Apps for Europe

Apps for Europe is a support network that provides tools to transform ideas for data based apps into viable businesses. We bring a powerful European network of individuals and organisations who have been involved in open data programmes and in supporting promising ideas to help ideas to scale.


D-CENT (Decentralised Citizens ENgagement Technologies) creates digital tools for direct democracy and economic empowerment. It helps communities to share data, collaborate and organize their operations.


DM2E is an EC-funded project that is building the tools and communities to enable humanities researchers to work with manuscripts in the Linked Open Web.


Europeana Space (2014-2017) was a best practice network aimed at creating new opportunities for employment and economic growth within the creative industries sector, based on Europe’s rich digital cultural resources.


The FutureTDM project seeks to improve uptake of text and data mining (TDM) in the EU by actively engaging with stakeholders such as researchers, developers, publishers and SMEs


The LinkedUp Project supports the exploitation of open and linked data available on the Web through a competition and evaluation framework. As part of the sustainability of the project we set up the Open Education Working Group to build a strong network of people interested in open data in education and related open education topics.


LOD2 aims to develop and improve core pieces of technology for working with linked open data, making some key components faster, better and easier to use.

Open Budgets EU

The OpenBudgets platform is designed for public administrations, citizens, NGOs, media organisations, public service companies, and stakeholders working with fiscal data. The key challenge is to provide a scalable platform that is easy-to-use, flexible, and attractive for all these different types of users.

Open Data and Privacy

A joint project between Open Knowledge Foundation and Open Rights Groups that explores the issues surrounding the problematic intersection of personal data, open data and privacy.

Open Development Toolkit

Developed in cooperation with Development Initiatives, the Open Development Toolkit is a centralised hub around open development, bringing together tools and training materials with the aim of increasing data literacy on international development data.

Open Trials

An open, online database of information about the world’s clinical research trials

Panton Fellowships

The Panton Principles for Open Data in Science strongly encourage scientists and others to place scientific research data into the public domain using an appropriate license or legal tool. The Panton Fellows explore and support this concept. They endorse the Panton Principles for making scientific data open, and promote the value of open data in all areas of science.


PASTEUR4OA (Open Access Policy Alignment Strategies for European Union Research) helped develop and reinforce Open Access strategies and policies at the national level and facilitate their coordination among all EU Member States.


Raising Open and User-friendly Transparency-Enabling Technologies fOr Public Administrations

Stop Secret Contracts Campaign

Stop Secret Contracts was an Open Knowledge-led campaign to improve the openness and transparancy of information about public contracts around the world.