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Expand Open Data (FR0033)



Action Plan: France Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active


Lead Institution: Minister of State for the Digital Sector, attached to the Prime Minister

Support Institution(s): Ministry for the Ecological and Solidary Transition, Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of National Education, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation

Policy Areas

E-Government, Open Data, Records Management

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information Civic Participation , Technology

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


Lead institution(s):
Minister of State for the Digital Sector, attached to the Prime Minister
Other stakeholders:
Ministry for the Ecological and Solidary Transition, Ministry for Europe
and Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of National Education, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation
Commitment building on: commitment no. 11 Co-produce with civil society the data infrastructure essential to society and economy; commitment no. 12 Further expand the opening of legal resources & the collaboration with civil society on opening the law and commitment no. 15 Strengthen government policy on the opening and circulation of data of the NAP for 2015-2017
OGP principles with which the commitment is associated:
Access to information, accountability, innovation and technology for openness
Opening public data furthers democratic transparency and economic and social innovation.
It improves public action and develops new forms of public regulation.
The Digital Republic Act, promulgated in 2016, has made major headway with the extension of the open data policy scope to new stakeholders (including local authorities and industrial and commercial public services), introduction of the open by default principle and setup of a public reference data service.
Increase the impact of ministry-led policies to open up public data and build data infrastructure.
Implementation of these measures now needs to be monitored and supported, and the cultural barriers that persist within government departments must also be removed. In order to advance the usefulness and impact for the economy and society of available APIs and data, and strengthen the link with the business ecosystems and communities of re-users, sector-specific "verticals" are also set to be developed around geodata, corporate data and transport data for example.
With respect to the cross-cutting actions to be carried out, the focus will be on:
Facilitating and encouraging the application of the open by default principle;
Fostering the re-use of open public data, not least that which are of strong economic and societal value (such as the public data service, sector-specific open data);
Assessing the impact of opening up and re-using public data.
The road map in detail

Enrich the "public data service" (SPD) with new databases, by leading SPD-oriented governance:
Work with the community on identifying 2 to 3 high-impact datasets per ministry
Define a timescale for opening up these datasets 2019
Develop "verticals" (sector-specific data, APIs, openlabs and dedicated community management, etc.) depending on the theme (e.g.: transport, energy and so on) in connection with the platform From semester 2 2018
Push on with the development of and build in new features:
Improve data quality and create links between data (enrich metadata)
Allow citizens or businesses to ask for data to be opened up Semester 2 2018


  1. Transparency of Public Services

    FR0030, 2018, E-Government

  2. Transparency of Public Procurement

    FR0031, 2018, E-Government

  3. Transparency of Development Aid

    FR0032, 2018, Aid

  4. Expand Open Data

    FR0033, 2018, E-Government

  5. Improved Data Policies and Administration

    FR0034, 2018, Capacity Building

  6. Transparency of Public Algorithms

    FR0035, 2018, E-Government

  7. Open Data at Sub-National Level

    FR0036, 2018, Capacity Building

  8. State AI Lab

    FR0037, 2018, Capacity Building

  9. Administrative Capacity-Building

    FR0038, 2018, Capacity Building

  10. Public Service Incubators

    FR0039, 2018, Capacity Building

  11. Streamline Data Flows

    FR0040, 2018, E-Government

  12. Open Etat Forum

    FR0041, 2018, E-Government

  13. Online Procedures Dashboard

    FR0042, 2018, E-Government

  14. Govtech Summit

    FR0043, 2018, Capacity Building

  15. Imrove Public Consultation Mechanisms

    FR0044, 2018, E-Government

  16. International Transparency and Citizen Participation

    FR0045, 2018, Aid

  17. Public Pariticipation in Sustainable Development

    FR0046, 2018, Capacity Building

  18. Open Science

    FR0047, 2018, E-Government

  19. Citizen Involvement in Cour Des Comptes

    FR0048, 2018, Capacity Building

  20. Private Sector Transparency

    FR0049, 2018, Asset Disclosure

  21. Access to Information on Public Officials

    FR0050, 2018, Asset Disclosure

  22. Open Regional and Local Authorities' Data

    FR0001, 2015, Fiscal Transparency

  23. Publish Municipal Council Decisions and Reports Online

    FR0002, 2015, E-Government

  24. Publish Building Permits in Open Data Format

    FR0003, 2015, Open Data

  25. Starred commitment Increase Transparency in Public Procurement

    FR0004, 2015, Open Contracting and Procurement

  26. Improve Transparency in International Development Aid

    FR0005, 2015, Aid

  27. Open Access to Public Policy Evaluations

    FR0006, 2015, E-Government

  28. Involve Citizens in Cour Des Comptes Work

    FR0007, 2015, Fiscal Transparency

  29. Access to Public Officials Transparency Obligations

    FR0008, 2015, E-Government

  30. Starred commitment Beneficial Ownership

    FR0009, 2015, Beneficial Ownership

  31. Transparency in Extractive Industries

    FR0010, 2015, Extractive Industries

  32. Transparency in International Trade Commercial Negotiations

    FR0011, 2015, Labor

  33. Fix My Neighborhood

    FR0012, 2015, E-Government

  34. Digital Fix-It

    FR0013, 2015, Open Data

  35. Co-Produce Data Infrastructure with Civil Society

    FR0014, 2015, Open Data

  36. Starred commitment Open Legal Resources

    FR0015, 2015, Legislation & Regulation

  37. Reform Participatory Mechanisms

    FR0016, 2015, Public Participation

  38. Mediation and Justice

    FR0017, 2015, Judiciary

  39. Starred commitment Open and Circulate Data

    FR0018, 2015, Land & Spatial Planning

  40. Open Calculation Models and Simulators

    FR0019, 2015, Open Data

  41. Open Platform for Government Resources

    FR0020, 2015, E-Government

  42. Improve Public Services Through E-Government and User Interaction

    FR0021, 2015, E-Government

  43. Empower Civil Society to Support Schools

    FR0022, 2015, E-Government

  44. Diversify Recruitment Within Public Institutions

    FR0023, 2015, Capacity Building

  45. Culture Change

    FR0024, 2015, Capacity Building

  46. Spread Public Innovation

    FR0025, 2015, Capacity Building

  47. Starred commitment Protect Against Conflicts of Interest

    FR0026, 2015, Conflicts of Interest

  48. Civil Society & Transparency in COP21 Conference Planning

    FR0027, 2015, Environment and Climate

  49. Open Data and Climate/Sustainable Development

    FR0028, 2015, Open Data

  50. Collaborate with Civil Society on Climate and Sustainable Development

    FR0029, 2015, Environment and Climate