A fairy tale (and a cartoon) to explain the Open Data

On Sat, April 20, 2013, in Open Government , Open Links , Reports , by Ernesto Belisario

The Open Data are not only a powerful tool for transparency, but also a good opportunity for economic development. We repeat this for years at conferences, but we struggle to do really understand - first of all - to entrepreneurs. For this reason, I find this very useful informative video (in English) made by EARSC where you [...]

The right to know is the right to live

On Sat, April 6, 2013, in Read old and new , Open Government , Open Links , Reports , by Ernesto Belisario

Everyone is interested in transparency, but few do it really ... and many find excuses to postpone it. It could be summed up the state of discussions on transparency in Italy, including open data, streaming and new decrees. That transparency is not an issue only Italic, but a global challenge as evidenced by this video (relevant experience of [...]

Explain the Open Government with an image

On Tue, April 2, 2013, in Open Government , Open Links , by Ernesto Belisario

Those who follow this blog, you know that for some years I deal with Open Government doctrine and administrative practice so revolutionary as complex as to make attractive to non-specialists. That's why I was struck by this "Open Government Diagram" made by Armel Le Coz and Cyril Lage network DemocratieOuverte.org trying to explain [...]

Save the date: 20-21 February 2013 - XI National Conference of Statistics

On Wed, February 6, 2013, in Courses , Open Links , Reports , by Ernesto Belisario

I report with great pleasure an event to which organization - as part of the Scientific Committee - I have worked with over the past few months: the Eleventh National Conference of Statistics. The Conference of National Statistics is the container in which the National Statistical System communicates and compares, resulting in a synthesis of knowledge in [...]

From CheFuturo: "The enemies of the Open Government 8 excuses and how to overcome them"

On Fri, December 21, 2012, in Articles , CheFuturo , Open Government , Open Links , by Ernesto Belisario

The first post I wrote for CheFuturo in Brasilia, just eight months ago. I wrote to explain what was the reason of that my intercontinental trip: the first meeting of the Open Government Partnership (OGP). Not any international conference, albeit qualified, but a multilateral initiative involving governments and civil society in over fifty countries with the goal [...]

From TheNextGov: "The subjects complain, citizens participate"

On Sat, November 24, 2012, in Articles , Open Government , Open Links , TheNextGov , by Ernesto Belisario

The last few weeks have been full of activities for the preparation of - among other things - the first edition of the Open Government Summit, which was held in Rome on 6 November. It was an important opportunity we have to confront and reason with the principal representatives of civil society and the institutions [...]

From CheFuturo: "Open Government: we want to be Elvis Presley or Bobby Solo?"

On Sun, 18 November 2012, in Articles , CheFuturo , Open Government , Open Links , by Ernesto Belisario

6 November 2012 While Barack Obama was played reelection in the presidential USA, Italy was held on Open Government Summit, a meeting in which you made the point about what has been done in our country on the side of open government. Strange coincidence: on the one hand, the first head of state that has transformed [...]

SAVE THE DATE: November 6, 2012 - Open Government Summit

On Fri, November 2, 2012, in Courses , Open Government , Open Links , by Ernesto Belisario

Anyone who follows this blog knows that, for three years, I deal with how to translate in our country the model of Open Government, trying to make sure that - even in Italy - this doctrine can become an administrative practice. Certainly, much has been done in terms of awareness, but very little action on the side of [...]

SAVE THE DATE: October 12, 2012 - Open Rome

On Wed, October 10, 2012, in Open Links , Reports , by Ernesto Belisario

Over the past few weeks, many local governments have embarked on paths of Italian Open Data. We are aware that it is not enough to open a portal and publish a few dozen dataset to really say "Open", we must recognize that it is definitely a good sign. Finally, even in Italy, bodies large and small begin to compete [...]

From CheFuturo: "Why the South need courage to accept the challenge of the Open Data"

On Tue, October 2, 2012, in Articles , CheFuturo , Read old and new , Open Government , Open Links , Reports , by Ernesto Belisario

"That there is now a question of the South, in the economic and political meaning of the word, no more doubts." When my fellow Giustino Fortunato wrote these words in 1911, was referring to the situation of the South after the unification of Italy, but - a century later - I think it can be used to describe what is happening [...]