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Joinup is a collaborative platform created by the European Commission and funded by the European Union via the Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations (ISA) Programme. It offers several services that aim to help e-Government professionals share their experience with each other. We also hope to support them to find, choose, re-use, develop and implement interoperability solutions.

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  • News Experimental conversion tool for GeoDCAT-AP available ...
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    Experimental conversion tool for GeoDCAT-AP available online now

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    Making geospatial information available through open data portals increases its potential to be found and consumed not only in the geospatial, but also in other sectors (e.g. eGovernment). In the context of the ARE3NA Action funded by the ISA Programme, the Joint Research Centre has developed an experimental tool to convert metadata from ISO 19115/19139, the standards widely used in the geospatial;
  • News Bulgarians having a date with data
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    Bulgarians having a date with data

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    This summer, the Bulgarian Council of Ministers organised 'A Date with Data'. The theme for this one-day event was 'Open Data for Transparent Governance'. The programme featured presentations, panel discussions, demonstrations of visualisations, and other applications of open data. Among the presenters were Rumyana Bachvarova, Deputy Prime Minister for Coalition Policy and Public Administration and Minister of Interior, Anton Gerunov, Head of the Political Cabinet of the Deputy;
  • News Estonia to promote its eResidency in the USA
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    Estonia to promote its eResidency in the USA

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    Estonia will be promoting its eResidency for online business in the United States. The country’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Information System Authority (RIA) want to launch a media campaign, hoping to reach potential users such as business developers and software developers. Estonia wants to use the media campaign to find the most effective approach, which it will then target to other markets, RIA explains in a statement published in August. Estonia’s eResidency programm;
  • News La Rioja organises its first open data contest
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    La Rioja organises its first open data contest

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    As part of its global digital strategy, the government of La Rioja region in Spain has organised an open data contest, the goal of which is to promote the use and exploitation of data published on the regional open data portal. The first contest will take place in 2015. Further contests will be organised on a regular basis. The open data portal, launched in June 2013, centralises the public dat;
  • News Port of Rotterdam preparing for annual World Port Hackathon
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    Port of Rotterdam preparing for annual World Port Hackathon

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    On September 4-5, the Port of Rotterdam is to hold the third edition of what has now become its annual World Port Hackathon. Hackers, programmers, stakeholders and enthusiasts are invited to attend the two-day event and join the teams. Together they will work on concepts and prototypes that deploy new technologies and (open) data, aiming to strengthen the safety, sustainability and competitiveness;