Open Data Youth Camp

Open Data Youth Camp

29th August to 2nd September 2015

Open Data Youth Camp is a camp focusing on use and reuse of public sector information organized by the Council for the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in Croatia.

OGP was launched in 2011 as a unique organization of governments and civil society organizations committed to making governments more open, transparent, accountable, and responsive to citizens. Eight countries founded OGP in 2011 and now it has a membership of 65 countries and has recently marked the publishing of the 100th OGP Action Plan. The Republic of Croatia became a member of the OGP in 2011, and has thus assumed the responsibility of developing and implementing the Action Plan which includes a number of measures and activities in the area of transparency and openness of government. The Republic of Croatia, following the international recognition of its success and ambition in implementing OGP, became a member of the OGP Steering Committee in August 2014.

The Open Data Boot Camp will take place from 29th of August to 2nd of September 2015 on the Croatian coast. The goal of the camp is to provide a space for young active citizens to explore the potential of open data, to learn and discuss open government values and to become familiarized with the theory and the practices of the right to access information. The potentials of the use and reuse of public sector information will be explored through examples of the similar activities carried out in France, United Kingdom, and the United States as well as through examining the progress Croatia made by launching the Open Data Portal. Experts from Croatia and other countries will come together in creating a four day program of lectures and workshops in order to assist the participants in finding new solutions for commercial use of data as well as for using and reusing data for the benefit of the local community.

Candidates that are at least 15 and at most 25 years of age, with an interest and ideas about the use and reuse of public sector information, can apply for participation in the Open Data Youth Camp. Up to 30 candidates will be selected for participation, based on the ideas presented in the application form and while keeping in mind the need to respect regional and gender balance. In order to qualify candidates are asked to submit the filled out form no later than 26th July 2015, 00:00h CEST. The selection will be carried out by the expert representatives from the public, private and civil society sector in the field of open data. The costs of participation for the candidates will be covered by the organizers. Please direct any questions considering this event to tamara.puhovski@mvep.hr. We are looking forward to your applications.

Council for the Open Government Partnership in Croatia


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