The Data for Policy 2019 conference held on 11 June was hosted by the University College London (UCL) to bring together academia, public sector representatives, and business to discuss data re-use in the public sector. This conference focused on the impact and potential of the digital revolution in the government sector and the role and contribution of key stakeholders including researchers, international agencies, non-profit institutions, and companies.
At the conference, the European Data Portal’s (EDP’s) Esther Huyer presented the findings of the EDP’s analytical report on Business-to-Government (B2G) Data Sharing. She exemplified the value of private sector data for the public sector, the challenges of sharing this data, the solutions to succeed, and the importance of data sharing collaboration in the EU. Esther Huyer also highlighted that, to achieve a European data sharing culture mindset, we need to: