Twinning Open Data Operational

Funded within Horizon2020 Twinning programme


18.05.2022, 09:50
TODO Fifth newsletter is published in May 2022.  We provide an overview of TODO project activities that project members have been diligently working…
12.05.2022, 12:44
The 9th International Summer School (4-8 July 2022) opengov2022 is focusing on Technologies and Applications for Government 3.0 including Big, Open…
02.05.2022, 12:52
We are excited our new task in the working package 6 started planned to reach the objectives set on open data education. Our task 6.4. Guidelines for…
29.04.2022, 19:22
We are happy to announce the special issue of the interdisciplinary INDECS journal! Soon you can read on the role of open data in making our world a…
31.03.2022, 09:38
In addition to holding regular TODO ESR Lab meetings, cooperation between ESRs within the project has been raised to a higher level. Namely, the ESRs…
28.02.2022, 12:43
As part of WP2 – Capacity Building we finally were able to organize a Site Visit in Brussels to meet actors and organizations playing a key role all…

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Progress within core work packages

WP 1: Management and Coordination
WP2: Capacity building
WP3: ESRs training and Joint Supervision
WP4: Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing
WP5: Dissemination and Outreach
WP6: Sustainability


A meeting, similar to a conference, but with no agenda fixed in advance. Using various established techniques, participants jointly agree on the day what sessions will run. Some more traditional conference sessions with invited speakers may also be included. A popular format among the tech community, an unconference can be combined with or run alongside a hackathon based on open data.


A simple text format for a database table. Each record in the table is one line of the text file. Each field value of a record is separated from the next by a tab stop character. It is a form of the more general delimiter-separated values format.

Source: US OD

Triple store

The ‘triples’ of RDF data can be stored in a specialised database, called a triple store, against which queries can be made in the query language SPARQL.

Source: ODH

Transport data

Public transport routes, timetables and real time data are valuable but difficult candidates for open data. Even when they are published, data from different transit authorities and companies may not be available in compatible formats, making it difficult for third parties to provide integrated transport information.


A principle of the public administration and democratic political system. Governments and other public sector bodies are said to be transparent when their workings and decision-making processes are well-understood, properly documented and open to scrutiny. Transparency is one of the aspects of open government. An increase in transparency is one of the benefits of open data.

Tab-separated values

Tab-separated values (TSV) are a very common form of text file format for sharing tabular data. The format is extremely simple and highly machine-readable.

Source: ODH

Structured data

All data has some structure, but ‘structured data’ refers to data where the structural relation between elements is explicit in the way the data is stored on a computer disk. XML and JSON are common formats that allow many types of structure to be represented. The internal representation of, for example, word-processing documents or PDF documents reflects the positioning of entities on the page, not their logical structure, which is correspondingly difficult or impossible to extract automatically.

Standard licence

A set of predefined re-use conditions in a digital format, preferably compatible with standardised public licences available online.

Source: OD Directive


A published specification for, e.g., the structure of a particular file format, recommended nomenclature to use in a particular domain, a common set of metadata fields, etc. Conforming to relevant standards greatly increases the value of published data by improving machine readability and easing data integration.


Structured Query Language, a standard language used for interrogating many types of database. See → query.

Source: ODH

Enabling a user-driven, sustainable and fair open data ecosystem through interdisciplinary research and education.

Delft University of Technology

Establishing the interdisciplinary approach in open data research towards addressing the societal, political and economic challenges.

University of the Aegean

Dealing with challenges and grasping new opportunities with reliable, up-to-date and easily accessible data to increase efficiency in planning, producing and delivering food to consumers.

Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb

Information technologies drive open data to make government more transparent, science more visible and society more empowered.

Faculty of Organization and Informatics, University of Zagreb

Advancing technological foundations of open data as the cornerstone of an innovative society. 

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb

Open traffic data provide reliable information for statistics, planning and real-time user information in interdisciplinary area. Vast amount of traffic data is essential for traffic and transport planning.

Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, University of Zagreb

Geospatial data is one of the cornerstones of information society and the ongoing digital revolution. The vision of the University of Zagreb Faculty of Geodesy is realizing the full potential of the geospatial data - active research, promotion and education throughout the interdisciplinary approach.

Faculty of Geodesy, University of Zagreb