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As a follow-up to the survey on data visualisation tools conducted by the Publications Office in 2015, a workshop on ‘Data Visualisation Tools in the EU institutions’ is going to take place in Luxembourg on April 14th 2016.

Organised in connection with Action 2.1 of the ISA² programme, the objective of the workshop is to collect institutional experience on data visualisation and user requirements for data visualisation tools in the EU institutions. The ultimate goal of this initiative is to develop a catalogue of reusable data visualisation tools to guide the user in choosing the best tool for them, and establish a community around this. 

Registration is done via this questionnaire collecting information about data visualisations in use and requirements for data visualisation tools. Please fill it in before March 18th 2016. There are only 40 seats available and participation is limited to EU institutions staff. Within the questionnaire, you can propose a topic for a discussion table or indicate if you would like to briefly present your visualisation project.


A full report from the workshop can be accessed here.


Agenda of Workshop: ‘Data Visualisation Tools in the EU institutions’ 

Time slot


Title of presentation

9:15 – 9:45


Registration and welcome coffee

9:45 – 10:00

EU Open Data Portal

Welcome and presentation of the objectives of the workshop

10:00 – 10:30


Tour de table

10:30 – 10:50


Towards a catalogue of reusable data visualisation tools

10:50 – 11:05

Coffee break

Presentations of data visualisation initiatives from the EU institutions

11:05 – 11:15

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

Data visualisations at the Fundamental Rights Agency

11:15 – 11:25 DG REGIO
11:25 – 11:35 DG ESTAT Visualisation tools for statistics: the DIGICOM project as an accelerator
11:35 – 11:45 DG ESTAT GISCO DB and Services
11:45 – 11:55 European Environment Agency Data visualizations at EEA
11:55 – 12:05 DG JRC TIM: Visualisation tools for policy-making
12:05 – 12:15 DG AGRI Agricultural market dashboards project - from Excel to QlikView
12:15 - 12:25 PwC Q&A

12:25 – 13:25

Lunch break (Finger buffet)

Presentations of data visualisation initiatives from the EU institutions
13:25 – 13:35 European Institute for Gender Equality The Gender Statistics database
13:35 – 13:45 European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control Surveillance Atlas of Infectious diseases/ Business Intelligence tool for further data analysis
13:45 – 13:55 Innovation and Networks Executive Agency Presentation of the visualisation needs of INEA
13:55 – 14:05 DG JRC Use of Tableau Software in the BeO and RIO project and use of D3 in MIDAS
14:05 – 14:15 DG COMM Converging from a cluttered landscape of data visualisation tools to a coherent web presence with standards that create synergies
14:15 – 14:25 PwC Q&A
World café discussion tables and brainstorming on common requirements

14:25 – 15:10


Table 1: Advanced tools for data visualisation


Table 2: Data visualisations for user engagement


Table 3: Visualisation of statistical data


Table 4: Visualisation of geospatial data

15:10 – 15:55 Discussion tables moderators Reporting on discussion tables

15:55 – 16:10

Coffee break

16:10 – 16:55


Reporting on the outcomes

16:55 – 17:10


Wrap-up & closure




The Publications Office

Expected participants



Geographic coverage
Organisation type
Start date
14 April 2016 - 9:15am (Europe/Luxembourg time)
End date
14 April 2016 - 5:10pm (Europe/Luxembourg time)

Publications Office of the European Union