Open Data and Law: state of the art (and a game of Monopoly)

On Tue, August 27, 2013, in Classes , Open Government , Open Links , Reports , by Ernesto Belisario

For the third consecutive year, yesterday I was in Matera the Summer School organized by RENA, appointment that allows me to meet new and old friends, but - above all - to confront them on innovation (and the Open Government). The theme that friends of RENA entrusted me this year was not simple: give [...]

Italian contradictions: Parliament writes on paper the laws of digital

On Wed, July 24, 2013, in E-government , Read old and new , by Ernesto Belisario

On the lack of confidence that our legislature with digital and new technologies do not need to waste a lot of bits. To the many facts that readers of this blog know well, you add the news in recent days and the story of the standard on the liberalization of #wifi. Of this whole affair, in addition to the incompetence of good [...]

Save the date: 25/30 August 2013, Rena SummerSchool on good governance

On Sat, July 13, 2013, in Classes , Open Links , Reports , by Ernesto Belisario

After the exciting experiences of the past years, I note with great pleasure that in Matera 25 to 30 August 2013 will be held the third edition of the Summer School organized by RENA on "Good Governance and Responsible Citizenship" (if you want to learn more about the project, you recommend reading this post by Francesca Mazzocchi). The [...]

A video explaining why the Opengov is useful for municipalities

On Thu, July 11, 2013, in Open Government , Open Links , Reports , by Ernesto Belisario

Often, when I talk about Opengov the objection that this is a topic of little interest to the layman and that "transparency, participation and collaboration" does not serve to solve concrete problems of citizens and families. From today, all those who will say to me so I will answer directly indicating the link to [...]

From "Open data: many words, contradictions and no investment"

On Mon, July 1, 2013, in Articles , Open Links , Reports , by Ernesto Belisario

Did you know that, during the G8 summit held in the UK on 17 and 18 June, the Heads of State and Government of those who once were called "the eight most industrialized countries of the World" also spoke of innovation and Open Data. And you are not limited to [...]

From Chefuturo: "Wi-fi and surroundings: why is the Decree of the dis-do the Digital Agenda"

On Wed, June 26, 2013, in Articles , Read old and new , Open Government , by Ernesto Belisario

Riccardo (Luna, the director of "CheFuturo", ed), often accuses me - jokingly, I know - to be an innovator but enthusiastic "pessimistic", in the sense that I do not expect that innovation (and, in particular, Internet and digital) can receive from the ruling class of this country the fundamental impulse of which - for years - has [...]

Tech.Law: "Del Gattopardo, namely the" Decree of doing "Italian style and innovation"

On Thu, June 20, 2013, in Articles , Read old and new , Reports , by Ernesto Belisario

Déjà vu, already seen. This is the dominant feeling that you are reading the news in recent days about the measures the Government Letta in innovation and Digital Agenda and the drafts of the so-called "decree of doing" Saturday night approved by the Government. And I say this with a pinch of, undisguised, disappointment. I confess that, [...]

Save the date: June 19, 2013 - "Under the transparency, nothing"

On Fri, June 14, 2013, in courses , Read old and new , Open Government , Open Links , Reports , by Ernesto Belisario

Fool transparency. On paper, following Legislative Decree no. 33 of 2013, the transparency is an obligation, a duty and right in every activity of government, calls today to account at all levels of how it handles public affairs. But to what extent? For citizens has anything changed? A [...]

"The right to knowledge of public acts" (the episode of FaiNotizia)

On Sun, 9 June 2013, in Articles , Read old and new , Open Government , Reports , by Ernesto Belisario

Who follows me on the blog and on social, it will be realized that in recent weeks the issue of open government in our country has kept me very busy. In my opinion, this is an issue that should be of interest not only the experts and the public administration but must be brought to the attention [...]

The parties are not able to change the electoral law? Let's try crowdsourcing

On Sun, May 26, 2013, in Open Government , Open Links , by Ernesto Belisario

For years, the political parties and their leaders say they intend to change the electoral law (the "porcellum") so as to want to change the rules on party financing. Yet, in spite of interviews and speeches ostentino this priority, until now have not approved any real reform. It seems clear we are [...]