Civil Society Day to mark Open Government Partnership (OGP) Europe Regional Meeting
On the 7th of May, the Open Knowledge Ireland in collaboration with the Open Government Partnership and other civil society members and organisations are organising a Civil Society Day. This event provides an opportunity for any member of the public, representatives of the private sector and the government to come together and engage with each other.
The Civil Society Day is an opportunity to network with thought leaders and active citizens in open government. Come along to learn from the experiences of delegates from other countries.
Taking place on the eve of the OGP Europe Regional Meeting we’ll be discussing how to encourage governments to sign up to OGP and to co-create a process of open, continuous and fruitful collaboration between civil society and the government.
We are inviting you to co-organise this day with us. What would you like to get out of the day? Please add your suggestions here.
The Open Government Partnership Europe Meeting takes place in Dublin Castle on May 8-9th. The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform will host the event which is expected to be attended by 250 – 300 civil society representatives from all over Europe and beyond. Places are limited so please register here for the OGP Europe Meeting (independent from the Civil Society Day) before April 8th.
Open Data in (half) a Day
On 10th of May, the Open Knowledge Ireland in collaboration with BaleFire Global is organising the free course: “Open Data in (half) a Day”; but, what is Open Data? Open data is data that can be used, reused and redistributed freely by anyone, that means data availability and access, reuse and redistribution and universal participation.
This course aims to get you up to speed with latest developments in open data and its significance. Anyone who is interested in open data and wants to know more about this subject can be part of this course which is designed to get started with discovering and using open data and understand the skills and processes required to make it work for you and your organisation.
The course will cover:
- Introduction to open data
- What is open data?
- What are the potential applications, benefits and risks?
- Open data licenses
- Motivation to open data
- How does open data help you
- What is the future for open data?
- OGP and ODI
- What is the Open Government Partnership?
- What can the Open Data Institute do for you?