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Thursday, October 6 • 18:00 - 19:00
Regional Talk - East Europe

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This session will explore whether open data is strengthening social cohesion in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Disillusionment with the results of transition in the region has resulted in an overall erosion of public trust. However, open data, and in particular open government data, is being used as a transformative tool in the relationship between citizens and government. This panel will discuss to what extent have such developments taken place in the region and what are some of the other key changes that the open data agenda has brought in, as well as where does the diverse group of experts and implementers see the value in working on open data.

How successful have such collaborations been in countries otherwise wrought with distrust? And how can the trust generated be sustained over long periods? Are new communities created around open data, resulting in a new interaction? What incentives can spur a stronger and more ingrained movement locally?

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Identify the latest thinking and practises of collaborative work between governments and civil society.

  • Gain practical insight into best practises and challenges of current initiatives.

  • Present the web-platform for data journalism in English and Russian, tailored to academic staff.

  • Understand how civil society and government work together to create  innovative solutions.

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Lejla Sadiku

Open Data Specialist, UNDP
Title proposal:  Has open data brought trust in the institutions? Measuring the unmeasured: data democratization has transformed power dynamics between citizens and institutions Biography:  Lejla works in UNDP's Istanbul Regional Hub on open data in Europe and Central... Read More →


Nazerke Akhmetzhanova

Head of Department -  JSC "National Information Technologies", Ministry of Information and Communications, Republic of Kazakhstan

Nadiya Babynska

OPORA Civic Network
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Georges Labreche

Executive Director / Chief Data Officer, Open Data Kosovo
Title proposal: Open data for youth engagement and women's empowerment.Biography: Georges L. J. Labrèche is a problem solver, entrepreneur, and the founder of the Balkan’s leading civic-tech organization: Open Data Kosovo (ODK). He holds a Bachelor degree in Engineering and a... Read More →

Dušan Stojanović

Director, Directorate for E-Government, Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government, Republic of Serbia

Elira Turdubaeva

Head of Media Department, American University in Central Asia

Thursday October 6, 2016 18:00 - 19:00 CEST
Room D