Among EC public sources EU Open Data Portal + CORDIS and Participant Portal are most commonly used. The European Union Open Data Portal (EU ODP) gives an access to open data published by EU institutions and bodies. All the data found via this portal are free to use for commercial or non-commercial purposes. Data since FP1 (1984-1987) till H2020 are available. There are four main files: participating organisations are listed in the file H2020 Organisations; file H2020 Projects contains grant information for each project; then there are Principal Investigators in Horizon 2020 ERC projects and Researchers in H2020 MSCA projects files. These CORDIS datasets are produced on a monthly basis. Therefore inconsistencies may occur between what is presented on the CORDIS live website and the datasets. On CORDIS website projects, reports, results etc. can be searched using many different criteria.
The NCPs CaRE website has integrated a data hub system developed by EASME. This data hub presents Horizon 2020 projects funded under Societal Challenge “Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials”.
With this application it is now possible to simply search and filter projects by topic (earth observation, circular economy, climate services, raw materials etc.), country, project type, year (start or end date) and budget range. You can do this by clicking on the blue arrow on the left side of the map.
Besides this, each project has a summary that includes some information about the project, the participants and a link for their website. This means that in a few clicks you’ll be able to find lots of useful data!
Statistics and figures are also an important feature. You can try the tool by the dedicate page.
The multi-thematic statistical book Energy, transport and environment indicators comprises a broad set of data collected by Eurostat. It presents the EU’s main indicators for energy, transport and environment with particular focus on sustainable development and climate change. The publication provides data for the European Union and its Member States, while some indicators include also data for the EFTA countries and candidate and potential candidate countries to the EU.
Eurostat, The EU’s statistical office, has published its sixth monitoring report of the EU Sustainable Development Strategy. The report was released on 1 September 2015 and evaluates progress towards the EU SDS objectives, using a set of more than 100 sustainable development indicators, grouped into ten thematic areas. The evaluation considers two periods: the long term, accounting for progress since the year 2000, and the short term, looking at the trends over the last five years. Progress is visually represented through weather symbols, which reflect how favourable or unfavourable the developments have been over those two periods. Thematic chapters provide a detailed assessment of each of the ten themes.
A clearly favourable development has been observed for greenhouse gas emissions (GHG emissions), one of the headline indicators of the ‘climate change and energy’ theme. GHG emissions have steadily decreased in the long run. If this trend continues the EU is likely to surpass its 2020 target to reduce emissions by 20 % compared with 1990 levels.
The report is available here: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/en/web/products-statistical-books/-/KS-GT-15-001
Source : Eurostat news release : http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/2995521/6976338/8-01092015-BP-EN.pdf/90c40a2d-bed9-4292-8103-1034641b7722