Ireland achieves first place in its Open Data Maturity assessment for the second year running

December 18, 2018

The Open Data Team welcome the announcement by the European Commission that Ireland has achieved first place in its Open Data Maturity assessment, for the second year in a row.

According to the assessment of Open Data maturity in Europe for 2018, Ireland is best in class in Europe, with an overall open data maturity of 88%, followed closely by Spain (87%) and France (83%).

The assessment, which was carried out by Capgemini Consulting on behalf of the European Commission, is the fourth in a series of annual studies, and explores the speed at which the EU28 are moving in their Open Data–driven transformation. The 2018 report uses a series of indicators to measure Open Data maturity, including the level of development of Open Data policies which foster the reuse of Open Data, an assessment of the quality of data and sophistication of features available on national Open Data portals and the impact of Open Data. These benchmarks set a strong focus on updates to national Open Data strategies, and on their overall scope, as well as on the facilitation of coordination and cooperation.  Ireland scored especially highly on the ‘impact of Open Data’, with Real-time Passenger Information for transport services cited as an example of best practice.

The full report is available here.  The Irish factsheet is availabe here.