DCAT-AP releases 2020

DCAT-AP 2020 review – share your comments!

Published on: 05/03/2020

Submit your requests on GitHub

We invite you to submit an issue for any problems with the current DCAT-AP release version or suggestions for new functionalities on the DCAT-AP repository on GitHub. All issues submitted by 17 April 2020 will be considered for submission in the next bug fix release on the 15 May 2020.

For the next minor release scheduled on the 2 November 2020 the window for submitting issues is open until 1 September 2020 and bug fixes until 1 October 2020. In this context, several workshops will be organized in the upcoming months in order to discuss the issues raised on the dedicated repository on GitHub.

Next steps

All issues received by 17 April will be evaluated by the Operational Team and those classified as bug fixes will be taken into account for the bug fix release.

The new version of the specification and the release documentation will be shared with the DCAT-AP Working Group for review at least two weeks before the scheduled publication date proposed for 15 May 2020.

In case there are any objections to the new release version, the Operational Team will consult with the objecting party and the Working Group to find a solution.

The new release will be published once all objections are resolved.

Do you have any questions?

Please send an e-mail to the SEMIC team DIGIT-SEMIC-TEAM@ec.europa.eu.




DCAT Application Profile for data portals in Europe (DCAT-AP) has been developed in the context of the Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations (ISA) Programme. DCAT-AP is a specification based on W3C's Data Catalogue vocabulary (DCAT) for describing public sector datasets in Europe. Its basic use case is to enable a cross-data portal search for data sets and make public sector data better searchable across borders and sectors. This can be achieved by the exchange of descriptions of data sets among data portals.