Eionet core data flows 2016

Briefing Published 11 Jul 2017 Last modified 16 Nov 2017
This briefing presents the results of data collected in 2016 for 10 Eionet core data flows. It summarises the evaluation of close to 1 000 data deliveries received from reporting countries. The purpose of the briefing is to show progress against agreed reporting criteria (timeliness and data quality) in order to allow countries to identify and prioritise the resources they need for regular reporting procedures. The provision of high-quality data by Eionet is fundamental for the EEA to achieve its mission to provide timely, targeted, relevant and reliable information to policy-making agents and the public.
Eionet core data flows 2016

Main messages

  • Belgium, Poland and the United Kingdom shared this year’s top data flow score of 98 % (Figure 1). A reporting performance of 100 % would indicate timely and high quality data deliveries across all covered data flows.
  • In addition, the following nine countries managed to achieve a final score at or above 90 %: Finland, Germany, Latvia, Portugal, Slovenia, Croatia, France, Ireland and Slovakia.
  • The overall progress across all core data flows is given as the median value of country scores. This value is now at 85 %, both for the 28 EU countries and the 33 EEA member countries (Table 1). One of the performance indicators in the EEA’s Multi-Annual Work Programme 2014-2018 is to achieve an average data flow score of at least 90 % by the end of 2018. Reaching this target within the given time frame continues to be an ambitious challenge.

 

The annual evaluation of deliveries under the Eionet core data flows is a continuation of the earlier reporting on Eionet priority data flows, for which annual reports have been published by the EEA since 2005. The scoring of countries’ reporting performance on the basis of key data flows is considered to be an important driver contributing to improved reporting countries. The annual process conducted by the EEA and Eionet is an evaluation of data deliveries at the technical level, which is performed independently of other data flow monitoring activities that may exist, e.g. those carried out by the European Commission for compliance reasons.

Figure 1. Overall data reporting performance of countries in 2016

Figure 1 Overall data reporting performance of countries in 2016

Source: Eionet core data flows 2016


Table 1. History of data reporting performance

Country 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Albania 30 45 21 19 31 53 47 36 56 45 21
Austria 98 100 100 100 100 95 98 83 96 96 83
Belgium 66 69 75 96 92 90 94 92 90 93 98
Bosnia and Herzegovina 22 53 46 58 56 50 53 42 31 10 15
Bulgaria 89 80 92 96 92 92 94 92 96 96 73
Croatia 17 48 71 69 78 92 89 92 95 88 90
Cyprus 25 63 81 90 90 73 88 83 71 79 70
Czech Republic 65 68 84 80 85 85 82 84 84 92 65
Denmark 69 63 78 73 94 92 96 92 90 71 85
Estonia 81 90 86 96 96 98 98 94 98 96 88
Finland 75 73 78 92 85 83 83 90 92 89 95
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 69 78 75 75 72 69 69 66 81 81 79
France 83 85 89 94 96 96 94 96 88 86 90
Germany 75 92 78 88 100 98 94 94 96 96 95
Greece 54 50 50 52 58 58 65 69 67 61 60
Hungary 80 86 78 66 45 41 65 65 60 75 68
Iceland 56 30 64 73 64 75 80 70 70 50 81
Ireland 73 73 81 94 92 90 92 94 98 96 90
Italy 59 50 64 67 54 60 62 63 77 68 65
Kosovo under UNSCR 1244/99 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 57 66 61 56 46
Latvia 98 100 97 98 98 96 85 94 94 86 93
Liechtenstein 64 54 60 57 86 82 97 66 34 45 25
Lithuania 83 94 94 85 94 94 96 94 90 86 73
Luxembourg 39 44 34 58 53 63 84 89 80 96 63
Malta 63 68 69 86 52 34 46 77 69 64 45
Montenegro 36 56 0 17 6 44 53 50 56 30 46
Netherlands 77 79 81 60 77 88 96 88 90 93 85
Norway 65 78 93 80 85 90 89 89 89 92 88
Poland 58 77 69 79 81 79 88 92 87 89 98
Portugal 27 42 64 83 85 90 85 77 85 82 93
Romania 11 75 86 96 92 92 92 90 87 82 70
Serbia 36 56 60 78 75 75 72 78 78 90 72
Slovakia 85 95 97 91 98 82 92 92 92 96 90
Slovenia 75 96 94 96 94 96 94 94 96 89 93
Spain 52 56 64 63 83 85 90 92 92 96 85
Sweden 94 96 97 100 100 98 100 100 96 96 80
Switzerland 75 39 85 100 97 94 100 83 94 95 86
Turkey 19 17 25 47 64 64 72 64 69 35 57
United Kingdom 82 83 94 65 81 98 96 96 94 89 98
Median EU-28 74 76 81 87 91 90 92 92 90 89 85
Median EEA-33 69 73 81 85 86 90 92 90 90 89 85
Median EEA-39 66 71 78 80 85 87 89 89 88 88 81

Source: Eionet core data flows 2016

Table 1 shows the countries’ reporting performance (in %) since 2005. A score of 100 % indicates timely and high quality data deliveries across all covered data flows. For each data flow, a score of 0-4 points is given according to the timeliness and quality of the delivered data. The scores from all data flows are summed for each country and expressed as a percentage of the maximum achievable score. More details on the scoring and the rules applied are available from the Eionet website.

In 2015, no evaluation of deliveries was made because the review of core data flows was being made. Although this review lead to changes in the list of evaluated data flows, the results for 2016 are largely comparable with those from earlier years, as overall evaluation principles have not been changed.

Background to Eionet core data flows

Eionet data flow monitoring and progress reporting began in 1999 with an initial geographical coverage of the original 18 EEA member countries and a thematic scope of nine priority data flows. Since then, the list of data flows has expanded to 13 and the number of countries has grown to 39, as all 33 EEA member countries as well as the six cooperating Western Balkan countries are now covered by the data flow reporting.

During 2015, a review of data flow reporting was done in response to a need to realign the existing set of data flows with EEA priorities, i.e. the needs deriving from the EEA’s Multi-Annual Work Programme (MAWP) 2014-2018. During the review process, the following definition was established: “Eionet core data flows: a subset of existing key data flows reported by EEA member and cooperating countries agreed by the Management Board using the Reportnet tools and which are used by the EEA for its main assessments, products and services”.

In November 2015, a set of 18 Eionet core data flows that provides a better reflection of the importance of data flows for the EEA’s assessment activities was adopted by the EEA Management Board. This briefing summarises the first evaluation of core data flows, covering an initial subset of 10 core data flows in the following areas:

Air quality

Air emissions

Biodiversity

Climate change mitigation

Industrial pollution

Water

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Briefing no. 9/2017

Title: Releases to the environment from Europe's industrial sector

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