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Preparation and implementation of a Valencian strategy of open data (ES0111)



Action Plan: Spain Action Plan 2020-2024

Action Plan Cycle: 2020

Status: Active


Lead Institution: Ministry of Participation, Transparency, Cooperation and Democratic Quality. Valencian Community Regional Government. Directorate General of Transparency, Citizen Service and Good Governance

Support Institution(s): Other actors involved (Public) ‐ Other departments of the Valencian Community and its instrumental public sector. Especially the Directorate General of Technologies of Information and Communication (DGTIC), the Valencian Cartography Institute and Ministry of Innovation, Universities, Science and Digital Society ‐ Provincial councils Other actors involved (Civil Society) Universities and infomediaries

Policy Areas

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

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: 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? In its activity, the administration generates a large volume of data that have great economic and social potential. However, these data are not taken advantage of because they are not open and accessible, or because they are not organised in formats and information systems that allow them to be reused. The analysis and management of data are of capital importance and they determine the success and capacity to innovate of governments and companies. In addition, as has been shown by the COVID‐19 crisis, data have an essential role in the accountability and trust of the citizenship. In a context like the current one, in which all actors of the globalised world are defining their models and strategies to take advantage of the opportunities of data, it is essential to take advantage of all the potentialities of public data and do so in a strategic and organised manner, taking into account criteria of ethics and public values.

Objectives of the commitment This commitment strives for data generated by the public administration to be open and reusable by default, in order to achieve the following objectives:  For the citizenship, civil society and companies to generate economic and social value based on reusing public data.  To improve public decision‐making and the quality of the services based on the analysis of data about the impact of public policies and administrative activity, thus promoting evidence‐based evaluation and decisions.  To promote accountability in the action of governing and public administration.  To promote the modernisation of the public administration in its internal functioning through interoperability and generalisation of the use of data. Brief description of the commitment Preparation and implementation of a Valencian strategy of open data for the openness and reuse of data in Valencian public administrations

How does the commitment contribute to solve the problem or cover the need? The preparation, development and implementation of a Valencian Open Data Strategy is the commitment of the Valencian Community to carry out the regulatory, technological, organisational and governance changes necessary to consolidate a Valencian model of governance of the data that allow all potentialities of the management of data to create economic and social value, to improve public decision‐making and to facilitate accountability, putting the 163 data at the service of the citizenship and public interest, and reinforcing ethics, and public and democratic values in the use thereof.

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. Open data represent a change in the way of understanding the relationship between the administration and the citizenship. It is based on the premise that it is necessary and appropriate to collaborate between the public institutions and the citizenship to jointly produce goods and products of social interest, and for that reason, an important part of the efforts are directed towards fostering and reinforcing the collaboration with the reuser agents of civil society. In addition, open data foster the empowerment of the citizenship to provide tools to participate in the public debate (directly or through infomediary agents) and citizen control of the public affairs from a place of informed knowledge. In turn, this will help improve the democratic quality and public debate. 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. The commitment especially contributes to these values. It is intended to carry out the necessary changes to achieve data openness from the design, and by default, in the administration and providing information and public data (with all of its potentialities) to serve the citizenship and the public interest. However, it is also intended to advance in a more sophisticated notion of transparency that allows guaranteeing the updating and quality of the information at the same time, which modernises the internal administrative management through the best efficiency in the processes. Finally, it also delves deeper into the accountability and improvement of public services, given that it allows, both the administration and the citizenship, to better evaluate the public policies and services through the analysis of data, thus favouring the better decision‐making and citizen control of public management. It contributes 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. The availability of updated public data about public management and the activity of the administration and creation of tools for evaluation and accountability is one way of bringing the citizenship closer to the institutions and making transparency be a support for reinforcing confidence in the institutions. In addition, the cross‐cutting process of openness and reuse of public data will be combined with the definition of an ethics of the data that reinforces its public value and that is based on trust in the use of data by the citizenship. 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 This commitment seeks to generate an impact both within the public administration and in society. Within the administration, it seeks to transversally change the culture and dynamic of functioning of the public organisations in order to guarantee a good management of data that is oriented towards the citizenship. In turn, this will be passed onto the training and awareness raising on the improvement opportunities that it represents. The openness of public information is conditioned to having information systems that allow providing the citizenship with quality data. For that reason, it is necessary to implement transparency and the openness of data from the design of both administrative procedures and in the creation of new information IT systems or adapting the existing ones, with the corresponding implication of the civil servant staff. With respect to society, it is essential to raise awareness among the citizenship about the possibilities of reuse that data openness allows for, both in terms of creation of new services, applications and products, and in the improvement of the evaluation of public management through the analysis of data. In addition, this commitment significantly contributes to achieving the sustainable development goals, such as Goal 9 in relation to technology and innovation and Goal 16 for promoting just peaceful and inclusive societies. With 164 respect to the latter, it corresponds to the goals of creating effective and transparent institutions that are accountable and guarantee public access to information.

Additional information ‐Generating value and knowledge through openness and reuse of data is one of the strategic lines that is contained within the Biennial Transparency Plan of the Generalitat that is currently in force (accessible at‐pla‐biennal‐de‐transparencia‐de‐la‐generalitat‐2019‐2021), specifically strategic line 5. This strategic line contains two measures: strategy to reuse public information from the Autonomous Region of Valencia and expansion of the data sets offered on the Open Data Website, favouring the interoperability and reuse. Measure 5.1. The strategy to reuse public information from the Autonomous Region of Valencia includes the following actions: 60. Autonomous Region strategy of open data: To prepare a new Autonomous Region strategy for open data that identifies and fosters the use of open data and their inclusion into the Open Data Website. 61. Preparation of an Open Data Guide: Drafting of a guide to identify and facilitate the publication of reusable data sets in the scope of the Administration of the Generalitat and its autonomous region bodies in the Open Data Website. 62. Qualitative improvement of the Open Data Website: To improve and redesign the Open Data Website, favouring its usability and providing it with new utilities that favour the use of open data coming from the Generalitat and its instrumental public sector. 63. Dissemination and promotion of the use of open data: Scheduling of actions to disseminate knowledge and foment the use of the open data offered on the Open Data Website of the Generalitat. 64. Geopositioning of publishable data: Strengthen the consultation and access to the data present on the transparency and open data Websites through including graphic displays for representing the geopositioned data. 65. Minimal and unique identification of the publishable data: To guarantee the homogeneity of the formats of the documents and the data sets published on the transparency and open data Websites of the Generalitat and guarantee the interoperability and integrity of the documentation and data provided to the citizenship. Measure 5.2. Expansion of the data sets offered on the Open Data Website and favouring the interoperability and reusable formats includes the following actions: 66. Identification of the data published on the Open GVA that can be incorporated into the Open Data Website: Increase the data sets available on the Open Data Website of the Generalitat. 67. Expansion of the content of the Open Data Website of the Generalitat: Identify, catalogue and expand the Generalitat's groups of public information that are provided to the citizenship through the Open Data Website and identify those groups that have already been published that must be updated. 68. Incorporation of the statistics prepared by the central body of statistics of the Generalitat into the Open GVA and Open Data Websites: Improve access to the statistical information provided by the Generalitat. The first action of this commitment, that is promoted by the project, has been the design and creation of a new open data Website oriented towards the reuse and development of a community of reusers with new sections, with new data sets of interest to the citizenship and with improvements and functionalities. This Website has been presented in June 2020. 165 In addition, the Generalitat is also promoting instruments in parallel to better manage the data, such as the Artificial Intelligence Strategy for the Autonomous Region of Valencia ( ).

Activities of the commitment Start date End date Organising and involving the transparency units and commissions of the ministries, within the framework of the interdepartmental technical transparency commission, in coordinating the process of openness and reuse of data in each Ministry. September 2020 December 2020 Preparation of the coordination and monitoring procedure for the update and improvement of the open data Website. September 2020 February 2021 Approval of a new transparency and good governance law that establishes the bases to reach openness from the design, and by default September 2020 February 2021 Adherence to the International Open Data Letter January 2021 March 2021 Preparation and approval of the Valencian open data strategy January 2021 December 2021 Implementation of the Valencian open data strategy January 2022 June 2023 Incorporation of data sets of agreements with priority and value and improvement of the open data Website September 2020 December 2022 Carrying out actions of dissemination, discussion and collaboration for the consolidation of an ecosystem of reuser agents January 2021 December 2022 Development of collaboration mechanisms for the openness and sharing of data between all Valencian public administrations, especially local entities September 2020 December 2021 Evaluation and monitoring January 2023 December 2023


  1. Reform laws related to transparency and access to information

    ES0044, 2020, Access to Information

  2. Establish transparency certification system for public and private institutions

    ES0045, 2020, E-Government

  3. Improve central government's transparency website

    ES0046, 2020, E-Government

  4. Incorporate EU direction on open public sector data

    ES0047, 2020, Access to Information

  5. Increase publication of budget and public contracting information

    ES0048, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  6. Open data related to training of civil servants

    ES0049, 2020, Access to Information

  7. Improve access to information in Business Registry

    ES0050, 2020, E-Government

  8. Promote citizen participation in public affairs

    ES0051, 2020, Capacity Building

  9. Improve traceability of regulatory draft and approval processes

    ES0052, 2020, Capacity Building

  10. Diagnose and strengthen public integrity systems

    ES0053, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  11. Establish law regarding lobbying transparency

    ES0054, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  12. Reform law regarding conflicts of interest

    ES0055, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  13. Identify and encourage ethical uses of artificial intelligence within public sector

    ES0056, 2020, Automated Decision-Making

  14. Establish legal whistleblower protections

    ES0057, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  15. Provide open government training to public

    ES0058, 2020, Capacity Building

  16. Prepare guide on open government

    ES0059, 2020, Sustainable Development Goals

  17. Provide professional training and materials for women in rural communities

    ES0060, 2020, Capacity Building

  18. Implement and evaluate open government training for civil servants

    ES0061, 2020, Capacity Building

  19. Disseminate information and raise awareness of open government principles

    ES0062, 2020, E-Government

  20. Promote research on open government principles

    ES0065, 2020, Capacity Building

  21. Disseminate research on open government principles

    ES0066, 2020, E-Government

  22. Observatory of Open Government

    ES0067, 2020, E-Government

  23. Create Observatory of best open government practices in Spain

    ES0068, 2020, E-Government

  24. Creation of a Committee of Patients and Users

    ES0069, 2020, Health

  25. Incorporate patient associations in developing Clinical Practise Guides

    ES0070, 2020, Health

  26. Incorporate patient associations in new working groups

    ES0071, 2020, Health

  27. Increase participation of Roma People in health policy

    ES0072, 2020, Health

  28. Prevent and manage health supply problems

    ES0073, 2020, Health

  29. Publish data regarding adverse reactions to medications

    ES0074, 2020, E-Government

  30. Publish open data for the Spanish Tourism Quality System

    ES0075, 2020, Access to Information

  31. Extend access to digital infrastructure

    ES0076, 2020, Infrastructure & Transport

  32. Promote integration of open geographic data

    ES0077, 2020, Access to Information

  33. Publish significant data regarding housing sector

    ES0078, 2020, E-Government

  34. Promote citizen participation in debating the Safe, Sustainable and Connected Mobility Strategy

    ES0079, 2020, E-Government

  35. Create website for open climate data

    ES0080, 2020, Access to Information

  36. Create Open Registry of Climate Information of Spain (RAICES)

    ES0081, 2020, Access to Information

  37. Regulate citizen collaboration on meterology

    ES0082, 2020, Environment and Climate

  38. Facilitate public participation in marine NATURA 2000 NETWORK

    ES0083, 2020, Environment and Climate

  39. Open participation process regarding MeteoAlerta plan

    ES0084, 2020, Environment and Climate

  40. Modify decree on State Council for the Natural Heritage and Biodiversity

    ES0085, 2020, Environment and Climate

  41. Establish mechanisms to reconsider coastal governance

    ES0086, 2020, Environment and Climate

  42. Increase public participation in coastal protection strategies

    ES0087, 2020, Environment and Climate

  43. Increase access to and comprehension of legal knowledge

    ES0088, 2020, E-Government

  44. Establish channels for citizens to propose research topics to Sociological Research Centre

    ES0089, 2020, Public Participation

  45. Publish information related to financing and performance of science and innovation

    ES0090, 2020, E-Government

  46. Publish information regarding Aneca accreditation process

    ES0091, 2020, Education

  47. Promote participation of university community in regulatory design processes

    ES0092, 2020, E-Government

  48. Publish mandate commitments to allow for social auditing

    ES0093, 2020, E-Government

  49. Encourage citizen participation through online platform

    ES0094, 2020, Capacity Building

  50. Create citizen Monitoring Space for anti-corruption strategy

    ES0095, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  51. Publish open data to promote gender equality policies

    ES0096, 2020, Access to Information

  52. Develop regulation for evaluating public service quality

    ES0097, 2020, Legislation & Regulation

  53. Draft Institutional Integrity Framework Programme

    ES0098, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  54. Develop and monitor ICSS platform for citizen feedback and information requests

    ES0099, 2020, Access to Information

  55. Offer electronic administrative services and channels for citizen participation

    ES0100, 2020, E-Government

  56. Improve transparency and accessiblity of open government website

    ES0101, 2020, E-Government

  57. Implement open government training plan for civil servants

    ES0102, 2020, Capacity Building

  58. Publish data on Open Data Website

    ES0103, 2020, Access to Information

  59. Draft Strategic Transparency Plan

    ES0104, 2020, Capacity Building

  60. Draft citizen participation law

    ES0105, 2020, Legislation & Regulation

  61. Draft code of ethics for administration

    ES0106, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  62. Improve public access to transparency and open data websites

    ES0107, 2020, Access to Information

  63. Create catalogue of public information for transparency and open data websites

    ES0108, 2020, Access to Information

  64. Strengthen institutional integrity of Murcia region

    ES0109, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  65. Promote youth participation in designing public policies

    ES0110, 2020, E-Government

  66. Preparation and implementation of a Valencian strategy of open data

    ES0111, 2020, Access to Information

  67. Promote citizen participation in developing budgets

    ES0112, 2020, E-Government

  68. Strengthen institutional integrity in Valencia

    ES0113, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  69. Increase citizen participation in designing public services

    ES0114, 2020, Public Participation

  70. Ensure greater accessibility in participating in public decisions

    ES0115, 2020, E-Government

  71. Improve youth participation in Aragón

    ES0116, 2020, Capacity Building

  72. Increase democratic innovation and participation through LAAAB Space

    ES0117, 2020, E-Government

  73. Improve citizen participation in drafting public policies

    ES0118, 2020, E-Government

  74. Develop transparency training course for civil servants

    ES0119, 2020, Access to Information

  75. Centralize open data catalogues through website

    ES0120, 2020, Access to Information

  76. Create Canary Islands Network of Open Government

    ES0121, 2020, Subnational

  77. Publish and encourage use of open data

    ES0122, 2020, Access to Information

  78. Encourage participation of children and teens in Navarra

    ES0123, 2020, Capacity Building

  79. Streamline processing of right to information requests

    ES0124, 2020, Access to Information

  80. Create citizen laboratories for improving public services

    ES0125, 2020, E-Government

  81. Implement electronic processing of conflict of interest reporting

    ES0126, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  82. Open participation channels for citizen evaluation of public services

    ES0127, 2020, Capacity Building

  83. Analyze and simplify regulations on open government

    ES0128, 2020, Regulatory Governance

  84. Training for civil servants on open government principles

    ES0129, 2020, Capacity Building

  85. Draft and approve law on transparency

    ES0130, 2020, Access to Information

  86. Draft and approve regulations regarding transparency and right to information

    ES0131, 2020, Access to Information

  87. Design online platform for local citizen participation

    ES0132, 2020, E-Government

  88. Design and implement public hearings for matters of general interest

    ES0133, 2020, Public Participation

  89. Implement indicators to evaluate public policy

    ES0134, 2020, E-Government

  90. Design tools to improve transparency website

    ES0135, 2020, Capacity Building

  91. Ensure clear and transparent communication to citizens

    ES0136, 2020, Capacity Building

  92. Create online catalogue of public information

    ES0137, 2020, E-Government

  93. Draft and approve law on transparency and right to information

    ES0138, 2020, Access to Information

  94. Publish all information related to drafting regulations

    ES0139, 2020, E-Government

  95. Update design of transparency website

    ES0140, 2020, E-Government

  96. Approve regulation related to transparency and open government

    ES0141, 2020, Legislation & Regulation

  97. Training for civil servants on open government principles

    ES0142, 2020, Capacity Building

  98. Raise awareness among civil society on participating in transparency efforts

    ES0143, 2020, Subnational

  99. Promote commitment of youth in citizen participation

    ES0144, 2020, Fiscal Openness

  100. Create plan to strengthen the Network of Local Entities in Transparency and Participation

    ES0145, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  101. Creation of an Open Government Forum

    ES0024, 2017, Public Participation

  102. Sectoral Commision on Open Government

    ES0025, 2017, Capacity Building

  103. Local Authorities for Transparency and Citizen Participation

    ES0026, 2017, Access to Information

  104. Open Government Initiatives Abroad

    ES0027, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  105. Participatory Web Space on Open Government

    ES0028, 2017, Capacity Building

  106. Observatory on Participation

    ES0029, 2017, Capacity Building

  107. Participatory Budgeting

    ES0030, 2017, E-Government

  108. Young People in Public Policies

    ES0031, 2017, Capacity Building

  109. Transparency Portal and the Right of Access

    ES0032, 2017, Access to Information

  110. Information Disclosure Program and Its Reuse

    ES0033, 2017, Access to Information

  111. Citizen’S Folder

    ES0034, 2017, E-Government

  112. ARCHIVE System

    ES0035, 2017, Access to Information

  113. Regulations for the Transparency Law

    ES0036, 2017, Access to Information

  114. Expand Economic-Financial Center

    ES0037, 2017, Access to Information

  115. Coordination of the Cadastre and the Land Registry

    ES0038, 2017, Capacity Building

  116. Information on Gender-Based Violence

    ES0039, 2017, Gender

  117. Training of Public Employees

    ES0040, 2017, Capacity Building

  118. Awareness-Raising and Training of Civil Society

    ES0041, 2017, Capacity Building

  119. Education in Open Government

    ES0042, 2017, Capacity Building

  120. Open Justice in Spain

    ES0043, 2017, Access to Information

  121. Transparency Portal

    ES0014, 2014, Access to Information

  122. Spanish Archives Portal, PARES

    ES0015, 2014, E-Government

  123. Open Education Resources

    ES0016, 2014, Education

  124. Accessibility of National Health System Microdata

    ES0017, 2014, Access to Information

  125. Access to and Re-Use of Geographic Information

    ES0018, 2014, Public Participation

  126. Programmes on Opening up Information and Its Re-Use in the Public Sector

    ES0019, 2014, Access to Information

  127. Portal of the Administration of Justice

    ES0020, 2014, Access to Information

  128. Starred commitment Greater Control and Transparency in Public Grants

    ES0021, 2014, Civic Space

  129. Creation of the Spanish Council on Drug Dependence

    ES0022, 2014, Health

  130. Increased Participation of Sector Stakeholders in Defining the Goals of the National Maritime Rescue Plans.

    ES0023, 2014, Environment and Climate

  131. Starred commitment Law on Transparency, Access to Public Information and Good Governance

    ES0001, 2012, Access to Information

  132. Starred commitment Transparency and Accountability in the Official Development Assistance

    ES0002, 2012, Aid

  133. Law of Budgetary Stability and Financial Sustainability

    ES0003, 2012, Fiscal Openness

  134. Law Reform Grants

    ES0004, 2012, Civic Space

  135. E-Justice

    ES0005, 2012, E-Government

  136. Promotion of Social Networks to Facilitate Citizen Participation

    ES0006, 2012, E-Government

  137. Publication of Statistical Data on Crime

    ES0007, 2012, E-Government

  138. Review and Regulatory Simplification

    ES0008, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  139. Starred commitment E-Health

    ES0009, 2012, Health

  140. RED System

    ES0010, 2012, E-Government

  141. Streamlining Environmental Assessment Procedures

    ES0011, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  142. Streamlining Procedures for Business Creation

    ES0012, 2012, E-Government

  143. Reduction of Administrative Burdens for Farmers and Ranchers

    ES0013, 2012, Subnational

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