Reuse Workshop

Reuse of EU legal data

Free reuse of legal data is a relatively new area which opens up numerous interesting possibilities for creating value-added products and services. Legal data from the EU, available via the EUR-Lex portal, is considered to be particularly interesting in this context, since EU laws directly affect the lives of almost 500 million EU citizens and have an indirect effect on many more outside the EU.

This session addressed a number of key questions concerning the reuse of EU legal data, such as the types of available content, the modalities of access and the requirements of reusers. It provided an opportunity for a discussion between the data holder (the EU) and reusers in order to fully explore the opportunities linked to the reuse of EU legal data and the possible future developments in this area.

The issues discussed in this session should be of interest to current and potential reusers of EU legal data (publishers, app developers, information brokers etc.), as well as to anyone interested in legal data in general.

Kurt König

Director at the Publications Office of the European Union

Chair

Workshop Agenda

Brussels, Charlemagne building, 21 March 2016

  • 14:00 - 14:20  Welcome and introduction by Kurt König
    Director for Core Business Services at the Publications Office of the EU
  • 14:20 - 14:40  The reuse offer of the Publications Office of the EU
    • Cellar, Open Data, Linked Open Data, Peter Schmitz, Head of Unit, Postproduction Reception, Validation and Cellar Management, Publications Office of the EU
       presentation by Norbert Hohn and Peter Schmitz
    • EU Open Data Portal, Norbert Hohn, Head of Sector, EU Open Data Portal, Publications Office of the EU
  • 14:40 - 14:50  Use case - legal publishing,Christian Dirschl, Chief Content Architect, Wolters Kluwer Germany
  • 15:10 - 16:40  Panel discussion: Reuse of EU open data - challenges and opportunities
    • Moderation:
      Christian Dirschl, Chief Content Architect, Wolters Kluwer Germany
    • Panellists:
      Gudrún Magnúsdóttir, Chief Strategy Officer, ESTeam AB, Sweden
      Aki Hietanen, Director of Information Services, Ministry of Justice, Finland
      Malte Beyer-Katzenberger, Policy Officer, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
      José Luis Marín de la Iglesia, Chief Executive Officer, Euroalert.net (Gateway S.C.S.), Spain
  • 16:40 - 16:45  Conclusion by Kurt König
    Director for Core Business Services at the Publications Office of the EU
 

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