TransparencyCamp Europe comes to Amsterdam

Five guys looking at a laptop

Developers, government officials, journalists and activists from all over Europe will shine their light on EU decision making and open government as TransparencyCamp Europe comes to Amsterdam. Today, Open State Foundation together with the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union launch a series of events: an online European-wide open data app competition, hackathons in a number of European capitals and TransparencyCamp Europe, an unconference for open government in Amsterdam.

Unconference: TransparencyCamp Europe

TransparencyCamp Europe will take place on 1 June 2016 in Amsterdam near the area where all official EU presidency meetings are held. This unconference on open government brings together programmers, policymakers, journalists and activists from all over Europe to discuss, mingle and talk shop about transparency issues and how to mine European government data in clever ways.

App Competition

In the run up to TransparencyCamp Europe, an online app competition is being launched today to make EU decision-making more accessible to Europeans. As greater amounts of machine-readable government data becomes available, government information needs to become more usable and understandable.

The coming months, local hackathons will be organised in a number of European capitals such as Berlin, London, Brussels and Vienna. The winners of these hackathons and the five best submissions of the online app competition will be provided with travel to and accommodation in Amsterdam in June, where the overall winner of these competitions will be announced at TransparencyCamp Europe.

‘Governments need to focus on determining what data citizens actually want’, says Arjan El Fassed, director of the Amsterdam-based digital transparency organisation Open State Foundation. ‘These events and the applications they produce can serve as a catalyst for engaging citizens with the EU. Citizens will continue to demand more transparency and the EU will need to respond to that demand’

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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