The Institutions of the European Union endeavour to be transparent, open and accessible. They want to be seen in the best possible light by the public at large. We share this objective, and intend to contribute to its achievement.
Parliament & Citizens is a transparency and collaboration tool that
allows representatives to involve citizens in drafting their bills.
The platform propose a new way for citizens to involve in legislative
process by co-designing laws.
The Open Corporate Data space is starting to fill up quickly as new entrants are beginning to advocate for and work with open data. Two key players are OrgPedia and OpenCorporates. Their approaches are wildly different, but do they serve the same purpose? In the mean time, they are both making headway for change.
As a means to deliver better accountability and information to the public, both are advocating that governments open their data as soon as possible. Without this, their missions are severely impaired.
This handbook discusses the legal, social and technical aspects of
open data. It can be used by anyone but is especially
designed for those seeking to open up data. It discusses the
why, what and how of open data – why to go open, what open is,
and the how to ‘open’ data.
To get started, you may wish to look at the Introduction. You can
navigate through the report using the Table of Contents (see sidebar
We warmly welcome comments on the text and will incorporate feedback
as we go forward. We also welcome contributions or suggestions for
additional sections and areas to examine.