Eionet core data flows 2017

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This briefing presents the results of data collected in 2017 for nine Eionet core data flows. It summarises the evaluation of hundreds of 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 the 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 2017
  • Austria, Croatia, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom managed to achieve a data flow score of 100 % (Figure 1), which indicates the provision of timely and high quality data across all covered data flows.
  • In addition, the following eight countries managed to achieve a final score of 90 % or above: Belgium, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Spain, Finland, Ireland and Latvia (in order of rank).
  • The overall progress across all core data flows is given as the median value of country scores. This value is now at 89 % for the 28 EU countries and 86 % for 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 a 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 for improved reporting by countries. The annual process conducted by the EEA and the Eionet is an evaluation of data deliveries at the technical level. This is performed independently from 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 2017

data reporting performance of countries 2017 

 Source: Eionet core data flows 2017

Table 1. History of data reporting performance (sample table)

Country2005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
Albania 30 45 21 19 31 53 47 36 56 45   21 46
Austria 98 100 100 100 100 95 98 83 96 96   83 100
Belgium 66 69 75 96 92 90 94 92 90 93   98 97
Bosnia and Herzegovina 22 53 46 58 56 50 53 42 31 10   15 25
Bulgaria 89 80 92 96 92 92 94 92 96 96   73 89
Croatia 17 48 71 69 78 92 89 92 95 88   90 100
Cyprus 25 63 81 90 90 73 88 83 71 79   70 67
Czech Republic 65 68 84 80 85 85 82 84 84 92   65 86
Denmark 69 63 78 73 94 92 96 92 90 71   85 83
Estonia 81 90 86 96 96 98 98 94 98 96   88 89
Finland 75 73 78 92 85 83 83 90 92 89   95 92
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 69 78 75 75 72 69 69 66 81 81   79 70
France 83 85 89 94 96 96 94 96 88 86   90 83
Germany 75 92 78 88 100 98 94 94 96 96   95 97
Greece 54 50 50 52 58 58 65 69 67 61   60 44
Hungary 80 86 78 66 45 41 65 65 60 75   68 78
Iceland 56 30 64 73 64 75 80 70 70 50   81 67
Ireland 73 73 81 94 92 90 92 94 98 96   90 92
Italy 59 50 64 67 54 60 62 63 77 68   65 61
Kosovo under UNSCR 1244/99  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A 57 66 61 56   46 38
Latvia 98 100 97 98 98 96 85 94 94 86   93 92
Liechtenstein 64 54 60 57 86 82 97 66 34 45   25 33
Lithuania 83 94 94 85 94 94 96 94 90 86   73 97
Luxembourg 39 44 34 58 53 63 84 89 80 96   63 83
Malta 63 68 69 86 52 34 46 77 69 64   45 50
Montenegro 36 56 0 17 6 44 53 50 56 30   46 25
Netherlands 77 79 81 60 77 88 96 88 90 93   85 100
Norway 65 78 93 80 85 90 89 89 89 92   88 82
Poland 58 77 69 79 81 79 88 92 87 89   98 97
Portugal 27 42 64 83 85 90 85 77 85 82   93 86
Romania 11 75 86 96 92 92 92 90 87 82   70 58
Serbia 36 56 60 78 75 75 72 78 78 90   72 75
Slovakia 85 95 97 91 98 82 92 92 92 96   90 86
Slovenia 75 96 94 96 94 96 94 94 96 89   93 81
Spain 52 56 64 63 83 85 90 92 92 96   85 94
Sweden 94 96 97 100 100 98 100 100 96 96   80 81
Switzerland 75 39 85 100 97 94 100 83 94 95   86 100
Turkey 19 17 25 47 64 64 72 64 69 35   57 65
United Kingdom 82 83 94 65 81 98 96 96 94 89   98 100
Median EU-28 74 76 81 87 91 90 92 92 90 89   85 89
Median EEA-33 69 73 81 85 86 90 92 90 90 89   85 86
Median EEA-39 66 71 78 80 85 87 89 89 88 88   81 83

Source: Eionet core data flows 2016

N/A: Not applicable

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 scoring and the rules applied are available from the Eionet website.

In 2015, no evaluation of deliveries was made because of the review of core data flows. Although the review led to changes in the list of data flows, the recent results remain 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, initially covering the then 18 EEA member countries and 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 plus the six cooperating Western Balkan countries are now covered by 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 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 second evaluation of core data flows, covering nine core data flows in the following areas:

Air quality

Air emissions

Biodiversity

Climate change mitigation

Noise

Industrial pollution

Water

 

 

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Title: Eionet core data flows 2017

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