2016 CEF Telecom call - Public Open Data (CEF-TC-2016-2) CEF-TC-2016-2-OpenData Closed!


The priority outcomes of this call for proposals are to continue the support to the generation, aggregation and cross-border/cross domain harmonisation of open datasets at all levels of government, including cities, integrating the support provided by the CEF Telecom 2015 work programme. In addition, the call aims at fostering the availability of harmonised and detailed datasets content description for their full and informed use.

This call will help boost the development of information products and services based on the re-use and combination of open public data across the EU and contribute in particular to:

  • Improve the availability of harmonised content at the EU level, which will facilitate its cross border and cross domain re-use in both the public and private sectors and streamline of the production of interoperable content as well as its re-use and duplication reduction.
  • Increase the transparency and availability of innovative services for citizens, as well as increase the overall efficiency of public services and administrations.
  • Assist the innovation ecosystems of startups, which can strongly benefit from open data and platforms, as well as support the development of apps with high social and economic impact.
  • Promote the availability of good quality, reliable and interoperable datasets and enabling data portals infrastructure to allow the full potential of Open Data to be exploited.
  • Support the functioning of the European Data Portal as the one-stop-shop for Open Data across the EU.
  • Support the priorities of Digital Single Market, boosting competitiveness through cross-border interoperability and standardisation and facilitating easy interaction with citizens.


 Proposed actions should aim to:

  • Support actions re-using information made discoverable/available through the European Data Portal, where appropriate in combination with other sources of information, such as the INSPIRE geo-portal, via operational and sustainable end-user dedicated solutions (mobile devices applications, websites or (web)services. The deployment of new services by innovation ecosystems supported by open platforms (such as FIWARE) in domains reaching significant critical mass is encouraged.
  • Improve the usability of Open Data across borders through a convergence of licensing conditions for Open Data in Europe, inter alia by way of progressive alignment of identical licensing conditions in existing national licences (reduction of ambiguity due to different ways of formulating identical conditions), thus facilitating their machine readability.
  • Propose a EU-wide assessment model demonstrating the impacts of open data, such as through the provision of a toolkit for the national administrations (standard procedures, software solutions which might include the processing of open data, harmonised questionnaires, key indicators, etc.) to facilitate ex-post evaluation of the economic and social impacts brought about by the re-use of public sector information in Europe.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 3,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 15 September 2016 - 5 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Energy and Transport

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