January 21, 2022

Open Data: European Data Portal Ends Beta, What’s New in Version 1.0?

The European Data Portal from the European Commission launched in beta last November with 240,000 datasets. Here’s our post.

Today (Feb. 18, 2016), the beta ended and version 1.0 became available.

This page shares a look at what’s new in the new version. Here are a few of the items listed.

2016-02-18_15-17-44Metadata Quality Assessment – already known to you as “MQA” – this functionality has been enhanced to better match the methods used by the harvested portals and refine the results. In addition, new graphs are added to provide a more comprehensive overview of the metadata quality. Take a look at the detailed view per catalogue!

Multilingualism – 3 new languages available throughout the Portal. Thanks to the European Commission tool called “MT @ EC,” machine translation of all metadata has been extended with three more languages: Spanish, Italian and Polish. More languages coming up soon.

Eurostat basemaps – the maps used to visualise datasets are updated with maps from the most recent Eurostat Statistical Atlas.

Publication of the source code – the European Data Portal is built using open source code. The portal infrastructure will be available soon for download via GITLAB with accompanying documentation. Follow our latest news to stay informed.


Library – discover a completely new library with dozens and dozens of resources around Open Data organised into six different categories.


Training companion – This new section helps you deliver training on the basics of Open Data and provides you with supporting materials to suit your needs. Discover tips on how to run sessions, what to prepare, examples to show case and more.

FAQ – A new section with frequently asked questions is added to the portal to make it easier to find the answers to commonly asked questions. This part of the portal is still work in progress and will be expanded when other questions are frequently asked.

Direct to What’s New Page

Direct to European Data Portal

See Also: Recent EU Data Portal Update Webinar (Audio/Slides)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.