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Slovak Republic

Regularly Publish Government Datasets (SK0127)



Action Plan: Slovak Republic Action Plan 2019-2021

Action Plan Cycle: 2019

Status: Active


Lead Institution: NA

Support Institution(s): NA

Policy Areas

Access to Information, E-Government, Open Data, Public Participation

IRM Review

IRM Report: Slovakia Design Report 2019-2021

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information , Civic Participation

Potential Impact:

Implementation i



The Open Data Initiative was brought to the Slovak Republic by the Open Government Initiative thanksthe first OGP Action Plan 2012-2013. Given the increasing importance of information and datawas established in 2016 by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic for Investment and Information Technology, whose aim isto develop the field of informatisation in Slovakia, which also includes the topic of open data. In 2019 it was established at theIPA data office that has the expertise to deal with different types of data, includingopen data. For this reason, it is not necessary for the USSR ROS to specialize in the topic of opendata, but focus on monitoring compliance with OGP commitments,collecting incentives and requests from civil society for publishing owned dataMinistries and other ÚOŠS and in cooperation with the data office at IPOII request thempublication.

The aim of the proposed commitment is therefore to continue publishing datasets and application dataprogramming interfaces (hereinafter referred to as "API") under the responsibility of ministries and other ÚOŠS and focus onimproving their quality and encouraging their use, building on the tasks of the previous Action PlanOGP 2017 - 2019. The commitment will help improve civil society and public access to dateinformation available to the State, thereby contributing to increased transparency. thankspublishing the required datasets or APIs to civil society, the public, orscientific research institutions a tool they can use to work or support the economybased on data.

Experience from performing tasks related to this topic, from discussions with those responsible for implementationtasks from ministries and other CSOs, from the environment of professional public prove that it is still desirable that ministries and other CSOs publish the datasets included in the list of alldatasets under the responsibility of ministries and other ÚOŠS and continued their regular publicationaccording to the Disclosure Plan as specified in the Strategy and the Disclosure Action Plan; andthe use of open government data. It is also important to continue from the USSR ROSin the ongoing monitoring of the public and civil society's disclosure requirementsthe most desirable datasets and APIs, and then intensively negotiate with ministries andby other TSOs about their publication. In order to improve the quality of further publication of datasets isit is important to continue regular analyzes and to implement the recommendations consistentlybased on them.

To streamline the use of published datasets and APIs, it is also appropriate to focus on the analysis ofkey datasets of ministries and other CSOs that should be compulsorily published.One of the proposed tasks is therefore to create a publishing minimum of datasets that will beinclude a list of obligatory published datasets of ministries and other ÚOŠS. Thisthe list should be developed in a participatory manner with the active participation of stakeholdersfrom civil society, experts and ministries and other CSOs and should reflect needspublic based on surveys after the most requested datasets, but also on topics, respectively. categoriesexamined by relevant international organizations or open data initiatives,in accordance with the principles of open governance. Monitoring publication of datasets from publicationthe ÚSV ROS will carry out the minimums as part of the annual regular analysis of publicationdatasets.

Fulfilling the role is also one of the steps to increase transparency and improve accessto public information in accordance with the will of the Government of the Slovak Republic declared in several strategicdocuments and initiatives:
• In its policy statement, the Government of the Slovak Republic endorsed transparencyand public information in the form of open data for the purposepromoting a data-based economy, which will stimulate entrepreneurshipenvironment,
• National concept of public administration informatisation (under the authority of the ÚPVII),
• Strategy and action plan for accessing and using open public data (vresponsible for the IPO II, the operator of the National Network and Electronic Services Agency, hereinafter referred to as' the"NASES"),
• The Slovak Republic also decided to address the challenge of decision-making and policy-makingon the basis of relevant and credible data available to experts as well as to the general publicAgenda 2030 priorities
• By 17 July 2021, the Slovak Republic is obliged to ensure the transposition of the Directive(EU) 2019/1024 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on open data are-use of public sector information.

Specific milestones towards the goal:
3. To elaborate publishing minimum for state administration in a participatory way
Deadline: 30 April 2020
Responsible: Deputy Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic for investments and informatisation
Co-responsible: Government Plenipotentiary for Civil Society Development

4. Put the minimum publishing minimum for the state administration into practice
Deadline: 31 December 2020
Responsible: Deputy Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic for investments and informatisation

5. After the publication of the minimum publishing minimum for the state administration to publish data frompublication minimum for state administration on the open data portal
Deadline: March 31, 2021 and then annually
Responsible: ministers, chairmen of other central state administration bodies

Ongoing tasks in the topic of open information, still ongoing from Government Resolution no. 104/2017 arelisted in Annex no. 1.2

IRM Midterm Status Summary

2. Publish open government data and APIs

Main Objective

“Regularly publish datasets and APIs of Ministries and their established organizations, as well as other Central authorities of the State administration.” [12] 


  1. Identify the publication minimum for central government authorities in a participative manner.
  2. Introduce the publication minimum for central government authorities into practice.
  3. Following the implementation of the publication minimum for central government authorities, annually publish data from the publication minimum for state administration on the open data portal

Editorial Note: For the complete text of this commitment, please see Slovakia’s action plan at

IRM Design Report Assessment





Access to Information, Civic participation

Potential impact:


Commitment Analysis

Open data has featured in all OGP action plans in Slovakia since it joined the partnership in 2011, [13] and this commitment is a continuation of the efforts in this area. It aims to build on previous data publication and tackle a great variation among public authorities in the quantity and quality of published datasets and APIs. It aims to engage with civil society and stakeholders in the process of identifying key datasets that will inform the list of minimum mandatory datasets for proactive publication.

Commitment 2 creates opportunities for the OGP value of civic participation through the decision-making process of what constitutes the minimum mandatory datasets, given the planned participatory processes. If the commitment and milestones are implemented successfully, it would also advance the OGP value of access to information as more useful and relevant data will be proactively available to the public.   

Previous action plans have included the launch of the national open data portal, [14] creating an enabling environment for the publication of high-quality government data in open formats, and API publication.

The Better data [15] working group (located in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for Investments and E-government) oversees the open data agenda. The group consists of public administration representatives and civil society representatives, such as members who are recognized experts on e-government and open data. Prior to the 2020 general elections, only one person represented each relevant authority and organization at the meetings. However, has collected feedback from everyone interested on its community platform. [16] The group has concluded that the process of developing minimum publication criteria for public bodies will draw from best practices that are already available in neighboring countries, e.g., in the Czech Republic. [17] This was previously raised as a practice to follow [18] by the Slovak open data community that actively participates in the working group. The Better data group has stated that the draft of the publication minimum would be created in a participatory manner in collaboration with the working group Data curators, [19] which brings together data curators from public administration who are responsible for the open data agenda at their institutions.  

Public access to information via the proactive publication of datasets by Slovak public authorities is inconsistent. The last implementation report [20] concluded that although public agencies generally publish datasets on, the extent and quality of the datasets vary substantially across agencies. At the time of writing this report (April 2020), five [21] out of 13 ministries published fewer than 20 datasets per ministry on since its launch. The most problematic is the low availability of high-demand datasets. Since the second action plan, [22] the Office of the Plenipotentiary regularly conducts a survey to explore what data the public perceives as important (high-demand datasets) and that the data publication strategy is informed by public demand. The following datasets regularly feature in these surveys: public transport timetables, the list of bus and rail stations, data on public transport occupancy, financial statements, budgets of all municipalities, budgets of state-owned enterprises, companies register, and cadaster’s data, etc. Public agencies still have not made most of this data available in open formats. Progress has been limited in the nine years that open data has featured in action plans, so the implementation of this commitment could help address this situation. The potential impact is moderate; one main difference between this commitment and previous commitments is the introduction of a mandatory minimum set of datasets that will need to be published in open formats by central government authorities.

The latest developments during the COVID-19 pandemic suggest that collaboration between the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for Investments and E-government and civil society could be successful and bring results. The central state website, which provides guidance and daily data related to COVID-19, [23] is a result of a joint co-creation effort by government and civil society. The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for Investments and E-government also recently recruited Ján Hargaš, former director of CSO, to advise the office with e-government reforms, [24] suggesting that relevant stakeholders from civil society will be welcome at the table when implementing this commitment.

Furthermore, an emphasis on the accessibility of high-quality data appeared in the 2020 – 2024 Government Manifesto, [25] pledging to ensure access to user-friendly data for state analysts, [26] adopt the Act on Data [27] (one of the outstanding commitments from the previous action plan), publish open API, [28] and use mobility data in innovative ways when planning transport infrastructure. [29]

[12] Office of the Plenipotentiary, Open Government Partnership National Action Plan of the Slovak Republic 2020 – 2021,
[13] Office of the Plenipotentiary, Open Government Partnership National Action Plan of the Slovak Republic,
[14] Matej Kurian, Open Government Partnership, IRM Slovakia Progress Report 2012 – 2013,
[15], Working group Better data, (in Slovak). 
[16], Working group Better data, (in Slovak).
[17] The Czech national open data portal and its definition of publication minimum, (in Czech).
[18], Transparent local government, December 2015, (in Slovak).
[19], Working group Data curators, (in Slovak).
[20] Mária Žuffová, IRM Slovakia Implementation Report 2017–2019,, Section 2: Update, publish, and promote datasets.
[21] As of 25 April 2020, the Ministry of Justice published 17 datasets, Ministry of Finance 14, Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Family 13, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs 11, and Ministry of Defense only eight.        
[22] Office of the Plenipotentiary, Open Government Partnership National Action Plan of the Slovak Republic 2015,
[23] Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for Investments and E-government, Nový web je ukážkovým príkladom spolupráce štátu a IT komunity (New website is an exemplary case of collaboration between state and IT community), (in Slovak).
[24] Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for Investments and E-government, Vicepremiérka Veronika Remišová a Ján Hargaš sa dohodli na vzájomnej spolupráci. Radiť jej bude v oblasti informatizácie. (Deputy Prime Minister Veronika Remišová and Ján Hargaš agreed on mutual cooperation. He will advise her on e-government.), (in Slovak). 
[25] Government Office, The 2020 – 2024 Government Manifesto, (in Slovak).
[26] Ibid, page 57.
[27] Ibid, page 69.
[28] Ibid, page 69.
[29] Ibid, pages 84 and 85.


  1. Publish Implementation Plans for Regulations

    SK0126, 2019, E-Government

  2. Regularly Publish Government Datasets

    SK0127, 2019, Access to Information

  3. Publish Data on Use of EU Grant Funding

    SK0128, 2019, Aid

  4. Publish Beneficial Ownership Data

    SK0129, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  5. Educational Resources Portal

    SK0130, 2019, Capacity Building

  6. National Open Science Strategy

    SK0131, 2019, Capacity Building

  7. Continuous Education for Participatory Policymaking

    SK0132, 2019, Capacity Building

  8. Report on Public Participation in Lawmaking

    SK0133, 2019, Public Participation

  9. Civil Society - Government Partnerships

    SK0134, 2019, Local Commitments

  10. Legislation Materials Portal

    SK0135, 2019, Access to Information

  11. Monitor Fulfillment of the Next Action Plan

    SK0136, 2019, Public Participation

  12. Open Data Portal

    SK0058, 2017, Access to Information

  13. Submit a Draft Law on Data to the Government.

    SK0059, 2017, Access to Information

  14. Public Administration Employee Training

    SK0060, 2017, Access to Information

  15. Data Publication Standards

    SK0061, 2017, Access to Information

  16. Update Open Data Portal

    SK0062, 2017, Access to Information

  17. Open Data Publication

    SK0063, 2017, Access to Information

  18. Open Data Awareness-Raising

    SK0064, 2017, Access to Information

  19. Survey About Open Data

    SK0065, 2017, Access to Information

  20. Publish Open Data

    SK0066, 2017, Access to Information

  21. Analysis of Open Data

    SK0067, 2017, Access to Information

  22. Open Data Strategy

    SK0068, 2017, Access to Information

  23. Develop Standards for Publicly Available Application Programming Interfaces and Submit Them to the Commission for the Standardization of Information Systems in Public Administration.

    SK0069, 2017, E-Government

  24. Ensure Open Data Publication

    SK0070, 2017, Access to Information

  25. Survey of Public Demand for Application Programming Interfaces

    SK0071, 2017, E-Government

  26. Publish Application Programming Interfaces

    SK0072, 2017, Access to Information

  27. Enable the Disclosure of Source Code and Development Using Open Methods for Newly Developed Plug-Ins and Extensions of Web Browsers and Client Applications.

    SK0073, 2017, Access to Information

  28. Custom-Made Information Systems

    SK0074, 2017, Access to Information

  29. Publish Open Source Software Data

    SK0075, 2017, Access to Information

  30. Study About Open Source Software

    SK0076, 2017, Access to Information

  31. Feasibility Study on NGO Satellite Account

    SK0077, 2017, Access to Information

  32. Define the Minimum Scope and Structure of the Disclosed Data on the Use of European Structural and Investment Funds, the EEA Financial Mechanism, Norwegian Financial Mechanism, the Swiss Financial Mechanism and Subsidy Schemes From the State Budget.

    SK0078, 2017, Aid

  33. Publish Financial Data

    SK0079, 2017, Access to Information

  34. Propose Changes to Central Register of Contracts Regulation

    SK0080, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  35. Create Space for the Publication of Local Self-Government (Municipality) Contracts in a Single Central Repository.

    SK0081, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  36. Establish and Operate a Repository of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic for Storage, Long-Term Archiving and Access to Educational Resources.

    SK0082, 2017, Access to Information

  37. Open Education Resources

    SK0083, 2017, Access to Information

  38. Reach Out to Partners Who Have Provided Educational Resources After 2008 to the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic Or to Its Directly Managed OrGanizations, with a Suggestion to Make Educational Resources Available Under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) Public License.

    SK0084, 2017, E-Government

  39. Enforce Public Licensing

    SK0085, 2017, Education

  40. Make Educational Resources Available in Local Langage

    SK0086, 2017, Education

  41. Ensure Availability of University Textbooks

    SK0087, 2017, Access to Information

  42. Introduce Specific Rules for Open Publication and the Obligation to Provide Free Access of Selected Publicly Funded Publica-Tions

    SK0088, 2017, Access to Information

  43. Analyze the Possibility of Applying Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) Public License As Standard for Selected Works Mandatorily Published in the Central Registry of Theses and Dissertations.

    SK0089, 2017, E-Government

  44. Awareness-Raising About Open Education Resources

    SK0090, 2017, E-Government

  45. Publish the Outcomes of the Approval Process of Educational Resources on the Web-Site of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic.

    SK0091, 2017, Access to Information

  46. To Introduce the Basic Principles of Open Access to Scientific Publications Under a Public License Under the Operational Program Research and Innovation.

    SK0092, 2017, Access to Information

  47. Ensure the Implementation of Public License Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

    SK0093, 2017, Access to Information

  48. Establish Contact Office for Open Access.

    SK0094, 2017, Access to Information

  49. Establish Conditions for Passportization of Open Research Data Under a Public License and Monitor Its Implementation in Practice.

    SK0095, 2017, Access to Information

  50. Establish and Operate a Repository to Provide Storage, Long-Term Archiving and Ac-Cess to Slovak Scientific and Academic Publications, Research Data and Gray Literature.

    SK0096, 2017, Access to Information

  51. Design Systematic Benchmarking Monitoring Mechanisms for the Measurement and Comparison and Propose Further Analyses Related to Acquiring, Processing and Re-Use of Research Data and Open Access Scientific Publications.

    SK0097, 2017, Access to Information

  52. Raise Awareness About Open Access in Academic Community

    SK0098, 2017, Access to Information

  53. Participate in International Coordination on Open Education Reforms

    SK0099, 2017, Access to Information

  54. Participatory Public Policy

    SK0100, 2017, E-Government

  55. Citizen-Traingin on Public Policy Making

    SK0101, 2017, Capacity Building

  56. Create Engaging Public Policies

    SK0102, 2017, Capacity Building

  57. Government Employee Peer-Exchange

    SK0103, 2017, Capacity Building

  58. Evaluate Identified Participatory Processes of Creation and Implementation of Pub-Lic Policies and Disseminate Examples of Good Practice Based on This Evaluation.

    SK0104, 2017, Capacity Building

  59. Promote Partnership and Dialogue Between Public Authorities, Citizens and NGOs at National, Regional and Local Level in the Area of Participatory Public Policy-Making.

    SK0105, 2017, Capacity Building

  60. Propose a Recommendation of Internal Guidelines on the Use of Free On-Line Tools in Participatory Creation of Public Policies.

    SK0106, 2017, Capacity Building

  61. Create Learning Tools in the Field of Participation.

    SK0107, 2017, Capacity Building

  62. Use Educational Tools About Participation in Formal Education Using Informal Learn-Ing Methods.

    SK0108, 2017, E-Government

  63. Develop Recommendations for Embedding Participatory Processes Into Organiza-Tional Processes, Internal Guidelines and Other Documents for the Needs of Central Government Bodies.

    SK0109, 2017, Capacity Building

  64. Reassess the Implementation of the Publication of Assessments of Judges in Terms of the Clarity and Making Further Analysis Easier

    SK0110, 2017, E-Government

  65. Specify Which Court Decisions Do Not Need to Be Published.

    SK0111, 2017, E-Government

  66. Standardize Submission Requirements for Slov-Lex Portal

    SK0112, 2017, Access to Information

  67. Draft Legislation About the Responsibility of Judges

    SK0113, 2017, E-Government

  68. Draft Legislation to Ensure Public Scrutiny of Judges

    SK0114, 2017, Judiciary

  69. Prepare Legislation That Will Ensure the Publication of the Seat of Office of Individual Prosecutors

    SK0115, 2017, E-Government

  70. Create Draft Legislation to Extend the Right to Recommend Candidates for the Post of Attorney-General.

    SK0116, 2017, Legislation & Regulation

  71. Participatory Analysis of Prosecutor's Affairs

    SK0117, 2017, E-Government

  72. In a Participatory Manner, Analyze the Selection Procedures

    SK0118, 2017, Justice

  73. Awareness-Raising About Anti-Social Activities

    SK0119, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  74. Analyze and Evaluate Preliminary Information and Reports on Public Participation in the Process of Drafting and Commenting on Draft Legislation.

    SK0120, 2017, E-Government

  75. Analyze and Evaluate the Effectiveness of the Electronic Collective Petition.

    SK0121, 2017, E-Government

  76. Identify the Person Responsible for Implementing the Tasks of the OGP National Action Plan 2017-2019 in the Organization.

    SK0122, 2017, E-Government

  77. Coordinate the Working Group on the Implementation of the OGP National Action Plan 2017-2019.

    SK0123, 2017,

  78. Develop the Final Evaluation of the OGP National Action Plan 2017-2019.

    SK0124, 2017, E-Government

  79. Prepare and Submit for the Government of the Slovak Republic the OGP National Action Plan for the Following Period.

    SK0125, 2017, E-Government

  80. List of Open Data Datasets

    SK0023, 2015, Access to Information

  81. Publish Open Data

    SK0024, 2015, Access to Information

  82. Survey of Open Data

    SK0025, 2015, Access to Information

  83. Publish Relevant Open Datasets

    SK0026, 2015, Access to Information

  84. Starred commitment Open Data Publication Strategy

    SK0027, 2015, Access to Information

  85. Grant Scheme Open Data Portal

    SK0028, 2015, Access to Information

  86. Web Portal Promotion Campaign

    SK0029, 2015, Access to Information

  87. Evaluate Grant Funding Open Data Application

    SK0030, 2015, Access to Information

  88. Digital Education Resources

    SK0031, 2015, Access to Information

  89. Map Existing Repositories

    SK0032, 2015, Access to Information

  90. Analyze Procurement Process for Education Resources

    SK0033, 2015, Access to Information

  91. Textbook Procurement Process

    SK0034, 2015, Access to Information

  92. Pilot Procurement Process

    SK0035, 2015, Access to Information

  93. Raise Awareness of Education Resources

    SK0036, 2015, Access to Information

  94. Join Multilateral Activities in Europe and Beyond That Support the Creation, Improvement, Sharing and Re-Use of Open Educational Resources.

    SK0037, 2015, Access to Information

  95. Map Existing Scientific Repositories

    SK0038, 2015, Access to Information

  96. Identify Barriers to Open Data Access

    SK0039, 2015, Access to Information

  97. Submit Analysis of Open Data Publication

    SK0040, 2015, Access to Information

  98. Data Publication Mechanism

    SK0041, 2015, Access to Information

  99. Raise Awareness About Open Access in Academic Community

    SK0042, 2015, Access to Information

  100. Assist Other Countries with Open Access Strategy

    SK0043, 2015, Access to Information

  101. Participatory Policy-Making

    SK0044, 2015, Public Participation

  102. Workshops on Public Involvement in Policymaking

    SK0045, 2015, Capacity Building

  103. Starred commitment Develop Public Policy with Civil Society

    SK0047, 2015, Civic Space

  104. Starred commitment Develop Criteria for Evaluating Participation in Policymaking

    SK0048, 2015, Public Participation

  105. Evaluate Policy Creation

    SK0049, 2015, Public Participation

  106. Map Legislative Environments

    SK0050, 2015, Open Parliaments

  107. Carry Out a Public Campaign to Promote the Collective Electronic Petitions.

    SK0051, 2015, Capacity Building

  108. Publish Evaluation of Justices

    SK0052, 2015, Judiciary

  109. Analyze Publication of Judicial Decisions

    SK0053, 2015, Judiciary

  110. Uniform Reporting of Judicial Decisions

    SK0054, 2015, Judiciary

  111. Publish List of Names of Prosecutors

    SK0055, 2015, Judiciary

  112. Final Evaluation of OGP Action Plan

    SK0056, 2015, Public Participation

  113. Develop Next Action Plan

    SK0057, 2015, Public Participation

  114. Starred commitment Open Data Portal Launch

    SK0001, 2012, Access to Information

  115. Publishing Datasets

    SK0002, 2012, Access to Information

  116. Datasets Mapping

    SK0003, 2012, Access to Information

  117. Data Standards

    SK0004, 2012, Access to Information

  118. Improved Register of Contracts

    SK0005, 2012, Fiscal Openness

  119. Starred commitment Continuous Dataset Publising

    SK0006, 2012, Access to Information

  120. Starred commitment ITMS Dataset

    SK0007, 2012, Access to Information

  121. EU Funds and Subsidies Monitoring

    SK0008, 2012, Fiscal Openness

  122. EU Funds and Subsidies Monitoring – Prepare Tender for Web Application

    SK0009, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  123. EU Funds and Subsidies Monitoring – Portal Launch

    SK0010, 2012, E-Government

  124. Participatory Policy Making

    SK0011, 2012, Capacity Building

  125. Starred commitment Apply Participatory Policy Making

    SK0012, 2012, Public Participation

  126. Lawmaking Public Participation Rules

    SK0013, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  127. Participatory Policy Making

    SK0014, 2012, Public Participation

  128. Collective e-Petitions

    SK0015, 2012, E-petitions

  129. Collective e-Petitions – Draft Amendment

    SK0016, 2012, E-petitions

  130. OGP Steering Committee

    SK0017, 2012,

  131. Transparency Council and Openess Barometer

    SK0018, 2012, Access to Information

  132. Develop Criteria for Transparency Council and Openess Barometer

    SK0019, 2012, Access to Information

  133. Conduct First Evaluation Using Openess Barometer

    SK0020, 2012, Access to Information

  134. Whistleblowers Protection Act

    SK0021, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  135. 2014-2015 Action Plan Development

    SK0022, 2012,

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