The European Commission is launching a call for tenders to carry out an Impact Assessment study on the list of high-value datasets to be made available by the Member States under the Open Data Directive (reference: SMART 2019/0025)

The ‘Directive on open data and the re-use of public sector information‘ was adopted on 6 June 2019. It will replace and enhance Directive 2003/98/EC on the re-use of public sector information. The new Open Data Directive envisages the adoption of an implementing act defining a list of high-value datasets (HVDs) held by public sector bodies and public undertakings, and their re-use conditions across the EU. These datasets are to be made available for re-use for free, via Application Programming Interfaces, in a machine-readable format and if possible as a bulk download.

The study will support the impact assessment underlying the implementing act. It has the following main objectives:

  1. identify in every Member State specific datasets that should belong to the list of HVDs;
  2. analyse the possible impacts of making the HVDs available for re-use free of charge on public sector bodies and public undertakings and the markets in which they operate;
  3. identify and quantify the socio-economic benefits, impacts and potential for AI applications of the identified datasets;
  4. assist in organising and analysing results of a public hearing and public consultation on HVDs.

The maximum amount allocated to the study is EUR 500 000.

The closing date of the call is 30 August 2019 at 16:00.

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