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Call for Proposals: CEF-TC-2015-1: Public Open Data

CALL FOR PROPOSALS CONCERNING PROJECTS OF COMMON INTEREST UNDER
THE CONNECTING  EUROPE FACILITY IN THE FIELD OF TRANS-EUROPEAN
TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORKS

CEF TELECOM CALLS2015
CEF-TC-2015-1: Public Open Data
 

Call Context
The general context for this call for proposals is defined in Section  2.1 of the 2015 workprogramme as published on the call  page on the Innovation and Networks Executive  Agency (INEA) website. The background and rationale for this call for proposals are defined in the Section 3.1.6.1of the 2015 workprogramme. The 2015 CEF Telecom Public Open Data call makes an indicative €4.5 million of funding available for proposals in this area.

This call will complement and extend the support provided to data providers by activities launched under the 2014 workrogramme, in particular addressing datasets produced by public administrations at the national/regional/local levels from different Member States covering cross-border areas.

Proposals must address all five issues listed below
  • Facilitate the re-use of datasets belonging to the same domain and generated bydifferent authorities in cross-border areas, e.g. by harmonising their metadata beyond the use of the same metadata model (minimum degree of harmonisation provided by default by the pan-European Open Data portal) and possibly the data themselves, e.g. through their aggregation, as well as by improving their overall quality.
  • Address both technical and legal issues, therefore including the adoption of harmonised conditions for re-use (through direct access or a provided service) and ensuring maximum interoperability of licensing conditions for public data openfor re-use.
  • Give priority to thedomains defined in Commission notice 2014/C 240/01 "Guidelines on recommended standard licences, datasets and charging for thereuse of documents ", section 3.1 (i.e. geospatial data, earth observation and environment, transport, statistics, companies)
  • Streamline the metadata/data production process in view ofa sustainable processto ensure long-term maintenance of the harmonised datasets and facilitating updates beyond their initial aggregation.
  • Liaise with ongoing activities (CEF Telecom workprogramme 2014, other EC funded projects) already providing assistance for fostering uptake on public open data supply. The consortia should involve organisations with the necessary complementary expertise to attain the above-mentioned outcomes, with a minimum of two public administrations from two different Member States, directly or indirectly representing the data providers. If appropriate the consortia may also involve data users and/or private sector organisations (e.g. for providing technical support).
 Full details on the INEA site.



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