The Open Gov Gathering:
Exchanging experiences and impacts from existing Open Government Data projects
With presentations of case studies by:
- The Portuguese Ministry of Health
- The French Ministry of Higher Education and Research
As co-chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), France will host the next OGP Summit from December 7 to 9. Leading up to this event, OpenDataSoft will hold an Open Gov Gathering on December 6 to highlight existing Open Government Data initiatives that saw a powerful impact. Talks and discussions coming from the government administrators themselves will be followed by a networking cocktail.
The more open a government is, the more likely its citizens will connect and engage to address social, economic, educational and environmental issues. The more quality data a government shares, the more services to the public it will generate though innovative apps and community projects. At least that's how the theory goes. To examine what truth these theories hold, what could be better than real examples of successful initiatives led by government leaders?
- Ten months after the launch of its Open Data portal, the Portuguese Ministry of Health will give feedback on how the project helped it tackle the challenge of health data transparency.
- The French Ministry of Higher Education and Research will explain why it's crucial to focus on data reuse (and how they're doing it) when leading an Open Government Data initiative to bring real value to citizens and then foster research and innovation.