On 24 and 25 May, the third annual South Eastern Europe Dialogue on Internet Governance (SEEDIG) took place in Ohrid, in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Open Data was one of the central themes discussed during this two-day event. There was a specific session dedicated to Open Data, during which representatives of Albania, Bulgaria, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Romania and Serbia shared experiences.
Every country delivered a short presentation, in which they highlighted their data portal, use cases, lessons learned and opportunities for cooperation. The presentation of the Bulgarian experience on Open Data can be found here. As a further input to the discussions, various European Data Portal resources were used, such as the Open Data Maturity in Europe Report 2016 and the resources in the Factsheets & Reports section.
The two-day event ended with some key take-aways:
Would you like to know more about this event? Take a look at the event website!