Open Data

Share your data to enhance creativity, knowledge and transparency


Open Data is defined as structured data that is machine-readable, freely shared, used and built on without restrictions.

Key principles in open data are:

  • Availability and Access: the data must be available as a whole and at no more than a reasonable reproduction cost, preferably by downloading over the internet. The data must also be available in a convenient and modifiable form.
  • Re-use and Redistribution: the data must be provided under terms that permit re-use and redistribution including the intermixing with other datasets.
  • Universal Participation: everyone must be able to use, re-use and redistribute. There should be no discrimination against fields of endeavour or against persons or groups.


There are many kinds of open data that have potential uses and applications. Indicatively:

  • Cultural: Data about cultural works and generally collected and held by galleries, libraries, archives and museums
  • Science: Data that is produced as part of scientific research
  • Finance: Data such as government accounts (expenditure and revenue) and information on financial markets (stocks, shares, bonds etc)
  • Statistics: Data produced by statistical offices
  • Weather: The many types of information used to understand and predict the weather and climate
  • Environment: Information related to the natural environment such presence and level of pollutants, the quality and rivers and seas
  • Transport: Data such as timetables, routes, on-time statistics
  • Private Company related data: Number of employees, turnover, financial ratios etc and their evolution over the years
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Self-empowerment
  • Improved or new private products and services
  • Innovation
  • Improved efficiency and effectiveness of public or private sector services
  • Impact measurement of policies
  • New knowledge from combined data sources and patterns in large data volumes
  • Releasing social and commercial value
  • Participation and engagement
  • Reinforcement of interoperability, efficiency and financing capacity through digital innovation!
  • Immediate application Greek Law, of European directives (e.g. INSPIRE) and E.E. policies concerning open data availability (for the Public Sector)
  • Analysis of the existing situation
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Co-decide on Open Data available
  • Support with the writing of administrative acts (applicable for the Public Sector)
  • Action Plan Proposal
  • Implementation of Technical Solution for open data availability (Opendata portal or/and realtime controlled pay service)
  • Interconnection with social communities
  • Brand management and communication of initiative
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