Log in



An EU-wide database of data re-use requests

Image is not available
Image is not available

Add your request here

Have you submitted a request for re-use to a public sector body? Let us know how it’s going

Image is not available
previous arrow
next arrow

Quick search

To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.


What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves onyour computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.


How do we use cookies?

A number of our pages use cookies to remember:

  • your display preferences, such as contrast colour settings or font size
  • if you have already replied to a survey pop-up that asks you if the content was helpful or not (so you won't be asked again)
  • if you have agreed (or not) to our use of cookies on this site

Also, some videos embedded in our pages use a cookie to anonymously gather statistics on how you got there and what videos you visited.

Cookies are also stored by Europa Analytics, the corporate service which measures the effectiveness and efficiency of the European Commission's websites on EUROPA.

Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.

The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.


Do we use other cookies?

Some of our pages or subsites may use additional or different cookies to the ones described above. If so, the details of these will be provided in their specific cookies notice page. You may be asked for your agreement to store these cookies.


How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish - for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

PSI Monitor


A transparent and publicly accessible database of requests for the re-use of public sector information (PSI).

Contact form


PSI Monitor


A transparent and publicly accessible database of requests for the re-use of public sector information (PSI).


The Directive on the re-use of public sector information, the so called 'PSI Directive', has opened up new sources of public sector information for re-use and has accelerated the roll-out of national open data initiatives.

However, the re-use of a significant number of datasets still require a submission of individual requests for re-use, addressed to public sector bodies of the Member States.

Add your PSI request


Are you an individual, a company or an organisation wanting to use public sector information for a purpose other than the initial public task it was produced for?

Have you submitted a request for reuse to a public sector body?

Let us know how it’s going.

Register to the website and add your PSI request. Your contribution is important.


Summary of the legislation

Documents produced by the public sector in the Member States constitute a considerable resource for the benefit of the knowledge economy.

Directive 2003/98/EC as modified by Directive 2013/37/EU sets rules on the re-use and means to facilitate the re-use of existing documents held by public sector bodies.

Open data policies encourage the availability and re-use of public sector information for private or commercial purposes and promote the circulation of information.


Relevant National legislation


Member States which have adopted specific PSI re-use measures

Member States which have used a combination of new measures specifically addressing re-use and legislation predating the Directive:

What it is

A transparent and publicly accessible database of requests for the re-use of public sector information.


European and national legislation and other information on public sector information .

News & events

Conferences, webinars & workshops on public sector information.


  • Access to public information during the outbreak


    The recent outbreak impacted heavily the daily life and work of millions of citizens around the world.  One of the effects was the suspension of the means of access to public information provided by
  • Should the right to re-use of information be a fundamental right?


     We know that the access to information is a fundamental right, guaranteed by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. We also know that the right to re-use the information coming
  • Make a PSI request for re-use in Denmark

    Our investigation to figure out how to make PSI requests this time focuses on Denmark. 
    This country can be considered as an early adopter of the open data philosophy. Nonetheless, making an access or

  • PSI Directive VS Database Directive

    In the preparatory note of the proposal of the new PSI Directive it is reported that the recast clarifies the relation between Directive 96/9/EC on legal protection of databases and the PSI



A transparent and publicly accessible database of requests for the re-use of public sector information (PSI).

Funded by the European Union

Keep in Touch



© 2018 PSI Monitor

Quick search