Ask Koenders Anything

Five guys looking at a laptop

On Monday 8 February, the Dutch minister of foreign affairs Mr Bert Koenders will respond to questions from the public on social media forum Reddit. It will be the first time a Dutch minister answers questions through Reddit’s ‘Ask Me Anything’ (AMA) format. Various international politicians and entrepreneurs such as Barack Obama and Bill Gates have preceeded Mr Koenders by hosting an AMA of their own.

Minister Koenders will open the AMA thread on Monday morning, 08:30 CET and will sit down to answer questions for half an hour in the afternoon, starting at 15:45 CET. The AMA can be followed by everybody – even without a Reddit account – at this Reddit IAmA page. To ask the minister a question you need to register for a Reddit account.

The Dutch Foreign Minister wants to improve transparency of EU decision-making, for example though the use of digital technology.

Tweetup Networking event #TCampEU


We invite all developers and diplomats, EU civil servants and activists, journalists and other open data enthusiasts to join us for an informal Tweetup Networking event on Thursday 2nd February in Brussels. This tweetup event is a follow-up event to last year’s TransparencyCamp Europe App Competition and Diplohack Brussels, both organised by the Dutch EU

Wrapping up the first TransparencyCamp Europe!


Dear TCampers, It’s been more than a week since we all participated in the first European TransparencyCamp and we can proudly look back on this wonderful day! We consider this event to be a milestone in the European transparency movement. For the first time in such numbers, European activists and government officials came together to

Winners of the App Competition


All across Europe dozens of teams have created applications using European Union open datasets, coming either from local, national or supranational government bodies. Thirty teams submitted an application for the online App Competition which took place from early January till May 1. Five teams were nominated to pitch their application at the TCampEU Unconference on

Unconference speakers, programme and side events


TransparencyCamp Europe is right around the corner on 1 June! If you haven’t registered yet, make sure you get your tickets here! Open State Foundation is excited to host the open government community here in Amsterdam and talk about how open data, technology and civic engagement can be used to make Europe more transparent. Who

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