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From Open Data to (e)Participation

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Open Data (transparency) as a precondition for (e)Participation projects - basics and exampl

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From Open Data to (e)Participation

  1. 1. From Open Data to (e)Participation <ul><li>@RobertHarm </li></ul><ul><li>Vienna, September 2011 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Definition Open Data <ul><li>All non-individual-related data from politics, public administration and science which are released promptly to the public in machine-readable , complete and open formats using open APIs/interfaces without restrictions and exempt from charges. </li></ul><ul><li>8 Open Government Data Principles </li></ul><ul><li>http://opendata-network.org/2009/11/open-government-data-principles/ </li></ul>
  3. 3. Which data are we talking about?
  4. 4. Potentials and societal benefits from “open government data” <ul><li>Politics and public administration become open, transparent and citizen centered. </li></ul><ul><li>Societal processes and defects become visible and thus addressable </li></ul><ul><li>Qualified decision-making on a personal level </li></ul>
  5. 5. Current status in Austria <ul><li>Vienna = pioneer (http://data.wien.gv.at) </li></ul><ul><li>Linz: launching October 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Open Government Austria Data: </li></ul><ul><li>Corporation of Vienna, Linz, Salzburg, Graz and Federal Chancellery. Details (German) http://open3.at/gf5 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Projects by open3.at  http://open3.at/projekte
  7. 7. 3 pillars of Open Government Open Government (administration, politics) Transparency Participation Collaboration citizens, companies, ngo/cso
  8. 8. Stage model of Open Government Transparency  Participation  Collaboration http://www.businessofgovernment.org/sites/default/files/An%20Open%20Government%20Implementation%20Model.pdf
  9. 9. From Transparency to Participation? Download study (German): http://www.sas.de/open 81% believe that citizens are more enabled to participate in political activities through transparency
  10. 10. International examples <ul><li>UK: Fixmystreet.com </li></ul>
  11. 11. International examples <ul><li>UK: Fixmytransport.com </li></ul>
  12. 12. International examples <ul><li>Germany : buergerhaushalt.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.buergerhaushalt-lichtenberg.de/ </li></ul>
  13. 13. International examples <ul><li>UK: http://theyworkforyou.com </li></ul><ul><li>Austria: http://meineabgeordneten.at </li></ul>
  14. 14. International examples <ul><li>Germany: http://fragdenstaat.de/ </li></ul>
  15. 15. International examples <ul><li>UK: http://whoslobbying.com/ </li></ul>
  16. 16. The big picture

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