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Capgemini helps the EU to develop European Data Portal

Matteo Natalucci Published 18 March 2018

Partnership aims to improve the discoverability of data and improve EU data portal to foster re-use of public data resources


The European Commission has awarded to Capgemini Consulting a three-year contract, worth several million of pounds, to continue the development of the European Data Portal and related data economy studies and consulting services.

The European Data Portal is a core component of the public sector data infrastructure that has been set up by the European Commission to allow users across Member States to access to public data resources across Europe via the single point of contact which is the portal itself, offering over 800,000 datasets across 34 countries.

The portal also provides support to Member States via the set-up of communities of practice of national Open Data portal and policy owners, training and consultancy to improve and sustain data publishing practices.

The ultimate goal of the European Data Portal is to deliver impact based on the re-use of (Open) Data.

Beyond delivering improvements to the European Data Portal, the agreement will also include the measurement of Open Data maturity in Europe and will assess the market value of the data economy in light of the current and planned developments.

Dinand Tinholt, Vice-President and European Institutions Lead at Capgemini Consulting said, “The European Data Portal is uniquely positioned in setting the standard and supporting European countries to close the gap and reach higher levels of Open Data Maturity,”

Tinholt said, “This strategic win strengthens Capgemini’s position in making the data economy a reality, in providing both support and a perspective on what we can expect from the integration of a growing number of data sources.”.  

Wendy Carrara, Capgemini’s Principal Consultant managing the European Data Portal for the European Commission,said: “Member States understand the benefits of walking the Open Data journey together, and have embraced Capgemini as a trusted companion to live the data adventure side by side. We look forward to continuing to work with them over the coming years.”

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