Introducing Open Data

Introducing Open Data is an e-learning program curated by, tailored for individuals eager to grasp the essence and advantages of open data. Through an array of webinars, reading materials, and practical tools, participants will embark on a journey of discovery, exploring the boundless potential for creativity and innovation that open data holds.

Course description

Tailored for beginners, this program caters to academia, civil servants, journalists, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. Comprising five distinct lessons, each enriched with e-learning modules, reading materials, and illuminating videos, participants will delve into the following thematic areas:

Five lessons

  • What is open data? immerse yourself in the world of open data; from expert insights to unravelling the fundamentals, you’ll leave with a solid comprehension of open data’s significance and its pivotal role in driving digital transformation.
  • What is the value of open data? unearth the hidden value within open data, learning how it catalyses societal transformation, environmental safeguarding, and economic prosperity. 
  • Advocating for open data: embrace the challenge of advocating for open data within your organization, be it in the public or private sector. 
  • Open data as a catalyst of innovation: become an agent of change through a profound understanding of how open data fuels transformation; from e-learning sessions to engaging webinars, gain insights into cultivating an open data-friendly culture, navigating change management, and overcoming the primary hurdles in working with open data.
  • Unlocking the benefits of open data with navigate from open data basics to the intricacies of technical, legal, and practical aspects with this enlightening lesson. Real-life examples will inspire you as you learn about the array of services offered by, the official European open data platform. 

Learning outcomes

  • Possess a solid understanding of open data and its potential to transform businesses and societies.
  • Be equipped to construct an impact assessment framework for open data initiatives.
  • Demonstrate the ability to select appropriate metrics and indicators for measuring open data impact.
  • Be proficient in utilizing data analysis and visualization tools for measuring open data impact.
  • Analyse case studies of successful open data initiatives, identifying best practices for implementation.

Training offer Information

Website link
Organization url
Introducing Open Data
Target audience
Digital skills for the labour force.
Digital skills for ICT professionals and other digital experts.
Digital skills for all
Digital technology / specialisation
Big Data
Digital skill level
Geographic Scope - Country
European Union
Industry - Field of Education and Training
Database and network design and administration
Target language
Type of initiative
EU institutional initiative
Target group
Persons who have completed secondary/compulsory education
Typology of training opportunities
Learning activity
e-learning coursework
Assessment type
Training duration
Up to 1 week
Type of training record
Single offer
Part time light
Credential offered
Learning activity
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