UE: European Union legislation

European Union legislation

http://epdb.eu/eulegislation/

1. Implementation procedure

Name of the institution running website/application:Buhl & Rasmussen
Type of the institution running website/application:

an implementation carried out by a non-governmental institution or a private entity

Source of financing:

private resources - companies

Year of launching the website/application: 2011
Service's/application's rating:

2. Implementation's characteristics

Application The evolution of European Union Legislation is an example of the use of open public data. The presented solution is a graphical representation of the development of European legislation from 1951 to 2011. The application shows the quantitative increase in legal acts at annual intervals.
The legislative activity of the institutions of the European Union is represented by a pie chart as well as a timeline. The presentation reflects the division of legal acts into different sectors/European policies. The application also provides information on the number of specific types of the EU acts – including issued, regulations, decisions and other legal acts. Users, when clicking on colourful ‘circles’ representing particular sectors, are redirected to next slides showing a detailed layout of the legal acts in thematic subcategories for a given sector.

By default, when a website of the implementation loads, an animated version of the application launches. Users, using the menu to the bottom of the page, can stop the animation, and using the timeline therein, can select a selected year.
The application was developed and shared with users in 23 languages. The creators published an API code for implementing the European Union legislation on – http://api.epdb.eu/. The website contains a step-by-step explanation on how to use the application, as well as how and what databases were used when creating the deployment.

 

View of the application with a timeline – year 1958

View of the application with a timeline – year 1958

Quantitative list of the EU legislative acts until 1968

Quantitative list of the EU legislative acts until 1968

Quantitative list of the EU legislative acts until 2011

Quantitative list of the EU legislative acts until 2011

View of a slide of a thematic subcategory within a sector concerning legal solutions about taxes – 2011

View of a slide of a thematic subcategory within a sector concerning legal solutions about taxes – 2011

3. Detailed description categories

Type of the service's/application user:
  • G2C: citizens
  • G2B: business
  • G2G: state administration (and possibly the site owner. Others)
  • G2N: non-governmental (3rd sector)
The application service's usage area:
  • informational role fulfilled by public institutions (“we inform”)
A communication - an indication of all the media and dissemination
  • Independent website dedicated to the application / solution eGov
Access to the full functionality of the service
  1. Access to the service is not required to verify the identity of users / does not require registration of your account.
Tracking of user's activity:
  • without verification / automatic verification
The service's/application's usage areas
  1. Open Data
Forms of interaction with users:
  1. Infographics
  2. Use of open data provided by public institutions (open date)
Service's/Application's integration to social networking sites
  • Yes
Availability of service/application use instruction
  • None
Is the connection encrypted?
  • No

4. Service's/Application's integration with social networking sites

As for: 21.05.2015
The project hasn't its profiles on networking sites:

5. Screen gallery