According to the European Commission, the use of open data could generate up to 140 billion euros a year. Similar calculations are not carried out in Lithuania, but National Institutions have accumulated a variety of data, many of which are getting in the repositories and are not used. During the open-source data chakoton in 2015, several interesting ideas for urban life were developed – a tool that translates detailed city plans into a human language, a program that establishes relationships between people working in public institutions and a game that lets you check how well you know the non-tourist places of your city.

In 2016, Public Entity „Enterprise Lithuania“ launched a pilot project "Promoting Innovation in Europe Using Open Related Statistics for Improving Public Administration" (OpenGovIntelligence) with the other six European Union countries, aiming at identify business-relevant open data and develop an online platform that will help to improve the business environment, to foster competitiveness and to make it easier to analyse market.

The project seeks to modernize public administration through innovative solutions and the application of related open statistics. Publication of open data in a convenient form, using technological solutions and taking into account the needs of users, can transform society, its attitudes and business across Europe.

The project is being implemented by an international consortium:

-7 EU Member States (Greece, Lithuania, Estonia, United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands and Belgium (the Flemish Government))

-12 Partners (6 MTEP Partners and 6 “pilots”)

– Executive Partner – Centre for Research & Technology Hellas CERTH (GR)

Project objectives:

1.To identify challenges and needs (related to legal, political, institutional, social and technical issues) by opening and using Linked Open Statistical Data (LOSD) for the joint development of innovative services;

2. To create a framework, consisting of processes, regulation and data infrastructure architecture, which will establish a user-oriented LOSD Innovation Ecosystem;

3. To create open source and commercial IT tools that support the structure and allow the public sector to open LOSD, and institutions and the public to use these data for the development of innovative services;

4. To design the system and IT tools for 6 pilots;

5. To create and validate sustainable business models for post-project continuity.





Ministry of Internal Affairs

Public Administration decision making


Marine institute

Marine environment


Enterprise Lithuania

Services for Business


the Flemish Government

Environmental policy formation


Ministry of Internal Affairs / Tallinn Technical University

Real estate evaluation and comparison

United Kingdom

Trafford City Council

Decision making tool for local government

More about the project: 

Project duration – 2016-02-01 – 2019-02-01 (36 months)

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 693849.

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