We are glad to announce that Open Evidence, in consortium with Deloitte, time.Lex, WIK Consult, and Spark Legal Network and Consultancy has been carrying out the “Study to support the review of Directive 2003/98/EC on the reuse of the public sector information” for the European Commission (DG CONNECT).
The study objective is to evaluate the functioning of the 2003 Directive on re-use of Public Sector Information (PSI Directive) in the Member States. It also includes an evaluation of the modifications in the Directive in 2013 and the interplay between the PSI Directive and other relevant pieces of legislation, such as the INSPIRE Directive.
The European Union has entered a new age of digital development —one driven by evergrowing production and consumption of data. Public Sector Bodies in Europe have been generating vast amount of valuable data for centuries. These information however were traditionally “locked” and not shared with other stakeholders for whom these data were also valuable. Today, considering the fast changing nature of the data market and the emergence of new trends, there is a new need of evaluating the performance of the PSI Directive and analysing how to make it relevant for the next 10 years. Based on the best data available, this study provides an assessment of the effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, coherence and added value of the PSI Directive and builds on this to offer some policy options and perspectives for the future.