Today, a group of civil society organisations, including the Web Foundation, launched a call to the European Union to join the Open Government Partnership – the world’s leading alliance for transparent, accountable and responsive governance. There are two big reasons …

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Using the API Explorer we looked at a question from the Eurofound European Quality of Life Survey to study the Portugal open data about how easy people in Portugal were finding it to make ends meet, which means are households …

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By Dr Julia Glidden and Susie Ruston McAleer How do you make open data an achievable reality for every city, regardless of its size or budget? Technology hub Issy-les-Moulineaux, Paris, opened over 75 datasets and created new apps, following open …

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We’re going to be creating a series of images that show statistics from the #EULife Open Data set using the API Explorer. It’s a great way to familiarise yourself with the data that’s in the Eurofound European Quality of Life …

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This is a guest post by Kersti Ruth Wissenbach, our Open Knowledge Ambassador in the Netherlands. At our Re:publica session in May we set out to bring together transparency and accountability practitioners from traditional NGOs as well as from the …

Civic Tech and NGOs … wait, and donors – Can we be better collaborators in global Transparency and Accountability work? Read more »

Our #EULife AppChallenge is a competition, running from 1st July 2015 to 30th September 2015 to encourage you to develop innovative new apps using European Quality of Life open data that we have published with help from Eurofound and the …

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In this short tutorial Ralph Cochrane & Philipp Rustemeier show you how to access and sign up for the UK Data Service Open Data API. We have made the European Quality of Life Survey from Eurofound (2007 & 2011) available …

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In this popular tutorial we use freely available tools to build an web app in Javascript and HTML that accesses the #EULife Open Data via the UK Data Service Open Data API and allows you to view the European Quality …

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In this tutorial Ralph Cochrane & Philip Rustemeier show you how to look at the UK Data Service Open Data API which contains the European Quality of Life Survey Open Data that you’ll need to enter the #EULife AppChallenge. Using …

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Python is a popular programming language that makes it easier to interrogate and read data. The results are similar to a “report” format so it’s popular with data scientists. It also comes pre-installed with many operating systems e.g. Mac OSX. …

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