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EU Open Data Days - Shaping our future with open data

Data will play a key role in our future. Sometimes called ‘the new oil’, they form a basis for research and innovation and for the development of new products, services and powerful technologies. Innovations arising from open data will improve our lives and boost economic growth.

Would you like to contribute to the shift to a data-driven economy? This is your chance! The Publications Office of the European Union is organising the EU Open Data Days that will take place from 23 to 25 November 2021. This event will give you a unique opportunity to meet the open data community, share experience with experts in the field and explore successful data-driven projects.

This fully online event will start with EU DataViz 2021, a conference on open data and data visualisation, on 23 and 24 November. It will close with the finale of EU Datathon, the annual open data competition, on 25 November.

Interested in contributing to the event? Here is your opportunity: 

  • Speak at EU DataViz 2021

Are you an expert in open data and/or data visualisation? We encourage you to submit a proposal to share your ideas, successful projects and best practices. We welcome suggestions from all over the world, and from all sectors: academia, private entities, journalists, data visualisation professionals, EU institutions, national public administrations and more. For more information, visit the EU DataViz website.

Submit your proposal for a conference contribution by 21 May 2021.

  • Compete in EU Datathon 2021

Propose your idea for an application built on open data and compete for your share of the prize fund of EUR 99 000. Demonstrate the value of open data and address a challenge related to the European Commission priorities. We welcome ideas from data enthusiasts from all around the world.

Looking for an inspiration how to put data practical use? Get ideas on the EU Open Data Portal.
For more information, check the rules of the competition. Submit your proposal for an application by 21 May 2021.

Find out more on the EU Open Data Days website and follow updates on Twitter @EU_opendata.