Green Paper on Open Data

The Green Paper on Open Data is the first systematic government report on the open data policy in Estonia, setting out its guiding principles, interoperability architecture, central policy choices and an activity plan. It is a must read for anyone who plans to explore the concept of open data and related terminology. The holders of information can find here answers to many questions they encounter in relation to opening up data.

The Green Paper was prepared by the Department of State Information Systems of the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications in cooperation with the Estonian Data Protection Inspectorate and the Strategy Unit of the Government Office. The preliminary version of the Green Paper was made available for consultations in November 2013 on the portal Four rounds of discussions were held, recommendations for amendments were asked from all ministries, constitutional institutions, Estonian Association of Information Technology, Association of Estonian Cities and the Association of Estonian Municipalities, and more than 50 experts were consulted with via e-mail.

The Green Paper on Open Data (in Estonian) can be downloaded here.

European Union Regional Developmen Fund

The Open Data Portal's content is created as part of the EU structural funds' programme "Raising Public Awareness about the Information Society" financed through the EU Regional Development Fund.