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Spain is situated in first position of the european union in open public administration

26 october 2017

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It stresses the last european report on the information made public administrations for businesses to use them and create value-added services for citizenship.

The secretary-general for administration Digital, Sunday Molina, has participated today in the end and delivery of prizes 7Th edition of the meeting Provided (Opens in new window) on “ the value of data in the global ecosystem ” where it has highlighted the top spanish open data of eu countries, according to the latest report of the European Portal.

Open data (open data) are on file with the administration and published for use by entrepreneurs and businesses to generate value-added services to citizens. In the portal datos.gob.es centralizes, which publicizes the government of Spain, the number of open data has increased from approximately 7,000 in 2015 to more than 16,000 in 2017.

More than 500 companies used to recycle and benefit from this information, creating a direct economic volume is between 600 and 750 million euros. “ Hence the importance of promoting public policies that promote continuously the opening of data and reuse ”, the secretary-general has stressed.

Indeed, the major thrust of our country, in accordance with the report published by the european Data Portal (Opens in new window) it has been the significant increase in the impact of open data in the economic sphere. Thus, spain scored in this Latest edition the maximum score, 120 points, compared to 90 of the last edition. Moreover, only two countries have identified completely mature in data availability: france (with an 84.4 per cent) and spain (with 92.2 per cent), highlighting the work done by the latter in the measurement of the social impact of open data obtained 100 per cent of the points as possible.

Sunday, Molina has ensured that “ sharing information and re-use data not only provides a clear economic benefit, but it is in the immediate benefit for citizens and public administrations ”.

The secretary-general has also highlighted the sixth position reached by our country in the Open Useful Usable Economy Government Data Index (OURData Index) of the oecd. This Index contains indicators focused on three fundamental aspects: data availability, accessibility and government support for reuse. The "Provides 2017" Awards are intended to recognize experiences that have been put in place during the past two years, making use of open data generated by public administrations and private entities.

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