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 is not only an extraordinary tool for transparency, but also a good opportunity for economic development. We repeat for years in the conference, but we struggle to do really understand - first and foremost - to entrepreneurs. For this reason, I find it very useful this 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 really do ... and many find excuses to postpone it. It could be summed up the state of discussions on transparency in Italy, between open data, streaming and new decrees. That transparency is not only a matter Italic, but a global challenge as evidenced by this video (relative to the 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 work on Open Government doctrine and administrative practice so revolutionary as complex as to make attractive for non-experts. That's why I hit 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 Classes , Open Links , Reports , by Ernesto Belisario

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

From CheFuturo: "The enemies of excuses 8 Open Government 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 journey: the first meeting of the Open Government Partnership (OGP). Not any international conference, albeit qualified, but a multilateral initiative involving governments and civil societies of more than fifty countries with the aim [...]

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 - 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 with the institutions [...]

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

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

November 6, 2012. While Barack Obama was played in the US presidential re-election, in Italy was held the Open Government Summit, meeting in which he took stock of what has been done in our country on the side of open government. Strange coincidence: on the one hand the first head of state who has turned [...]

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

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

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 do so - even in Italy - this doctrine can become an administrative practice. Certainly, much has been done in terms of awareness, but definitely not on the side of the actions [...]

SAVE THE DATE: October 12, 2012 - Open Rome

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

In recent weeks, many local governments have taken paths of Italian Open Data. While recognizing 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, also in Italy, organizations large and small begin to compete [...]

From CheFuturo: "Why in 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 an issue 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, he was referring to the situation of the South after the unification of Italy, but - a century later - I think they can be used to describe what is happening [...]