Happy Open Data Day

Five guys looking at a laptop

On 5 March 2016, it’s Open Data Day. In various cities around the world, people gather to build applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption of open data policies by governments.

Meetups and hackathons

Also in Europe meetups and hackathons take place where you can learn more about open data, find out how your local and national government could do more to release open data, engage with non-profits and companies in the uses of open data and meet and network with great people and have lots of fun.

In the UK events are planned in Playmouth, London and Leeds, in Spain you can learn more about open data in Bilbao, Barcelona, Granada and Madrid. There are events in Germany, for instance in Cologne, Hannover, and Frankfurt am Main, in the Netherlands you can go to meetups in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Eindhoven, and in Italy there are activities in Torino, Napoli and Salerno. Also in Nantes (France), Luxembourg, Rigga (Latvia), Zagreb (Croatia) and Tirana (Albania) you can have fun with open data. There is a list of all events around the world and you can add your event on a map created by Open Knowledge Foundation.

App Competition

If you’re looking for an easy way to find European data you might check out the European data portal. You can also join the TransparencyCamp Europe online App Competition. So, if you’re building an application that improves transparency and opens the black box of EU decision-making, or uses European open data (e.g. on mobility, public health, education or the environment) to improve the everyday lives of Europeans, we encourage you to submit your app here.

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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