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Implementing transparency and open government projects in Greece

Challenges & Opportunities for public and private sector

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Implementing transparency and open government projects in Greece

  1. 1. Implementing transparency and open government projects in Greece Challenges & Opportunities for public and private sector Georgios Karamanolis Crowdpolicy,Co-founder & CTO
  2. 2. Past Experience - Greek OpenGov projects The Greek Open Ecosystem Challenges & Opportunities
  3. 3. Private sector Banks, Hospitals, Schools, Hotels, Retails Public sector Local municipalities, Central Government, Public Sector Companies We use advanced internet technologies to evaluate and improve internal procedures, products and services of organizations.
  4. 4. OpenGov Projects in Greece 2009 – 2012, Common Characteristics • Proof of concept implementations • Development of human resources, organizational skills and digital culture • Interoperability (the way that different systems communicate with each other) • Open standards (the way that data are available without limitations of vendor licenses) • Deliberation and Accountability • Collaboration • Synergies - Cost reduction
  5. 5. • The current crisis brings the demand for more transparency and commitment to government accountability • The aims of the Transparency Program • bring a new model in the relationship between the Citizen and the Government • enforce the government accountability • fight fraud and over-spending • embed transparency, responsibility, legality and accountability in the execution of public power • secure citizens’ constitutional rights about access on information and participation in information society The Transparency program - Δι@ύγεια
  6. 6. Transparency - OpenData • Multichannel access to raw data • Open standards, interoperability • Searching, customized feeds • Data analysis by independent entities – Transparency, accountability • Added-value applications by third- party implementors • Creative Commons - BY license, allows to: – Reuse – Adapt – Distribute
  7. 7. open data - example
  8. 8. The platform is focusing on engineering meaningful interconnections among public spending data Publicspending unifies different company names of the same entity and the variform classifications of payment categories (e.g. CPV, NAICS) The platform exploits the provision of open data by the Transparency Platform
  9. 9. More transparency apps
  10. 10. There are global initiatives aiming to make governments more open, accountable, and responsive to citizens. Countries, governments and civil society are working together to develop and implement ambitious open government reforms. The Open Government Partnership is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.
  11. 11. Challenges 1.Institutional ● Middle management ● specifications ● who takes part 2.Social ● Bridge access gaps and tackle knowledge inequalities. ● Mobilize meaningful participation ● Culture of trust and engagement 3.Technological ● Lack of a uniform methodologies (online and offline) ● Variety of technical solutions that leave open space for experimentation ● A strategy to study the global experience in order to domestically adopt and adapt. 4.Cultural ● Web visibility of key public administration people ● Constant effort to understand what it takes to develop a viable open government model
  12. 12. Online information system, with embedded GIS services, for the monitoring and management of the projects of the Municipality of Athens within the framework of the NSRF 2007-2013 and 2014-2020 Operational Programmes. The platform promotes accountability using a user generated content and rating process infrastructure.
  13. 13. crowdsourcing for the Greek Parliament is based on Q-Engine, which is specially customized for Political crowdsourcing initiatives. Q engine is a technology framework developed by Crowdpolicy, that uses crowdsourcing processes and techniques through a multi-channel pattern of evaluation monitoring.
  14. 14. Personalization & participative services for the private sector
  15. 15. συνΑθηνά
  16. 16. Opportunities & business value ● Openness of data and processes (OpenGov) can translate into more efficient internal governance frameworks ● Enhanced feedback from workers and employees, ● Improved traceability of supply chains, ● Accountability to end consumers ● Better service and product delivery ● win--win ○ Boom line ○ correlate with governance, environmental and social gains. ● Knowledge based added value apps by §start ups
  17. 17. The Greek open ecosystem • NGOs - Initiatives that disrupt politics and innovate! • Innovation Hubs - Important stakeholders eg National Documentation Centre • A Greek community of Open Technologies users and developers • laboratories using and developing Open Technology applications in Greek Universities and Research Centers. • interested parties/potential users (public administration, educational institutions, businesses), • ICT companies that try to establish an adequate base of business models for Open Technologies support and development. We actively support the greek open ecosystem ! we want an open - large market Openness is the first step for innovation!
  18. 18. Crowdpolicy Private Capital Company Protogenous 5, 10554 Αthens Τ: +30 212 213 4475 F: +30 212 213 4476 E: W: Hello !