The Centre for European Perspective (CEP) is organising the international conference "Experience Exchange in Opening of Public Sector Data", which will take place on 28 February 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia. To present best practices from both countries, a dynamic conference is envisaged, to help fuel the Official Development Cooperation between the Republic of Slovenia and Republic of Serbia.
The European Union has set a goal to increase the exchange of information and knowledge, to open up public data and facilitate cooperation among public bodies while creating and delivering public services. This will make public administrations more efficient and offer user-friendly and tailored public services at a lower cost and with less administrative burden. The strategy of opening up the public administration and its data is moreover related to increasing transparency and enhancing citizen participation in public processes and decision-making. This approach is embedded in the strategic documents of both Slovenia and Serbia.
The purpose of the conference is to enable a comprehensive exchange of experiences and good practices between all interested parties (representatives of government, the business sector, media, academic and other independent institutions, as well as civil society). The conference will serve as a means to obtain new ideas for encouraging an open, transparent and inclusive public administration, which is an important aspect for EU membership, with a goal to enable the opening of public sector data.
The conference is part of the CEP programme activities financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia in the scope of international development cooperation. More details on the conference can be found here.