pledge will help optimise logistic flows and generate a mutualisation of resources.

  • The B2G data stewards network

    This pledge has been put forward by Stefaan Verhults, expert of the High-level Expert Group on B2G data sharing.

  • BIDA and the UN Climate Change Conference

    This pledge has been put forward by 2 experts of the High-level Expert Group on B2G data sharing: Richard Benjamins and Juan Murillo Arias.

  • Regional European data space

    This pledge has been put forward by Nuria Oliver, expert of the High-level Expert Group on B2G data sharing.