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European Data Portal


Data description

The European Data Portal was launched by the European Commision in February 2016 (following the beta launch in November the previous year). 

The Portal provides access to 415,000 datasets harvested from 70 data catalogues in 34 countries (28 European Union member states, the EEA, Switzerland and countries in the EU Neighbourhood Policy programme). Data is sourced from national, regional, local or domain-specific public data providers. There are six language interfaces.

The Eurovoc Thesaurus allows multilingual searching by data category. The portal provides an advanced search function for the discovery of public open data by geographical location. The European Data Portal is developed by the European Commission, Capgemini, INTRASOFT International, Fraunhofer Fokus, con terra, Sogeti, the Open Data Institute, Time.Lex and the University of Southampton. The EC invites feedback on the beta version via this form.

The European Data Portal also harvests from the European Union Open Data Portal, which gives access to datasets from EU institutions and agencies.

In March 2016, the European Commision launched the Joint Research Center Data Cagalogue (beta). The JRC is the EC's "in-house science service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy." Data generated by the JRC and partners is made available via the beta catalogue, which is being integrated with the European Data Portal.

Time period

Coverage varies depending on national, regional, local or domain-specific public data providers. Many series contain over four decades of statistical observations.


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Related resources

The Library maintains information pages for each of these European data resources:


Data homepage

Contact: Thomas Bourke at econlibrary@eui.eu



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