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Data Opening (HR0034)



Action Plan: Croatia Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active



Support Institution(s): Information Commissioner, Council of the OGP Initiative, Ministry of Administration

Policy Areas

E-Government, Open Data

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


Implementation of the measure is under way and will continue until 21 August 2020
Description of the measure
Which public issue does the measure address? The open data of the public sector represent a resource for economic
activity and a source of information on monitoring the work of the
Government and administration.
The data in the possession of public authorities are only publicly available
to a lesser degree, and if they are available, are often only accessible in
unsuitable formats, that is, formats which do not allow the reuse of such
In the previous period, the Open Data Portal was established, but only a
small number of datasets have been published on it (around 400, involving
only 63 publishers).
What does the measure include? The main goal of the measure is to increase the quantity of open data and
contribute to the increased reuse of open data. The measure attempts to
ensure the prerequisites and framework for the efficient opening of data at
the level of the state administration and encourage state bodies to open
data. It is expected that the implementation of the measure will increase the
quantity of open data on the Open Data Portal of the Republic of Croatia,
particularly data which the European Commission has defined as priorities,
and the quality of such data. It is expected that opening data will indirectly
encourage the production of innovative non-commercial and commercial
applications, more intensive cooperation between the private and civil
sectors, particularly in the area of applying information technology, and
improve electronic public services and the transparency of public
administration. At the same time, the current version of the Open Data
Portal will be improved so as to improve its functionality and assure the
ongoing updating of its key components.
How does the measure contribute to resolving the
public issue?
Since the problem has been noted that only a few bodies are opening data,
it is expected that the technological, process and functional improvement of
the IT system for publishing open data by public authorities in machinereadable form will improve the open data system, which will result in the
inclusion of a greater number of subjects of public authority bodies in
publishing open data. In addition, it is expected that opening data, or the
availability of more datasets on the Open Data Portal, will result in the
increased reuse of public sector data.
Why is this measure relevant to the values of the
Open Government Partnership?
The measure contributes directly to increasing transparency by increasing
the availability of public sector information, and indirectly to civic
participation by providing information as the first step in civic participation
and public accountability, by increasing the openness of the work of state
administration bodies.
Additional information The total costs of implementing the measure are HRK 6,798,000.
The project will be co-financed by funds from the Operational Programme
for Efficient Human Resources 2014-2020, of which the ESF contribution is
HRK 5,778,300 (85%), and the national contribution HRK 1,019,700 (15%).
The measure is in accordance with the e-Croatia 2020 Strategy
Activities Implementation start date Implementation end date
9.1. Adapting the IT systems of public sector
bodies to the Open Data Portal January 2019 January 2021
9.2. Analysing the current situation and
identifying requirements for improvement January 2019 January 2021
9.3. Ongoing technological, process and
functional building up of the current IT system for
publishing open data
Ongoing Ongoing
Contact information
Person responsible in the body which is Leader of the
Bernard Gršić
Function, department State Secretary
Email and telephone, +385 1 4400 840
Other participants
State participants Information Commissioner, Council of the OGP Initiative, Ministry of
NGOs, private sector,
multilaterals, working groups
NGOs, private sector

Croatia's Commitments

  1. Implementing Right to Information

    HR0026, 2018, Capacity Building

  2. Fiscal Transparency

    HR0027, 2018, E-Government

  3. Political Finance Transparency

    HR0028, 2018, Capacity Building

  4. Commercial Regulations of Companies Owning Local Governments

    HR0029, 2018, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  5. Transparency in NGO Project Finance

    HR0030, 2018, Capacity Building

  6. Protection of Persons Reporting Corruption

    HR0031, 2018, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  7. Parliamentary Transparency

    HR0032, 2018, E-Government

  8. Media Regulations Framework

    HR0033, 2018, Civic Space

  9. Data Opening

    HR0034, 2018, E-Government

  10. Raising Awareness About Open Data

    HR0035, 2018, Capacity Building

  11. Central State Portal

    HR0036, 2018, E-Government

  12. Public Consultations

    HR0037, 2018, Capacity Building

  13. Implementation of Anti-Corruption Policies by NGOs

    HR0038, 2018, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  14. Local and Regional Open Government

    HR0039, 2018, E-Government

  15. OGP Sustainability

    HR0040, 2018, Capacity Building

  16. Right to Access Information Legislative Framework

    HR0010, 2014, Legislation & Regulation

  17. Improving the Implementation of the Right of Access to Information Act

    HR0011, 2014, Capacity Building

  18. Proactive Release of Information and Opening Data

    HR0012, 2014, Capacity Building

  19. Fiscal Transparency

    HR0013, 2014, Capacity Building

  20. Improvements of Transparency and Efficiency in Public Administration Work

    HR0014, 2014, Capacity Building

  21. Improvement of Transparency of Election and Referendum Campaigns

    HR0015, 2014, E-Government

  22. Transparency in the Area of Youth Policy

    HR0016, 2014, E-Government

  23. Media Transparency

    HR0017, 2014, Civic Space

  24. Improving Transparency of Information on Members of Parliament and Their Work

    HR0018, 2014, Asset Disclosure

  25. Improving Transparency of Data on Assets of Officials

    HR0019, 2014, Asset Disclosure

  26. Improving the Consultation Process with the Interested Public in Legislative Procedures

    HR0020, 2014, Capacity Building

  27. Ensuring the Sustainability of Values and Content of the OGP Initiative

    HR0021, 2014, Capacity Building

  28. Participation in Drafting the New Anti-Corruption Strategy

    HR0022, 2014, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  29. Regulation of Lobbying

    HR0023, 2014, Capacity Building

  30. Improving Efficiency of the Ministry of Interior's Complaints Commission

    HR0024, 2014, Justice

  31. Promoting Civil Participation in the Work of Civil Society Organizations

    HR0025, 2014, Civic Space

  32. Improving the Content and Transparency of Budgetary Documents: Publish and Update the State Budget Proposal

    HR0001, 2012, Fiscal Transparency

  33. Improving Transparency of Business Activity of the Companies of Special State Interest

    HR0002, 2012, Private Sector

  34. Making the Contents of All Budgetary Documents Understandable and Accessible to Citizens

    HR0003, 2012, Fiscal Transparency

  35. Improving Accessibility of Local Budget Contents to the Citizens and the Public: Give Recommendations to Local Units to Publish Budget Documents

    HR0004, 2012, Fiscal Transparency

  36. Starred commitment Improving the Legislative Framework for Exercising the Right of Access to Information: Amend the Act on the Right of Access to Information

    HR0005, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  37. Starred commitment Improving Access to Information on Expending Public Resources and Contents of Relevant Registers: Implementation of Acts on Political Activity and Campaign Financing

    HR0006, 2012, Civic Space

  38. Ensuring Transparent Work of Public Authority Bodies in the Service of Exercising Citizen Rights: Enhancement of Web Portal with Info on Exercising Rights

    HR0007, 2012, E-Government

  39. Starred commitment Setting up a System of Participatory Drafting and Monitoring of State and Local Budget Implementation: Public Discussions on Budget Allocation

    HR0008, 2012, Participation in Budget Processes

  40. Starred commitment Improving the Practice of Consulting the Interested Public in Procedures of Adopting New Laws: Amend Procedural Rules

    HR0009, 2012, E-Government