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Portrait of Andrea Menapace

Andrea Menapace

andrea.menapace@gmail.com

A lawyer by background, Andrea is a project manager, researcher and consultant with over 10 years experience in strategy development and capacity building working for foundations, civil society and international organisations focused on governance and human rights, digital media, transparency and accountability. 
Andrea has carried out missions in the Balkans, India, China and North Korea. He is the founder of Diritto di Sapere (Right to Know) and member of femS3 India. From 2011 to 2012 he was a research fellow at Ahref Foundation. In 2012 Andrea co-authored the report “The Silent State” and since 2013, he has worked as a national researcher for the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM), the Open Government Partnership’s innovative accountability program. He is the author of the First Progress Report on open government in Italy. Since 2013 Andrea has been working as a coordinator of the Italian Civil Liberties Coalition’s project supported by Open Society Foundations and in 2014 he became external expert with TACOD (Towards an European strategy to reduce Corruption by enhancing the use of Open Data), a new project funded by the European Commission. Andrea graduated in law at the University of Trento (Italy) and has been based in London since 2007.

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A new dawn for open government in Italy?

The last couple of months have been quite an interesting time for those advocating for open government in Italy. The Italian government officially began participating in OGP in September 2011 and developed its first two-year action plan in early 2012…