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2014 OGP Eligibility Criteria

The OGP Eligibility Criteria update for 2014 has now been released. Many countries saw their scores change over the last year. Some adjustments in scores were a result of greater availability of data from the independent sources for the scoring, or due to a revision in the scoring metric itself. The scoring of the asset disclosure metric was revised this year by the OGP Steering Committee on the recommendation of the World Bank. The revised metric is a more straightforward assessment of...

Open Steps: A journey around the world discovering and showcasing open knowledge projects

Do you know the actual status of Open Government in Kosovo? Are you aware that in Albania the only existing Open Data platform was created by a non-governmental group? That is what, among other issues, we are exploring along our one-year journey. Since beginning of July 2013, Open Steps is on the road, traveling around the world discovering and documenting Open Knowledge related projects. The first two months in Europe have been very productive, meeting hard-working activists and...

Around the world in 80 links: News from the parliamentary monitoring community

Originally posted on on 22 March 2013 on OpeningParliament.org During an OpeningParliament Google Hangout, Markus Schmidt discussed his study of the performance of the German, Swiss and Austrian parliaments against the Declaration on Parliamentary Openness. During the session, German PMOs began planning to conduct joint advocacy using the study and the Declaration to create a workplan that Bundestag staffers can follow to open parliamentary data. In Mexico last week, it was announced that...

From OpenGovData to GovData: Why Germany needs the OGP (and the OGP needs Germany)

Germany's official policy on transparency and accountability is lacking commitment and leadership. Disappointed by the political elites, the community is countinuously trying to make the case for true open government as a means to achieving digital democracy. However, the game is not lost - the Open Government Partnership (OGP) could be one part of the solution. The road so far: German government screws up open data Last year, the German government commissioned a study on Open Government...

Austria : Leading the Open Government Implementation Model

The City of Vienna was the first public agency in a German speaking country to develop an Open Government Initative and to commit itself to the concept of Open Data – an open and transparent system that makes city data available to citizens for their further use. Vienna's first Open Data catalogue has been presented to the public. T he KDZ - Centre for Public Administration Research was contracted by the Chief Executive Office of Vienna to contribute to the Open Government strategy of the...

3rd Samos Summit 2012: “Open Data and Interoperability for Governance, Industry and Society”

More than 80 high-level ICT experts and decision makers from 20 countries participated in the international Samos 2012 Summit on Open Data and Interoperability for Governance, Industry and Society, that took place from 2nd  to 6th July 2012 in the island of Samos. The summit was co-organised by the University of Aegean, the Greek Interoperability Centre of the National Technical University of Athens, the ENGAGE eInfrastructures project (co-funded by the European Commission) and the ENSEMBLE...