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Priority Data Sets of Public Administration (CZ0017)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Czech Republic Action Plan 2016-2018

Action Plan Cycle: 2016

Status: Inactive

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry of the Interior

Support Institution(s): MI, MF, MRD, MJ, MT, ME, GFI, OGRPA, and ČÚZK; Committee of Government Council for Information Society

Policy Areas

E-Government, Open Data, Public Participation, Records Management

IRM Review

IRM Report: Czech Republic End-of-Term Report 2016–2018, Czech Republic Mid-Term Report 2016-2018

Starred: No

Early Results: Major Major

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information Civic Participation , Technology

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion:

Description

STATE AND DEFINITION OF THE PROBLEM TO BE ADDRESSED BY MAKING THE COMMITMENT One of the commitments in the First Action Plan was to open the most important data sources to the public, companies and professional public for wider use. This commitment was not fulfilled due to the lack of uniform standards, methodological support and the absence of the National Open Data Catalogue (NODC). These obstacles have now been removed within meeting the commitments of the Second Action Plan, when the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic created the Standards and Methods for Publishing and Cataloguing the Public Administration of the Czech Republic and created the NODC. To start the use of open data of the Czech public administration, the data sets that are of special significant economic benefit or enhance the efficiency and optimization of the services and transparency of the state must be published. The proposed list of priority data sets is not complete because there is not sufficient dialogue between the public administration and the public. Therefore, the public does not know what data sources public administration institutions work with and public administration institutions do not know what data sets the public are interested in. This “recurring” cycle can be solved by a dialogue between selected public administration institutions and the public through public consultations. MAIN OBJECTIVE 1. Publish priority public administration data sets as open data. 2. Update the list of priority public administration data sets based on public consultations. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF COMMITMENT 1. Publish priority data sets in an open form and update them regularly to ensure that they are as up-to-date as possible. (The list of priority data sets is given in the Appendix to Commitment 4.2.1, below the commitment table.) 2. Catalogue the priority data sets in the National Open Data Catalogue. 3. When publishing, updating and cataloguing, proceed according to the Standards for Publishing and Cataloguing the Open Data of the Public Administration of the Czech Republic (Standardy publikace a katalogizace otevřených dat veřejné správy ČR) issued by the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic and published on http://opendata.gov.cz. 4. Update the list of priority data sets based on public consultations. 5. Publish, update and catalogue the data sets added to the list of priority data sets based on public consultations according to the Standards for Publishing and Cataloguing the Open Data of the Public Administration of the Czech Republic.

IRM Midterm Status Summary

4.2.1. Opening Priority Data Sets of Public Administration and Supplementing Them Based on Public Consultations

Commitment Text:

The Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic created the Standards and Methods for Publishing and Cataloguing the Public Administration of the Czech Republic and created the National Open Data Catalogue (NODC). To start the use of open data of the Czech public administration, the data sets that are of special significant economic benefit or enhance the efficiency and optimization of the services and transparency of the state must be published. The proposed list of priority data sets is not complete because there is not sufficient dialogue between the public administration and the public. Therefore, the public does not know what data sources public administration institutions work with and public administration institutions do not know what data sets the public are interested in. This 'recurring' cycle can be solved by a dialogue between selected public administration institutions and the public through public consultations.

Main Objective: Publish priority public administration data sets as open data and update them regularly to ensure that they are as up-to-date as possible. To catalogue the priority data sets in the National Open Data Catalogue according to the Standards for Publishing and Cataloguing the Open Data of the Public Administration of the Czech Republic issued by the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic and published on http://opendata.gov.cz. Update the list of priority public administration data sets based on public consultations. The method of publishing is closely interconnected with using advanced ICT technologies. A consequence of this commitment is the support of innovations and the modernization and optimization of services provided by the public sector.

Milestones:

1. Making selected public administration data sets accessible in an open form and catalogued in the NODC – see the List of Priority Public Administration Data Sets

2. Public consultations on the most required public administration data sets

3. Public administration open data sets made accessible based on public consultations

Responsible institution: Ministry of the Interior

Supporting institution(s): Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Regional Development, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Environment, General Financial Inspectorate, Office for Government Representation in Property Affairs, and Czech Office for Surveying, Mapping and Cadastre

Start date: 1 August 2016 End date: 31 December 2018

Context and Objectives

This commitment builds on the first and second action plan where open data was featured prominently. In the last three years, the process of opening data that was primarily pushed by the civil society sector has become a priority for the Ministry of the Interior and the public administration.[Note83: See, for example, the speech of the Deputy Minister of Interior at the annual conference, 'Open Data in Public Administration 2017,' that was organized on 10 November 2017. The full video of the conference as well as most of the presentations are available online: https://opendata.gov.cz/edu:konference:2017.] In December 2015, the Forum for Open Data[Note84: The Forum has representatives of the Otakar Motejl Fund (Open Society Fund Prague), Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University, University of Economics, CSOs from Prague, private companies, and state institutions. http://www.otevrenadata.cz/o-nas/forum-pro-otevrena-data/.] published a manifesto, 'Our state, our data,'[Note85: 'Manifest Nas stat, nase data,' http://www.otevrenadata.cz/res/data/002/003575.pdf.] promoting open data policy. Civil society and increasingly the private sector has been actively involved in the policy implementation in partnership with several public administration bodies.[Note86: The second edition of the Open Data Expo, a fair supporting dialogue between open data providers and open data users was organized by the Otakar Motejl Fund, Ministry of the Interior, PWC and CZ.NIC, the CZ domain registry, in March 2017. http://www.otevrenadata.cz/open-data-expo/rocnik-2017/.] In December 2016, Michal Kuban, national coordinator for open data from the Ministry of the Interior, together with two colleagues received the 'Kristalova lupa' award for promoting and raising public awareness on open data in the public administration.[Note87: Lupa.cz, 'Kristalova Lupa 2016 Cena ceskeho Internetu' (2018), https://kristalova.lupa.cz/2016/vysledky/.] 'Kristalova lupa' is a Czech internet award organized annually for the last eleven years by the portal, Lupa.cz.

Under the second action plan, the government developed and approved standards for publishing and cataloguing data in open format. In September 2016, Act No. 106/1999 Coll. on Access to Information was amended to include the definition of 'open data' and established the National Open Data Portal.[Note88: Otevrena Data, 'Otevrena data v CR: Portal pro poskytovatele' (27 Jul. 2018), https://opendata.gov.cz/.] Within this Portal, the National Open Data Catalogue (NODC) was established as a registry of the open data sets provided by public administration bodies, including state agencies, municipalities, and regional governments. The Portal and the Catalogue are updated on an ongoing basis. The catalogue currently contains over 130,000 data sets varying in format and quality and, based on CSO review, most of the datasets are provided by the Czech Office for Surveying, Mapping and Cadastre, which might alter the final statistics.[Note89: This is acknowledged in the annual report on open data published by the Ministry of Interior: https://opendata.gov.cz/_media/dokumenty:v%C3%BDro%C4%8Dn%C3%AD-zpr%C3%A1va-2017.pdf.]

The process of incorporating open data into the government's agenda has not been smooth and was met with resistance from some public administration bodies. Public officials have claimed that the costs of updating the existing outdated information systems is high and have raised concerns over digital privacy and intellectual property rights. Other issues include the loss of control over raw data, business interests, and the lost income to public budgets from data sales. Furthermore, there is no consistent support for the open data policy from politicians. In this regard, there still lacks the political reform necessary to expand the authority of the coordination body and push for effective enforcement. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)[Note90: European Parliament and The Council of the European Union, 'Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016' L 119/1 (Official Journal of the European Union, 4 May, 2016), http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016R0679&from=EN.] directly applicable to EU member states as of May 2018, is the most complex data protection legislation ever adopted in the EU. Its implementation in the Czech Republic can potentially hinder the open data process as it can serve as another pretext for blocking the process of opening data.

The commitment aims to further open public administration data by establishing a list of priority datasets based on Government Resolution No. 425/2016 Coll. (Milestone 1). The Ministry of the Interior, as coordinator of the open data agenda, can propose the priority datasets but most of them fall under the responsibility of other ministries or agencies. Furthermore, it aims to expand the list of open datasets based on public consultations with civil society stakeholders (Milestones 2 and 3). This commitment strengthens civic participation through public consultations, cooperation with civil society stakeholders, and by facilitating access to open data by the general public. In addition, the obligation to publish open data pushes for modernizing the information systems of public administrations. There is clear relevance to the OGP values of access to information and technology and innovation for transparency and accountability regarding the commitment's innovations, applications, and data publication facilitated by the commitment. This commitment is relevant for developing an open data atmosphere, which is already progressing in the Czech Republic and supported by public consultations, hackathons,[Note91: The Supreme Audit Office, 'Otevrena data maji velky potencial. Jak jej vyuzit, ukazal prvni hackathon verejne spravy' (18 Sept. 2017), https://www.nku.cz/cz/pro-media/tiskove-zpravy/otevrena-data-maji-velky-potencial--jak-jej-vyuzit--ukazal-prvni-hackathon-verejne-spravy-id8952/.] competitions for applications developed with the open data, and the Open Data Expo, a fair where public institutions consult with data users on open data publishing.[Note92: Otakar Moteil Fund, 'Soutez o nejlepsi aplikaci nad otevrenymi daty' (2018), http://www.otevrenadata.cz/soutez/; Otakar Moteil Fund, 'Open Data Expo 2018 (2018), https://opendataexpo.osf.cz/.] However, the commitment does not address effective enforcement of open data publication and mandatory publishing of all data generated by central administration bodies. For these reasons, the commitment´s potential impact is considered moderate.

Completion

Milestone 1 lists 14 priority public administration areas with one or more datasets, and their responsible administrative office, to be published in open data format in the National Open Data Catalogue. From this list, five have been published:[Note93: Records from the database of vacant work posts in civil service and open competitions in open data format is available as of December 2017: https://nkod.opendata.cz/datov%C3%A1-sada?iri=https%3A%2F%2Fnkod.opendata.cz%2Fzdroj%2Fdatov%C3%A1-sada%2F255131871.] datasets for the Registry of Contracts (managed by the Ministry of the Interior);[Note94: https://nkod.opendata.cz/datov%C3%A1-sada?iri=https%3A%2F%2Fnkod.opendata.cz%2Fzdroj%2Fdatov%C3%A1-sada%2F143188380] a list of data box holders (managed by the Ministry of the Interior);[Note95: https://nkod.opendata.cz/datov%C3%A1-sada?iri=https%3A%2F%2Fnkod.opendata.cz%2Fzdroj%2Fdatov%C3%A1-sada%2F170966162] datasets of the MS2014+ information system for grant applications (managed by the Ministry for Regional Development);[Note96: https://MS14opendata.mssf.cz (still to be entered into NODC).] and datasets containing information about subsidies and repayable financial aid from the state budget, state funds, state financial assets, and the National Fund and their recipients (CEDR III information system, managed by the General Financial Inspectorate).[Note97: https://nkod.opendata.cz/datov%C3%A1-sada?iri=https%3A%2F%2Fnkod.opendata.cz%2Fzdroj%2Fdatov%C3%A1-sada%2F207724671, https://nkod.opendata.cz/datov%C3%A1-sada?iri=https%3A%2F%2Fnkod.opendata.cz%2Fzdroj%2Fdatov%C3%A1-sada%2F71430997, https://nkod.opendata.cz/datov%C3%A1-sada?iri=https%3A%2F%2Fnkod.opendata.cz%2Fzdroj%2Fdatov%C3%A1-sada%2F71431010, https://nkod.opendata.cz/datov%C3%A1-sada?iri=https%3A%2F%2Fnkod.opendata.cz%2Fzdroj%2Fdatov%C3%A1-sada%2F204864908] The National Fund serves as a clearing house for payments from the EU to the Czech Republic.[Note98: EEA Grants and Norway Grants, 'Bilateral national fund - Czech Republic,' https://eeagrants.org/Partnerships/Funds-to-promote-cooperation/Bilateral-national-fund-Czech-Republic.] The remaining nine items are not yet uploaded. The systemization of civil service posts under the OSYS module is under the Ministry of the Interior (see the Commitment 4.1.1).

Eight of the items fall outside the Ministry of the Interior's authority. The Ministry offers methodological and technical support to ministries and state institutions, but the publication of specific datasets is the responsibility of outside departments. The Ministry of Finance did not release datasets from the Administrative Register of Economic Subjects (ARES), citing the high cost of updating the old systems. IT systems are developed and approved under criteria set by the Strategy for Development of IT Systems. However, the author of the application 'State Watchdog'[Note99: State Watchman, 'Hlidac statu,' https://www.hlidacstatu.cz/.] offered a solution for one Czech koruna that would open ARES in open data format, thereby removing the cost argument. Publishing other data carries further concerns, including the lost income generated by selling datasets to private companies, and privacy issues. Completion of this milestone is limited since most of the remaining items fall outside the lead agency's authority.

Milestone 2 commits to public consultations about the most demanded public administration datasets. This milestone has been implemented via the Open Data Wishlist, an online data survey placed on the Open Data Portal (opendata.gov.cz), the Czech Digital Agenda Coordinator's website (www.digiczech.eu), and the Otakar Motejl Fund's website (http://www.otevrenadata.cz). Through the survey, citizens can suggest specific datasets to be made available in open format. It was launched in December 2016. There were two evaluations: 86 proposals were submitted by the end of April 2017 and 19 proposals were submitted by the end of December 2017. Evaluation results are on the opendata.gov.cz website.[Note100: Otevrena data, 'Analyza nejzadanejsich datovych sad,' https://opendata.gov.cz/dokumenty:anal%C3%BDza-opendata-wishlist.] The most requested data concerned the Cadaster of Real Estate (12 proposals), the Administrative Register of Economic Subjects ARES (9 proposals), a list of judges, and air pollution. The proposed datasets were categorized into five groups according to the legal feasibility to publish them in the open format.[Note101: For example, the survey identified demands for environmental data fall under the procedures established within Act No. 123 /1998 Coll., on Access to Information on the Environment and under the open data definition codified in the Act No. 106/1999 Coll. on Access to Information.] The milestone is completed although further consultations are envisaged also under Commitment 4.2.2.

Milestone 3 uses results of Milestone 2 to seek that the requested datasets be included in the list of mandatory datasets to be published in open format. The amended Government Resolution No. 425/2016 Coll. was expected to be sent to consultation in December 2017. The level of completion is limited until the new datasets are included in the government's resolution, thereby providing a legal basis to start the process.

The commitment and milestones overall do not contain specific benchmarks but rather general indicators that cannot be checked against the performance, for this reason the specificity is considered medium.

Early Results

The National Open Data Catalogue (NODC) that serves as a registry of open datasets provided by public administrations currently contains over 130,000 datasets. According to the European Data Portal assessment of the Czech Republic for 2017,[Note102: European Data Portal, 'Czech Republic – Overview' (14 Aug. 2017), https://www.europeandataportal.eu/sites/default/files/country-factsheet_czech-republic_2017.pdf.] NODC has 580 visitors on average per month. Furthermore, to improve coordination within the public administration, the Government Council for Information Society established the Open Data Working Group in March 2017.[Note103: Ministry of the Interior, 'Rada vlády pro informacni spolecnost' (22 Aug. 2018), http://www.mvcr.cz/clanek/rada-vlady-pro-informacni-spolecnost.aspx?q=Y2hudW09Mg%3d%3d.] The members of the Working Group were nominated by the Head of the Government Council for Information Society and include representatives from ministries, central institutions, and local municipalities. The Working Group serves as a government platform for open data providers and suppliers from public bodies and authorities to share knowledge and best practices as well as to identify the datasets regularly requested by the public and private sectors.[Note104: Otevrena data, 'Pracovni skupina uzivatelu otevrenych dat' (19 Nov. 2017), https://opendata.gov.cz/kontakt:skupina-u%C5%BEivatel%C5%AF-otev%C5%99en%C3%BDch-dat.] The ministries and several state agencies are represented in the group by their designated open data coordinators. The main aim of the working group is to facilitate and coordinate the open data process. Civil society and other relevant stakeholders outside of the public administration are not involved.

In September 2017, the Supreme Audit Office of the Czech Republic organized the first hackathon[Note105: The Supreme Audit Office, 'Otevrena data maji velky potencial.'] of the public administration in cooperation with other ministries, state agencies, the Otakar Motejl Fund, and the University of Economics, Prague. Over sixty programmers developed 15 new applications based on the open data published on the NODC. The best applications addressed gambling and insolvency (through interactive maps showing the number of gambling-related insolvencies in municipalities) and contract linkages (through connecting Registry of Contracts data with data from public administrations and a list of public organizations). The best applications are available at hackujstat.cz. A further series of hackathons is planned for September 2018.[Note106: The Supreme Audit Office, 'Hackathon verejne spravy ver. 2.0' (2018), https://www.hackujstat.cz/.]

Next Steps

This commitment should be taken forward into the next action plan. It could set up a multistakeholder mechanism for regularly updating priority data sets. Opening data should be prioritized to prevent the Czech Republic from lagging behind EU counterparts. Effective enforcement of open data publication, as well as considering the 'open by default'[Note107: Open Data Charter, 'Principles,' https://opendatacharter.net/principles/.] principle, should be a goal of the next action plan. This would require further amendments to the Act on Access to Information, conformity of the 'open data' definition and approach within relevant legislation (e.g. No. 123 /1998 Coll., on Access to Information on the Environment), and expanded authority for the coordination body. For the current commitment, the following can be suggested:

· Public administrations should not only publish the datasets from the list stated in the commitment but catalogue the datasets in NODC in open format;

· Public consultations should focus on gathering feedback on the quality of published data in open format;

· Continue to hold multistakeholder activities (hackathons, public consultations) and incorporate them later as a standard tool for the public administration; and

· Further amendments to the Act on Access to Information should include stronger enforcement mechanisms.

IRM End of Term Status Summary

4.2.1. Opening Priority Data Sets of Public Administration and Supplementing Them Based on Public Consultations

Commitment Text:

One of the commitments in the First Action Plan was to open the most important data sources to the public, companies and professional public for wider use. This commitment was not fulfilled due to the lack of uniform standards, methodological support and the absence of the National Open Data Catalogue (NODC). These obstacles have now been removed within meeting the commitments of the Second Action Plan, when the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic created the Standards and Methods for Publishing and Cataloguing the Public Administration of the Czech Republic and created the National Open Data Catalogue (NODC). To start the use of open data of the Czech public administration, the data sets that are of special significant economic benefit or enhance the efficiency and optimization of the services and transparency of the state must be published. The proposed list of priority data sets is not complete because there is not enough dialogue between the public administration and the public. Therefore, the public does not know what data sources public administration institutions work with and public administration institutions do not know what data sets the public are interested in. This “recurring” cycle can be solved by a dialogue between selected public administration institutions and the public through public consultations.

Main Objective:

  1. Publish priority public administration data sets as open data.
  2. Update the list of priority public administration data sets based on public consultations.

Brief description of the commitment:

  1. Publish priority data sets in an open form and update them regularly to ensure that they are as up-to-date as possible. (The list of priority data sets is given in the Appendix to Commitment 4.2.1, below the commitment table.)
  2. Catalogue the priority data sets in the National Open Data Catalogue
  3. When publishing, updating and cataloguing, proceed according to the Standards for Publishing and Cataloguing the Open Data of the Public Administration of the Czech Republic issued by the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic and published (Standardy publikace a katalogizace otevřených dat veřejné správy ČR) issued by the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic and published on http://opendata.gov.cz.
  4. Update the list of priority data sets based on public consultations.
  5. Publish, update and catalogue the data sets added to the list of priority data sets based on public consultations according to the Standards for Publishing and Cataloguing the Open Data of the Public Administration of the Czech Republic.

Milestones:

  1. Making selected public administration data sets accessible in an open form and catalogued in the NODC – see the List of Priority Public Administration Data Sets
  2. Public consultations on the most required public administration data sets
  3. Public administration open data sets made accessible based on public consultations

Responsible institution: Ministry of the Interior

Supporting institutions: Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Regional Development, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Environment, General Financial Inspectorate, Office for Government Representation in Property Affairs, and Czech Office for Surveying, Mapping and Cadastre

Start date: 1 August 2016                                                         End date: 31 December 2018

Commitment Aim:

Under its previous action plan, the Czech Republic developed and approved standards for publishing and cataloguing data in open format. In September 2016, Act No. 106/1999 Coll. on Access to Information was amended to include the definition of open data and established the National Open Data Portal. Within this Portal, the National Open Data Catalogue (NODC) was established as a registry of the datasets provided by public administration bodies, including state agencies, municipalities, and regional governments. The Portal and the Catalogue are updated on an ongoing basis.

This commitment aimed to further open public administration data by establishing a list of priority datasets based on Government Resolution No. 425/2016 Coll. The Ministry of the Interior, as coordinator of the open data agenda, proposed the priority datasets. It also aimed to expand the list of open datasets through consultations with civil society stakeholders and citizens using the Open Data Wishlist, an online data survey available on the Open Data Portal, the Czech Digital Agenda Coordinator’s website, and the Otakar Motejl Fund’s website.

Status

Midterm: Limited

Implementation was limited at the midterm as only 5 of the 14 priority datasets identified were published in open data format. Although the public consultations took place via Open Data Wishlist and produced new suggestions for datasets to be opened, Government Resolution No. 425/2016 Coll. was not amended to start the process of opening the new datasets.

End of term: Substantial

Of the 14 datasets identified in the action plan, 10 were published in open data format at the end of the implementation period. The Ministry of Interior continued to offer and provide methodological and training support to the state bodies responsible for publishing the identified datasets.

Out of 13 new datasets that were suggested through the Open Data Wishlist consultation, at least 6 were amended to Government Resolution No. 425/2016 Coll. on 24 July 2018; the new resolution No. 184/2018 Coll. was due to come into effect on 1 January 2019. [12] These newly included datasets must comply with the legal condition that data requested through public consultations must already be publicly available before it can be published in open format. Outside the framework of this commitment but relevant to opening publicly consulted datasets, several datasets were identified within the Working Group for the Digitalization of Automotive Industry. In cooperation with the government’s open data task force, the industry identified more than 80 datasets it could benefit from accessing in open data format. However, according to civil society representatives, no further steps were taken after the identification of the datasets and the cooperation with the industry was interrupted.

Did It Open Government?

Access to Information: Major

Civic Participation: Major

This commitment builds on the first and second action plans, where open data was featured prominently. In the past three years, the process of opening data that was primarily pushed by civil society has become a priority for the Ministry of the Interior. [13]

This commitment further opened access to government-held data and promoted its publication in open data format. Introducing the Open Data Wishlist as a method of communication, including feedback with stakeholders and the general public, has proven successful over the course of the action plan implementation period; citizens are actively using the Wishlist and feedback from the coordinators of the open data agenda is comprehensive. [14] The Ministry of the Interior, as the coordinator of the open data agenda, has the mandate to propose the priority datasets but most of them fall under the responsibility of other ministries or agencies. The ministry cannot effectively enforce open data publication and mandatory publishing. The regular rounds of evaluation of the proposals from the public provided backing to the Ministry of Interior when pushing the open data agenda further, on demand from the side of the citizens and stakeholders. The direct impact on government policy has materialized in the amended list of datasets in the government resolution that is binding for all public administration bodies. Although the list is still limited, the coordinators of the open data agenda expect that the list will grow after the action plan implementation period and that a change in government practice will result as other public bodies begin to comply by publishing open data. The public facing element of the consultations is contributing to the changing attitude to open data policy within the government, where different parts of the administration are publishing data in open format voluntarily (in synergy with commitment 4.2.2. that aims to support an open data ecosystem). Thus, in terms of access to information, the change in government practice is considered major.

The commitment expanded the list of open datasets based on public consultations with civil society stakeholders, citizens, and industry. The consultations via Open Data Wishlist are open and ongoing, [15] and the analysis of the proposals is conducted about twice a year. The feedback [16] is provided online and includes comments on why certain datasets can or cannot be published in open format at the given point of time. Such a procedure strengthens civic participation and facilitates participation of citizens in the selection of datasets to be published. At the same time, citizens cannot participate in the final decision making on the datasets to be mandatorily published; the priority datasets are identified on the basis of the highest aggregated demand and compliance with legislative conditions, not on participatory deliberation.

Carried Forward?

This commitment is carried forward in the 2018–2020 action plan [17] under the topic “Open Education.” The aim is to facilitate publication of open data on education and education systems, information on schools and school facilities from the InspIS information system in open data format, and the aggregated findings from outcomes of the Czech School Inspectorate’s activities. The responsible public body for the implementation of this commitment is the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, in cooperation with the education-focused NGO, EDUin.

[12] The Government Resolution No. 184/2018 Coll, https://www.epravo.cz/top/zakony/sbirka-zakonu/narizeni-vlady-ze-dne-24-cervence-2018-kterym-se-meni-narizeni-vlady-c-4252016-sb-o-seznamu-informaci-zverejnovanych-jako-otevrena-data-22236.html

[13] Výroční zpráva o stavu publikace otevřených dat v České republice za rok 2017 (Annual Report on the State of Open Data Publishing in the Czech Republic in 2017), Ministry of Interior, May 2018.

[14] Analýza nejžádanějších datových sad (Analysis of Most Requested Datasets), Ministry of Interior, 30 October 2018, https://opendata.gov.cz/_media/dokumenty:v%C3%BDro%C4%8Dn%C3%AD-zpr%C3%A1va-2017.pdf

[15] All suggestions received via the Open Data Wishlist, https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1tJl4dmtOVOon63c_Tla21TGl3RkT8Ty4ut3euQKhydE/edit#gid=468459059

[16] The feedback and analysis, https://opendata.gov.cz/dokumenty:analýza-opendata-wishlist

[17] The Office of Government of the Czech Republic, Action Plan of the Czech Republic Open Government Partnership for 2018-2020, http://www.korupce.cz/assets/dokumenty/aktuality/The-Czech-Republic_s-Open-Government-Partnership-Action-Plan-2018-2020.pdf


Commitments

  1. Quality Management in Service Authorities

    CZ0022, 2018, Legislation & Regulation

  2. Judiciary Annual Report

    CZ0023, 2018, E-Government

  3. Publishing Lower Court Decision

    CZ0024, 2018, E-Government

  4. Raising Awareness About Whistle-Blowers

    CZ0025, 2018, Capacity Building

  5. Open Education Data

    CZ0026, 2018, E-Government

  6. InspIS Information System

    CZ0027, 2018, E-Government

  7. Open Data from School Inspector

    CZ0028, 2018, E-Government

  8. Publication of Education Information on Creative Commons

    CZ0029, 2018, E-Government

  9. Implementing the Civil Service Act

    CZ0016, 2016, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  10. Priority Data Sets of Public Administration

    CZ0017, 2016, E-Government

  11. Public Administration of the Czech Republic’s Open Data Ecosystem

    CZ0018, 2016, Capacity Building

  12. National Open Access to Scientific Information Strategy

    CZ0019, 2016, Legislation & Regulation

  13. Supporting Volunteering

    CZ0020, 2016, Civic Space

  14. Improving Local Level Safety

    CZ0021, 2016, E-Government

  15. Adoption of the New Act on Civil Service

    CZ0007, 2014, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  16. Implementing Legislation for the New Act on Civil Service

    CZ0008, 2014, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  17. Institutional Measures to Implement the New Act on Civil Service

    CZ0009, 2014, Capacity Building

  18. Selection, Recruitment, and Appointment of Civil Servants/High-Ranking Civil Servants

    CZ0010, 2014, Capacity Building

  19. Systematization of Service Positions and Service Authorities

    CZ0011, 2014, Labor

  20. Streamline the Free Access to Information System

    CZ0012, 2014, Legislation & Regulation

  21. Support for Open Data Publishing

    CZ0013, 2014, Capacity Building

  22. Open Data Catalogue

    CZ0014, 2014, E-Government

  23. Open Data Legal Framework

    CZ0015, 2014, Legislation & Regulation

  24. Adoption of an Act on Civil Servants

    CZ0001, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  25. Amendments of the Free Access to Information Act

    CZ0002, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  26. Identification and Removal of Legal and Technical Obstacles

    CZ0003, 2012, Open Data

  27. Creation of an Open Data Infrastructure in the Public Procurement Sector

    CZ0004, 2012, Open Contracting and Procurement

  28. Converting the Most Important Data Sources to Open Data Standards

    CZ0005, 2012, Open Data

  29. Creation of a Catalogue of Public Administration Data

    CZ0006, 2012, Open Data