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Open Data (LT0024)



Action Plan: Lithuania Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active


Lead Institution: Information Society Development Committee under the Ministry of the Economy and Innovation

Support Institution(s): Office of the Government, Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of Finance, Association of Local Authorities in Lithuania., Open Source for Lithuania, open data group

Policy Areas

E-Government, Legislation & Regulation, Legislature, Open Data

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 Technology

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


I. Openness to the public of the activities of public governance institutions and their public accountability (open data)
1. Create an open data portal and integrate it into the European digital single market (continued work)
28 February 2018 – 31 December 2020
Lead implementing agency Information Society Development Committee under the Ministry of the Economy and Innovation
Commitment description
Current situation (status quo) and the public problem that the commitment will address Public sector institutions have accumulated a wealth of valuable information that is not readily and freely available for re-use in business development, promotion of economic growth, increasing public sector transparency, addressing social issues, promoting social and civic engagement.
Problem solution/Commitment The problem will be solved by developing methodological tools and technological possibilities for public sector institutions to open up the data they manage:
• Methodological legal framework has been created to provide for preconditions for Lithuanian public sector institutions to form open data sets and their metadata and to publish them on the Lithuanian Open Data Portal.
• An information technology infrastructure has been developed to make public sector data and metadata public and to provide information to domestic users (businesses, public organisations and citizens) and it has been integrated into the European Open Data Infrastructure.
• The organisational structure for the planning, financing and implementation of open data activities has been implemented.
Main objective Create Lithuania’s open data portal
How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem? • The creation of Lithuania’s open data portal will provide business representatives, non-governmental organisations and active citizens with access to information resources accumulated and opened up by the institutions, while public sector institutions will enjoy the benefit of greater accessibility and transparency.
• Opening public sector data will enable active members of the public to make proposals and influence decision-making, while at the same time developing citizens’ trust in government institutions and their civic engagement.
• Adopted and implemented decisions on the organisational structure of open data will create the prerequisite for the smooth opening of public sector data and will enable the public to assess the effectiveness of public sector decisions and the related accountability.
Action and its description Expected concrete result Start date: End date:
1. Preparation of methodological tools for the formation of open data An operating model draft has been worked out along with the draft amendment to the methodological recommendations for the opening of public sector data. 28/02/2018 30/04/2019
2. Preparation of legal environment for open data operations Preparation of draft legislation providing for favourable legal environment for the opening of public sector data 31/03/2019 31/10/2019
3. Implementation of the organisational structure for open data operations Adoption and implementation of legal acts on the organisational structure for data opening operations 30/06/2019 31/12/2019
4. Creation and introduction of technological tools required for the open data portal and the formation and use of other open data Completed measure 10/04/2019 30/04/2020
How is the commitment relevant to the values of transparency, accountability and civic participation? The commitment will encourage the opening of the data, increase public access to information and it will substantially increase public sector transparency.
Additional information The measures will be implemented through the following two projects:
• ‘Implementation of open data platform enabling effective public-sector information reuse for business and creation of data management tools’
(No 02.2.1-CPVA-V-523-01-0001)
• ‘Implementation of the methodological and legal regulation measures for the development of open data in Lithuania and the development of employees’ competences at state institutions’
(No 10.1.2-ESFA-V-915-01-0002)
‘The above projects are part of the programme ‘Digital Agenda for the Republic of Lithuania’,
Both projects are in progress
Contact information
Lead implementing agency Information Society Development Committee under the Ministry of the Economy and Innovation
Name, title, department, email and telephone number of the responsible person Project Promoter: Julius Belickas, Adviser, Information Resources Division,
email:, tel: 8 618 72 994Other ministries, departments/agencies involved Office of the Government, Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of Finance, Association of Local Authorities in Lithuania.
What civil society organisations, private sector representatives or other interested parties are you planning to involve in the implementation of the commitment? Do you plan to conduct a public consultation during the implementation of the commitment? The plans are to consult civil society representatives and public governance experts, academic community (civil society organisations (associations) ‘Open source for Lithuania’ Open data group
Trainings will be held for public sector representatives.


  1. Open Data

    LT0024, 2018, E-Government

  2. NGO Database, NGO Fund

    LT0025, 2018, Civic Space

  3. Publish Fiscal Information

    LT0026, 2018, E-Government

  4. Public Services by NGOs

    LT0027, 2018, Capacity Building

  5. Monitoring and Evlauation for Public Participation

    LT0028, 2018, Public Participation

  6. Legislative Process Evaluation

    LT0029, 2018, Capacity Building

  7. Build Open Data Portal, and Integrate Into the European Single Digital Market.

    LT0015, 2016, Capacity Building

  8. Publicize Information About Government Activities and Civic Participation in Governance.

    LT0016, 2016, Capacity Building

  9. Publish Online Information About Revenues and Spending of National and Municipal Institutions

    LT0017, 2016, E-Government

  10. Create and Broadcast Social Advertisements That Target Corruption in the Healthcare System

    LT0018, 2016, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  11. Create Legal, Organizational and Technical Tools to Easily Access Detailed Information About Election and Voting Procedures

    LT0019, 2016, E-Government

  12. Create Public Consultation Mechanism

    LT0020, 2016, Capacity Building

  13. Foster Open Public Governance Culture in Public Sector

    LT0021, 2016, Capacity Building

  14. Creation of NGO Database.

    LT0022, 2016, Civic Space

  15. Creation of NGO Fund.

    LT0023, 2016, Capacity Building

  16. Public Service Quality Improvements

    LT0007, 2014, Capacity Building

  17. Developing and Promoting E-Services

    LT0008, 2014, E-Government

  18. Encouraging Public Participation

    LT0009, 2014, E-Government

  19. Raising Civic Awareness

    LT0010, 2014, Education

  20. National Civil Society Fund Model Development

    LT0011, 2014, Civic Space

  21. Accessibility of Public Information

    LT0012, 2014, E-Government

  22. Public Decision-Making Transparency

    LT0013, 2014, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  23. Promoting Anti-Corruption Education

    LT0014, 2014, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  24. Increase of the Accessibility of the Information Held by Public Administration Authorities.

    LT0001, 2012, Records Management

  25. Centralised Publishing of Information on Government Activities

    LT0002, 2012, Records Management

  26. More Extensive Public Consultations

    LT0003, 2012, Public Participation

  27. Promotion of Public Participation in Public Administration Processes

    LT0004, 2012, Legislature

  28. Increasing the Accessibility of Services Provided to the Public.

    LT0005, 2012, E-Government

  29. Promotion of Public Participation in the Process for the Improvement of Service Provision

    LT0006, 2012, Public Participation