The Data Act – Another chance for the Data Commons?

September 9, 2021 by: Open Future
A first look at the issues that shape the discussion about the upcoming Data Act, the second legislative element of the Commission's European Data Strategy.

Open research in the public interest

September 7, 2021 by: Open Future
Open Future is a signatory of AlgorithmWatch's letter to European lawmakers to prevent online platforms from hindering ongoing public interest research about them.

European Parliament misses the opportunity to build the Data Commons

July 30, 2021 by: Open Future
A critical take on European Parliament's ITRE committee report on the Data Governance Act. The report adopted by the ITRE committee represents the negotiation mandate for the trilogue negotiations.

Introducing SDEPS

July 6, 2021 by: Open Future
The coalition for a Shared Digital European Public Sphere – SDEPS –aims to bring together different types of organizations who are united in their determination to build a European Digital Public Sphere while providing a European coordination layer for developing alternative online infrastructures.

The Conference on the Future of Europe

May 27, 2021 by: Alek Tarkowski et al.
The Conference on the Future of Europe–CoFoE–represents an unprecedented democratic exercise bringing mass citizen participation through digital platforms. The Open Movement and other activist organizations should use this opportunity to shape future EU policies.

Digital Compass – Can you point me to the society?

May 7, 2021 by: Alek Tarkowski
A critical take on the European Commission's Communication "2030 Digital Compass" which defines the policy objectives for Europe's Digital Decade.


April 29, 2021 by: Francesco Vogelezang et al.
Openly licensed photographs of faces have been broadly used for the training of AI facial recognition systems. This is widely presented as an example of corporate extraction of value from the commons, yet no policy or governance solution has been provided to this challenge.

Europe’s Digital Decade​ – A Compass without a map?

April 8, 2021 by: Paul Keller
A first look at the 2030 Digital Compass: the European Commission presented its long term (10 year) strategy for shaping the digital transformation in Europe. In this post we take a first critical look at the Commission's ambitions.

Press release: Open Future Foundation

March 5, 2021 by: Open Future
Today the Open Future Foundation, a new think tank for the open movement, has launched. Open Future’s goal is to strengthen the European advocacy efforts conducted by organisations advocating for open access to knowledge and culture and to ensure that the principles of this open movement are reflected in the European Union’s digital policy framework.

Interoperability with a Purpose

December 14, 2020 by: Alek Tarkowski et al.
Interoperability is a key step to fix the internet and to build digital public infrastructures. Interoperability has arrived on the policy agenda, where it is widely expected that the European Union’s upcoming Digital Services Act contains at least some interoperability measures for so-called gatekeeper platforms.
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