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News article18 April 2024Directorate-General for Digital Services2 min read

New IOPEU Academy Course Aims to Build a Data Informed Public Sector with the Big Data Test Infrastructure (BDTI)

The Interoperability Academy and the Big Data Test Infrastructure team are proud to unveil a new interactive course: An Introduction to BDTI.

This initiative is designed to support EU public administrations in moving forward with data literacy and developing data analytics pilot projects, free of charge, using the open-source tools offered by the BDTI infrastructure. 

The BDTI course is a strategic part of the broader Data Spaces support centre and initiatives aimed at enhancing data utilisation across the EU, and the Interoperable Europe Act, aimed at fostering seamless cooperation of administrations and public services across territorial, sectoral and organisational boundaries. In an era where data is a pivotal asset, providing public administrations with the tools to analyse and derive insights from public sector data is crucial for informed decision-making and service improvement. 

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Why did we create this course? 

The Big Data Test Infrastructure and the EU Academy Introduction to BDTI course were created under the Digital Europe Programme (DEP) with the goal of accelerating the economic recovery and shaping the digital transformation of Europe’s society and economy, increasing the availability, quality and usability of public sector information in compliance with the requirement of the Open Data Directive. Maria Claudia BODINO, BDTI Project Lead and Data and Innovation Expert, highlights that:

With this course, we aim to support public administrations engaged in digital transformation to drive forward their efforts by getting to know BDTI and the concrete benefits it offers. Namely, a cloud-based analytics test environment to experiment with open-source tools and to prototype solutions.

Why should you participate? 

Participants will gain practical experience and be part of an important drive to build crucial data skills and literacy in the public sector that will, in turn, promote the development of better public services and outcomes for people. 

Promoting Open-Source Tools in Public Sectors 

This course provides an in-depth understanding of using data analytics and open-source tools in the public sector. It highlights the benefits, such as increased transparency, cost efficiency, and independence from vendors, which enable better governance and public service management. 

Developing a Data-Informed Public Sector 

Participants will learn the importance of extracting valuable insights from the public sector and open data. The course aims to support the development of a data-informed public administration that can effectively utilise data to enhance decision-making and public service offerings. 

Building and Applying Practical Skills 

The course offers hands-on opportunities to develop and apply data skills by creating use cases and pilot projects. This practical approach empowers you to contribute to your community using the BDTI platform. 

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How it the course structured? 

The course is divided into four interactive parts covering various key aspects of the importance of data in the public sector, including the most important EU legal acts, directives, and regulations. It aims to promote knowledge of open-source tools in the public sector and the associated benefits, such as cost efficiency, transparency, and vendor independence. 

At the end of the course, you can test your knowledge with an interactive quiz designed to reinforce your understanding and showcase your expertise. Participants will also have the chance to earn a certificate of completion. 

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We invite you to enrol for this transformative programme and leverage the BDTI platform to make a tangible impact in your organisation and community. 

Be at the forefront of data-driven innovation in the public sector. 

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Publication date
18 April 2024
Directorate-General for Digital Services