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Publish data on Open Data Website (ES0063)



Action Plan: Not Attached

Action Plan Cycle: 2020

Status: Active


Lead Institution: Andalucía Regional Government

Support Institution(s): Other actors involved (Public) Bodies of the Regional Government Administration Other actors involved (Civil Society) Open Government Forum, business associations (intermediary sector and others), non‐ profit associations and foundations, representative bodies of social and economic interest, academic scope.

Policy Areas

Access to Information, E-Government, Local Commitments, Open Data, Sustainable Development Goals

IRM Review

IRM Report: Spain Action Plan Review 2020-2024

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Pending IRM Review

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


What is the problem/need that is desired to resolve with the commitment? The Administration is currently producing and managing large data sets that it provides to the citizenship, the administration itself and the other administrations. Within this context, the administration can have the support of the ICTs, given its broad spectrum of action, to strengthen the principles of open government and offer more effective services that are easer to use, improve the participation and citizen collaboration and enhance the trust in the institutions and democratic governments. Technological advances foster, among other things, the openness of public data (open data), a dynamic of transparency that allows the citizenship to access digitalised, reliable and quality information in the possession of the public sector. Given that this information is more valuable when it is shared than when it is only accumulated, the impact of the Open Data policies on public information is much more profound: its use or reuse promote innovation, creating new applications and services that increase the value of the public domain. In other words, the open data technology policies are focused on both transparency, accountability and constant public scrutiny, like in the use of information to resolve social problems and promote innovation, competitiveness and economic development. On the other hand, the enormous transcendence that the integration of Open Data is having with Technologies, such as Big Data, facilitate active listening, and evidence‐based decision‐making (data with meaning), making these the best guarantee to adapt the provision of public services and guarantee the rights of the citizenship, always in pursuit of the general interest, efficiency in management and demonstrating the willingness to serve that for which the Public Administration was created

Objectives of the commitment Solving the problem and need posed in the previous section will be materialised in the development of a Data Openness Plan, taking advantage, among others, of the opportunities offered by Big Data as an element that contributes to achieving the following objectives:  Publishing data sets in an open format that generate public value to the administration itself, business sector and civil society. Data openness substantially contributes to economic growth and job creation, helping to improve decision‐making and it is an engine for innovation. It also contributes to greater transparency in governments and administrations, and to increase the efficiency of the public services that are provided to society.  From a social point of view, improving social including and empowerment improve transparency and promote collaboration of the citizenship with the Administration.  To share public data with the objective of opening spaces for the co‐design, co‐management of services and public‐private collaboration. The publication of open data permits greater transparency, higher levels of citizen trust, better public service and a more effective formulation of policies.  Promote the use of standard, open and automatically processable formats, complying with all of the standards in force regarding reuse, transparency and accountability.  To promote active listening through the use of information technologies, involving the administration, business sector and civil society, in order to generate an environment of collaboration and contact that meets the needs that arise in each one of them. 142

Brief description of the commitment Implementation of formalised openness mechanisms, both from a technical and organisational perspective. It is intended to select data sets with a high reuse value, to define common vocabularies and public the catalogue of data on the Open Data Website. Likewise, it will establish a permanent contact with the community of reusers to promote the use and improvement of the catalogue, as well as with the business fabric and civil society to facilitate the access to public information. It will also enable the methodologies and processes necessary to exploit the information and make use of it for better decision‐making.

How does the commitment contribute to solve the problem or cover the need? It promotes the discovery and openness of high‐value data within the Public Administration of the Autonomous Community and also facilitates the consultation and processing of information by third parties. It provides to the citizenship mechanisms and tools that facilitate greater comprehension of the activities of public administration, transparency and accountability. In addition, the business fabric would benefit from this measure by adopting emerging technologies around the economy of data, by developing new products, services and solutions that meet the needs that arise, by both the administration and society in general. Data openness also contributes to resolve the challenges that the Public Administration faces in improving its policies, the services it offers and its internal mode of operation with the objective of generating value and social well‐being for society. To face these challenges and meet an increasing demand by the citizenship for openness, transparency, efficacy and effectiveness, it is essential to champion innovation as the engine for change that allows responding to society's needs. Open data stimulate innovation, which promotes the creation of new services, the identification of sources of savings, which are so critical during these times due to the COVID‐19 pandemic. It especially allows improving the operations and decision‐making.

Why is the commitment relevant with respect to the values of Open Government? It promotes, strengthens and improves the quality of participation in the public management, allowing the citizenship to participate in making public decisions with the objective of achieving better results and better democratic quality Data openness and the use of mass‐information processing technologies promote accountability and transparency, as well as collaboration through an open dialogue with the community of reusers in the business sector. It also fosters participation and general collaboration of the citizenship. It delves deeper into transparency, open data and accountability of Public Administrations through carrying out actions aimed at its improvement and the evaluation of the results of the plans and programmes This is the essential pillar of this plan of openness and use of public data. Does it contribute to building a system of public integrity, strengthening the ethical values and mechanisms to bolster the integrity of the public institutions and reinforce the trust of the citizenship? It both fosters the openness of public data and the use of advanced technologies for their processing and obtaining of value from the perspective of open government. It raises awareness among society and civil servants about the values of Open Government, contributing to the fulfilment of the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda in order to advance towards a just, peaceful and inclusive society. It features the active participation of society and civil servants, facilitating the understanding of the principles and values of open government. 143

Activities of the commitment Start date End date Drafting of standards and/or administrative provisions for the openness of data. Constitution of a multi‐disciplinary work group formed of civil servants to define the openness process and its organisational model. Establishment of monitoring and evaluation indicators of the annual plans. 10/11/2020 20/11/2021 Annual Data Openness Plans: The Annual Openness Plan will define the annual openness objectives as per the criteria of opportunity, technological appropriateness, potential to be completed and interest of civil society, the community of reusers and business sector. 20/01/2022 20/12/2024 Technological improvement of the open data Website: Carrying out improvements in the technological platform supported by the open data Website. Updating of the different technological components. Functional improvements, data displays, development of training content and dynamisation on social media 10/03/2021 30/09/2024 Modelling of data sets for exploitation with Big Data technologies. Initial predictive models and dashboards to support decision‐making and active listening. 01/10/2021 20/12/2024 Andalucía Open Data Meetings. Organisation of annual events with the community of reusers to disseminate and reuse the data published in the Open Data catalogue. 20/02/2021 20/12/2024 Evaluation of actions and publication on the Website of the Andalucía Regional Government. 01/01/2021 20/12/2024


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