The Generalitat is already a member of Open Data Charter, an international organisation made up of more than 70 governments and organisations that are working to make the flow of data shared with citizens more efficient and transparent so that they can be reused.
Open data are digital data made available to the public to be freely consulted, used and distributed. According to the Open Data Charter, the data must comply with the following principles:
- Open data by default
- Published in a timely and understandable way
- Accessible and easy to use
- They should favour transparency
- They should foster development and innovation in society
Being part of the Open Data Charter means that the Generalitat of Catalonia undertakes to adopt these principles in the management of its open data.
The Generalitat has been working on freeing up its data since 2010, when its Open Public Data Project was launched.
The dissemination of data democratises public information and benefits citizens. It also improves government efficiency and effectiveness, as well as promoting research and innovation.
An ambitious commitment to open data