Ireland rated 1st in the EU in Open Data Maturity Study for the third year running

December 3, 2019

Ireland is continuing to lead the way in Europe for Open Data having been ranked top of the European Commission’s Open Data Maturity survey for the past 3 years running - 2017, 2018 and 2019.    The results of the EU Commission 2019 Open Data Maturity report were published on 2 December.  

The report is the fifth in a series of annual studies that assess the level of open data maturity in the EU28 Member States plus the European Free Trade Association countries (or “EFTA”: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, together called the EU28+ countries). The report serves as a benchmark to gain insights into the development achieved in the field of open data in Europe. The assessment measures maturity against four open data dimensions: policy, portal, impact, and quality.

The Irish factsheet can be accessed here.  The full report is available here.

Separately, in the recently published OECD 2019 ‘OurData Index on Open Government Data’, Ireland was placed 3rd behind Korea and France respectively.  The report can be accessed here.