Schedule

This schedule is mostly empty? Correct! It’s an unconference so there is no fixed program. Instead, most of the sessions will be added to the schedule by the participants at the start of the day, so be sure to bring along some ideas for what you’d like to talk about when you attend! Anybody can host a session, whether you’re an expert looking to discuss the current state of affairs or if you just started a project and want input of others. Everything goes as long as the session’s topic is open for conversation/discussion!
A few sessions are already filled in though to give you an idea of the topics and people you can expect.
For a textual description of the day check out this post.

Translucent 1 Room Translucent 2 Room Visibility Room Clarity Room Glass Room Opaque Room Sunlight Terrace Flash Corner
09:30
Coffee and RegistrationWelcome to TCampEU! Get your badge at the registration desk at the entry of Pakhuis de Zwijger. Drink a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy a light breakfast if you haven't had any yet!
Coffee and RegistrationWelcome to TCampEU! Get your badge at the registration desk at the entry of Pakhuis de Zwijger. Drink a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy a light breakfast if you haven't had any yet!
Coffee and RegistrationWelcome to TCampEU! Get your badge at the registration desk at the entry of Pakhuis de Zwijger. Drink a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy a light breakfast if you haven't had any yet!
Coffee and RegistrationWelcome to TCampEU! Get your badge at the registration desk at the entry of Pakhuis de Zwijger. Drink a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy a light breakfast if you haven't had any yet!
Coffee and RegistrationWelcome to TCampEU! Get your badge at the registration desk at the entry of Pakhuis de Zwijger. Drink a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy a light breakfast if you haven't had any yet!
Coffee and RegistrationWelcome to TCampEU! Get your badge at the registration desk at the entry of Pakhuis de Zwijger. Drink a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy a light breakfast if you haven't had any yet!
Coffee and RegistrationWelcome to TCampEU! Get your badge at the registration desk at the entry of Pakhuis de Zwijger. Drink a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy a light breakfast if you haven't had any yet!
Coffee and RegistrationWelcome to TCampEU! Get your badge at the registration desk at the entry of Pakhuis de Zwijger. Drink a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy a light breakfast if you haven't had any yet!
09:45
10:00
Welcome, Lightning Talks and Wall SettingTCampEU will be opened in Transparency Hall (the big room on the 3rd floor). All parts of the program located in Transparency Hall (shown as blue in the schedule) will be moderated by Hera Hussain. The first 30 minutes will consist of a welcome and lightning talks by:
  • Arjan El Fassed (Open State Foundation, CEO) and Thijs van der Plas (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Director-General for European Cooperation)
  • Alex Brenninkmeijer (Member of the European Court of Auditors)
In the final 30 minutes we will create The Wall (i.e, the schedule)! In other words, you are invited to submit a session if you want to and we'll fill up The Wall and also publish them on our online schedule.
Welcome, Lightning Talks and Wall SettingTCampEU will be opened in Transparency Hall (the big room on the 3rd floor). All parts of the program located in Transparency Hall (shown as blue in the schedule) will be moderated by Hera Hussain. The first 30 minutes will consist of a welcome and lightning talks by:
  • Arjan El Fassed (Open State Foundation, CEO) and Thijs van der Plas (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Director-General for European Cooperation)
  • Alex Brenninkmeijer (Member of the European Court of Auditors)
In the final 30 minutes we will create The Wall (i.e, the schedule)! In other words, you are invited to submit a session if you want to and we'll fill up The Wall and also publish them on our online schedule.
Welcome, Lightning Talks and Wall SettingTCampEU will be opened in Transparency Hall (the big room on the 3rd floor). All parts of the program located in Transparency Hall (shown as blue in the schedule) will be moderated by Hera Hussain. The first 30 minutes will consist of a welcome and lightning talks by:
  • Arjan El Fassed (Open State Foundation, CEO) and Thijs van der Plas (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Director-General for European Cooperation)
  • Alex Brenninkmeijer (Member of the European Court of Auditors)
In the final 30 minutes we will create The Wall (i.e, the schedule)! In other words, you are invited to submit a session if you want to and we'll fill up The Wall and also publish them on our online schedule.
Welcome, Lightning Talks and Wall SettingTCampEU will be opened in Transparency Hall (the big room on the 3rd floor). All parts of the program located in Transparency Hall (shown as blue in the schedule) will be moderated by Hera Hussain. The first 30 minutes will consist of a welcome and lightning talks by:
  • Arjan El Fassed (Open State Foundation, CEO) and Thijs van der Plas (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Director-General for European Cooperation)
  • Alex Brenninkmeijer (Member of the European Court of Auditors)
In the final 30 minutes we will create The Wall (i.e, the schedule)! In other words, you are invited to submit a session if you want to and we'll fill up The Wall and also publish them on our online schedule.
Welcome, Lightning Talks and Wall SettingTCampEU will be opened in Transparency Hall (the big room on the 3rd floor). All parts of the program located in Transparency Hall (shown as blue in the schedule) will be moderated by Hera Hussain. The first 30 minutes will consist of a welcome and lightning talks by:
  • Arjan El Fassed (Open State Foundation, CEO) and Thijs van der Plas (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Director-General for European Cooperation)
  • Alex Brenninkmeijer (Member of the European Court of Auditors)
In the final 30 minutes we will create The Wall (i.e, the schedule)! In other words, you are invited to submit a session if you want to and we'll fill up The Wall and also publish them on our online schedule.
Welcome, Lightning Talks and Wall SettingTCampEU will be opened in Transparency Hall (the big room on the 3rd floor). All parts of the program located in Transparency Hall (shown as blue in the schedule) will be moderated by Hera Hussain. The first 30 minutes will consist of a welcome and lightning talks by:
  • Arjan El Fassed (Open State Foundation, CEO) and Thijs van der Plas (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Director-General for European Cooperation)
  • Alex Brenninkmeijer (Member of the European Court of Auditors)
In the final 30 minutes we will create The Wall (i.e, the schedule)! In other words, you are invited to submit a session if you want to and we'll fill up The Wall and also publish them on our online schedule.
Welcome, Lightning Talks and Wall SettingTCampEU will be opened in Transparency Hall (the big room on the 3rd floor). All parts of the program located in Transparency Hall (shown as blue in the schedule) will be moderated by Hera Hussain. The first 30 minutes will consist of a welcome and lightning talks by:
  • Arjan El Fassed (Open State Foundation, CEO) and Thijs van der Plas (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Director-General for European Cooperation)
  • Alex Brenninkmeijer (Member of the European Court of Auditors)
In the final 30 minutes we will create The Wall (i.e, the schedule)! In other words, you are invited to submit a session if you want to and we'll fill up The Wall and also publish them on our online schedule.
Welcome, Lightning Talks and Wall SettingTCampEU will be opened in Transparency Hall (the big room on the 3rd floor). All parts of the program located in Transparency Hall (shown as blue in the schedule) will be moderated by Hera Hussain. The first 30 minutes will consist of a welcome and lightning talks by:
  • Arjan El Fassed (Open State Foundation, CEO) and Thijs van der Plas (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Director-General for European Cooperation)
  • Alex Brenninkmeijer (Member of the European Court of Auditors)
In the final 30 minutes we will create The Wall (i.e, the schedule)! In other words, you are invited to submit a session if you want to and we'll fill up The Wall and also publish them on our online schedule.
10:15
10:30
10:45
11:00
Opening up government contract data across EuropeOpen Contracting is about opening up public contracting through disclosure, data and engagement. The huge sums of money involved need to be spent honestly, fairly, and effectively. We will share learnings about the cutting edge of analysing corruption risks, visualising contract data, and getting a picture of public contracting across the EU.

This session is led by Daniel Dietrich (Open Contracting) and Georg Neumann (Open Contracting).
TransparantNederland.nl - How can journalists be involved in tools for transparency?TransparantNederland.nl is a platform that unveils networks in the public and administrative domain. We will show journalists and other interested parties how we can help them in their research. How to find data, clean this up and link the data from various sources. During this workshop we will show how Transparent Netherlands works and we would like to invite you to work with us making it a useful and meaningful platform.

This session is led by Mieke van Heesewijk and Dimitri Tokmetzis.
How can we increase transparency in the EU? Please do tell us.Today is the day we listen! During this session we are not the one's explaining how it works, but you are. How can we increase transparency in the EU? Please do tell us. This is the opportunity to hear and discuss the views from different perspectives. Are we on the right track?

For instance, we think that transparency can be improved for a great deal by making existing information easy accessible to the public. On a daily basis Brussels produces large quantities of legislation and documents. Where can we find all these files? For this reason the European member states have committed themselves to establish a joint database.

We are looking for new ideas and to hear concerns. At the end of the sessions we want to take your recommendations back to the Ministry. Let's start the debate!

This session is led by Gabrielle Metz and Bert de Wilde from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.
How open corporate data can be used in anti-corruption (and other) investigationsLearn how OpenCorporates and other open data is increasingly being used to tackle corruption, fraud and other criminal activity, by NGOs, journalists, lawyers and others.

This session is led by Chris Taggart (OpenCorporates).
11:15
11:30
11:45
Open Government PartnershipHow is the Open Government Partnership raising the bar for transparency, accountability and participation in Europe? This session will introduce the basics of what OGP is and explore with European OGP actors in the room how they have been using OGP to get concrete change. In the second part participants will identify concrete ‘asks for change’ in the room and discuss with actors – seasoned and new to OGP - how OGP could be strategically used to get these.

In 5 years OGP has grown from 8 to 69 participating countries, collectively making close to 3,000 distinct open government commitments to open up government. The core of the OGP idea is simple: bringing together government and civil society champions of reform who recognize that governments are much more likely to be effective and credible if they open their doors to public input and oversight.

The session will be led by Paul Maassen (OGP Support Unit), Tim Hughes (Involve UK) and Sandor Lederer (K-Monitor Hungary, TBC).
Branson vs. Juncker - European data portalHow can we realise the civic and economic value of Open Data? We challenge you to come up with propositions for companies which can use Open Data!

This session is led by Dinand Tinholt (Vice President and global EU lead Capgemini), European Data Portal and Wander Engbers (Consultant Policy & Competitiveness at Capgemini Consulting, working for European Data Portal).
Open environmental data: a use case of adding the linksHow can we multiply the value of open environmental data and help research, media and citizens make the most of it? Although available, data are not enough, both quantitatively and qualitatively. There are ways that can help go beyond the current status quo, by making data usable, complementing them via crowdsourcing and combining them with other datasets to investigate and tell stories. Especially relevant for NGO's & (data)journalists, the session will discuss how we can go from low-level data to KPIs using linked open data.

This session is led by George Anadiotis (Climate Watch, Linked Data Orchestration).
Open Heroines: women in open gov, open data and civic techNetwork meetup: voices of women working in open government, open data and civic tech. Follow us on Twitter on @OpenHeroines.

This session is led by Corline van Es and Mor Rubinstein.
TTIP and other opaque trade agreements, the importance of transparencySocial movements and civil society organisations are raising great concerns about the secrecy around the new generation of free trade agreements (TTIP, CETA, TiSA), when the content is made public, support for the agreements fall. How can transparency be improved, who is against transparency?

This session is led by Sol Trumbo (The Transnational Institute).
EveryPolitician - tracking every politician in the worldWhat could you do if everything every politician did was available in consistently formatted structured open data? How can we make it happen?

This session is led by Tony Bowden (EveryPolitician).
Petitions as interface with governmentThe petition is understood by citizens and governments. Now the latter needs to answer to petitions. With such a dialogue we can create trust.

This session is led by Reinder Rustema (petitions.nl).
Setting up government open datalabI'm setting up a government datalab. Who can help me? What should I think of? How not to fail :-)? Hint: open data included! This session is led by Christian Schouten (Ministry of Finance of the Netherlands).
12:00
12:15
12:30
Lunch and Lightning Talks (i.a. Mar Cabra on Panama Papers)Get your lunch in Transparency Hall! We have some great lightning talks for you during the second half of the lunch:
  • Wienke Giezeman (Initiator of The Things Network)
  • Oscar Kneppers (Rockstart, Founder & CEO)
  • Mar Carbra (ICIJ/Panama Papers, Head of the Data & Research Unit)
Lunch and Lightning Talks (i.a. Mar Cabra on Panama Papers)Get your lunch in Transparency Hall! We have some great lightning talks for you during the second half of the lunch:
  • Wienke Giezeman (Initiator of The Things Network)
  • Oscar Kneppers (Rockstart, Founder & CEO)
  • Mar Carbra (ICIJ/Panama Papers, Head of the Data & Research Unit)
Lunch and Lightning Talks (i.a. Mar Cabra on Panama Papers)Get your lunch in Transparency Hall! We have some great lightning talks for you during the second half of the lunch:
  • Wienke Giezeman (Initiator of The Things Network)
  • Oscar Kneppers (Rockstart, Founder & CEO)
  • Mar Carbra (ICIJ/Panama Papers, Head of the Data & Research Unit)
Lunch and Lightning Talks (i.a. Mar Cabra on Panama Papers)Get your lunch in Transparency Hall! We have some great lightning talks for you during the second half of the lunch:
  • Wienke Giezeman (Initiator of The Things Network)
  • Oscar Kneppers (Rockstart, Founder & CEO)
  • Mar Carbra (ICIJ/Panama Papers, Head of the Data & Research Unit)
Lunch and Lightning Talks (i.a. Mar Cabra on Panama Papers)Get your lunch in Transparency Hall! We have some great lightning talks for you during the second half of the lunch:
  • Wienke Giezeman (Initiator of The Things Network)
  • Oscar Kneppers (Rockstart, Founder & CEO)
  • Mar Carbra (ICIJ/Panama Papers, Head of the Data & Research Unit)
Lunch and Lightning Talks (i.a. Mar Cabra on Panama Papers)Get your lunch in Transparency Hall! We have some great lightning talks for you during the second half of the lunch:
  • Wienke Giezeman (Initiator of The Things Network)
  • Oscar Kneppers (Rockstart, Founder & CEO)
  • Mar Carbra (ICIJ/Panama Papers, Head of the Data & Research Unit)
Lunch and Lightning Talks (i.a. Mar Cabra on Panama Papers)Get your lunch in Transparency Hall! We have some great lightning talks for you during the second half of the lunch:
  • Wienke Giezeman (Initiator of The Things Network)
  • Oscar Kneppers (Rockstart, Founder & CEO)
  • Mar Carbra (ICIJ/Panama Papers, Head of the Data & Research Unit)
Lunch and Lightning Talks (i.a. Mar Cabra on Panama Papers)Get your lunch in Transparency Hall! We have some great lightning talks for you during the second half of the lunch:
  • Wienke Giezeman (Initiator of The Things Network)
  • Oscar Kneppers (Rockstart, Founder & CEO)
  • Mar Carbra (ICIJ/Panama Papers, Head of the Data & Research Unit)
12:45
13:00
13:15
13:30
App Competition PitchesSeveral competitive events were organised in the run up to this unconference consisting of an online App Competition and local events across Europe. The winners of the local events together with nominees from the online App Competition will pitch their applications to a jury in Transparency Hall. The winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) will be announced during the closing statement.

  • Alex Brenninkmeijer, Member of the European Court of Auditors
  • Chris Taggart, Co-founder and CEO of OpenCorporates
  • Tony Agotha, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
  • Agnieszka Zając, EU Publications Office/EU Open Data Portal
  • Sicco van Sas, Senior Developer at Open State Foundation
App Competition PitchesSeveral competitive events were organised in the run up to this unconference consisting of an online App Competition and local events across Europe. The winners of the local events together with nominees from the online App Competition will pitch their applications to a jury in Transparency Hall. The winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) will be announced during the closing statement.

  • Alex Brenninkmeijer, Member of the European Court of Auditors
  • Chris Taggart, Co-founder and CEO of OpenCorporates
  • Tony Agotha, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
  • Agnieszka Zając, EU Publications Office/EU Open Data Portal
  • Sicco van Sas, Senior Developer at Open State Foundation
App Competition PitchesSeveral competitive events were organised in the run up to this unconference consisting of an online App Competition and local events across Europe. The winners of the local events together with nominees from the online App Competition will pitch their applications to a jury in Transparency Hall. The winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) will be announced during the closing statement.

  • Alex Brenninkmeijer, Member of the European Court of Auditors
  • Chris Taggart, Co-founder and CEO of OpenCorporates
  • Tony Agotha, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
  • Agnieszka Zając, EU Publications Office/EU Open Data Portal
  • Sicco van Sas, Senior Developer at Open State Foundation
App Competition PitchesSeveral competitive events were organised in the run up to this unconference consisting of an online App Competition and local events across Europe. The winners of the local events together with nominees from the online App Competition will pitch their applications to a jury in Transparency Hall. The winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) will be announced during the closing statement.

  • Alex Brenninkmeijer, Member of the European Court of Auditors
  • Chris Taggart, Co-founder and CEO of OpenCorporates
  • Tony Agotha, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
  • Agnieszka Zając, EU Publications Office/EU Open Data Portal
  • Sicco van Sas, Senior Developer at Open State Foundation
App Competition PitchesSeveral competitive events were organised in the run up to this unconference consisting of an online App Competition and local events across Europe. The winners of the local events together with nominees from the online App Competition will pitch their applications to a jury in Transparency Hall. The winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) will be announced during the closing statement.

  • Alex Brenninkmeijer, Member of the European Court of Auditors
  • Chris Taggart, Co-founder and CEO of OpenCorporates
  • Tony Agotha, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
  • Agnieszka Zając, EU Publications Office/EU Open Data Portal
  • Sicco van Sas, Senior Developer at Open State Foundation
App Competition PitchesSeveral competitive events were organised in the run up to this unconference consisting of an online App Competition and local events across Europe. The winners of the local events together with nominees from the online App Competition will pitch their applications to a jury in Transparency Hall. The winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) will be announced during the closing statement.

  • Alex Brenninkmeijer, Member of the European Court of Auditors
  • Chris Taggart, Co-founder and CEO of OpenCorporates
  • Tony Agotha, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
  • Agnieszka Zając, EU Publications Office/EU Open Data Portal
  • Sicco van Sas, Senior Developer at Open State Foundation
App Competition PitchesSeveral competitive events were organised in the run up to this unconference consisting of an online App Competition and local events across Europe. The winners of the local events together with nominees from the online App Competition will pitch their applications to a jury in Transparency Hall. The winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) will be announced during the closing statement.

  • Alex Brenninkmeijer, Member of the European Court of Auditors
  • Chris Taggart, Co-founder and CEO of OpenCorporates
  • Tony Agotha, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
  • Agnieszka Zając, EU Publications Office/EU Open Data Portal
  • Sicco van Sas, Senior Developer at Open State Foundation
App Competition PitchesSeveral competitive events were organised in the run up to this unconference consisting of an online App Competition and local events across Europe. The winners of the local events together with nominees from the online App Competition will pitch their applications to a jury in Transparency Hall. The winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) will be announced during the closing statement.

  • Alex Brenninkmeijer, Member of the European Court of Auditors
  • Chris Taggart, Co-founder and CEO of OpenCorporates
  • Tony Agotha, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
  • Agnieszka Zając, EU Publications Office/EU Open Data Portal
  • Sicco van Sas, Senior Developer at Open State Foundation
13:45
14:00
14:15
Combined: Tracking voting in the European Parliament / Making sense of voting results in the European ParliamentThis is a combined session.

Tracking voting in the European Parliament
How can we improve visibility and transparency in the European Parliament? I will speak briefly about the Nesta project using all MEPs tweets to bring more context to internet policy making (net neutrality, data protection and the Digital Single Market).

Making sense of voting results in the European Parliament
We will teach you how to use www.mepvote.eu. We will discuss how to improve the way votes are presented.

This is a combined session led by Katja Bego (data scientist at Nesta) and MEPVote.eu.
Let's go createSolving societal challenges with technological innovations and open data, with a full inclusion of society!

This session is led by Paul Suijkerbuijk and Lilian Planellas.
Open data journalism: transparency, privacy, friction & trustHow does open data lead to accountability? Journalists! What is the responsibility to respect privacy in the age of leaks? Who are the new gatekeepers? How does freedom of information work with proactive disclosures? How much friction should there be around sensitive datasets?

This session is led by Alex Howard (Sunlight Foundation).
Insight into economic policyA new approach to create insight into economic policy-making. Create an extremely intuitive interface to explore global data in the field of economic policy.

This session is led by Daniel Herchenbach (http://free-insight.org/).
Combined: Got questions? Let's ask the EU! / What do you want from the EU? In transparency + democracy.This is a combined session.

Got questions? Let's ask the EU!
Workshop on how to make requests to EU institutions. Plus key tips, and how to use AsktheEU.org.

What do you want from the EU? In transparency + democracy.
Brainstrom: what do we want to deliver when it comes to transparency and democracy?

This is a combined session led by Andreas Pavlou (Access Info Europe) and Pam Bartlett Quintanilla (Greens/EFA).
Combined: Measuring transparency / #Measurement Warning! How measuring open data can help to promote transparency?This is a combined session.

Measuring transparency
Developing performance indices. Benchmarking, etc.

#Measurement Warning! How measuring open data can help to promote transparency?
We will try to get answers about these key questions:
  • What datasets do we need to promote transparency?
  • What does open even mean?
  • How can we assess data quality (criteria)
This is a combined session led by Melih Aral (Aldous Information Services BV) and Danny Lämmerhirt, Ana Brandusescu (GODAN) and Mor Rubinstein (Open Knowledge International).
Data-driven government: do' and don'tsCome and share your stories and ideas about data-driven government. Do you have successes or failures to share? Risks or opportunities? Can we use data to make government better and more responsive or are we creating the new totalitarian state?

This session is led by Pim Boers (Netherlands Court of Audit).
Help me write my bestseller on ethics & digital technologyI've defined 20 digital rights & freedoms, but I may be missing something. What should I add to the list? Help out & be awesome :-)

This session is led by Sidney Vollmer.
14:30
14:45
15:00
How to enforce public procurement rules?The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment gave millions of Euros of subsidies and contracts without competition to a foundation. The board of the foundation is 50% civil servants. The foundation has no employees, but is run by a consortium of companies. How to proceed?

This session is led by Marnix Mosselman.
Share and find open source tools for your open data projectsVisualisation, wrangling, databases and more. There are many great tools to use in your data projects. And many of them are open source.

Come to discover and contribute.

This session is led by Maurits van der Goes.
J-App: idea for an app for protection of journalistsWe have an idea for an app that we want to develop so we want input: Is it useful? How much can it cost? How to promote it?

This session is led by Alina Ostling (European University Institute).
#WhoMadeMyClothesSetting an open supply chain standard in the garment industry. Tech + policy/lobby at EU level.

This session is led by Paul Roeland (@cleanclothes).
When my country's data is your country's transparencyWhen we are transparent about other country's activities in our country we give insight to the citizens of those countries about what their government is doing - even if that government is not transparent at home. How can we work together to make it easier to see and understand what governments lobby for, pay for, bargain for in other countries?

This session is led by Kat Duffy (Sunlight Foundation).
Share the secrets of open budgetsDo you work with budget or spending data? Are you an administration that wants to open up budgets? Are you a civil society organisation who is willing to hold your government accountable? Do you want to share your experience? Show us what you do, your projects and let's geek out together!

This session is led by Anna Alberts (Open Knowledge Germany, Open Budgets) and Cecile LeGuen (Open Knowledge International/ OpenSpending.org).
Webportal for Freedom of Information (FOI) requestsIndividuals can send FOI requests to their governments, but these requests are not publicly available if they don't publish them. We need a web portal/webservice to send FOI requests and make the correspondence available. Let's talk about a service for FOI requests.

This session is led by Christopher Bohlens (FragDenStaat (AskTheGovernment), Open Knowledge Germany).
How to support citizens with information overloadA lot of initiatives/projects are about presenting information. More and more people are overwhelmed by the information flooding their lives, not knowing where, what and how they should handle that. How do we help them with their insecurity to make that decision? Gadgets do not solve these human issues => not another gadget, please.

This session is led by Amber van den Bos.
15:15
15:30
15:45
Open Sesame! Unlocking the EUs open data potentialTransparency and better access to information should help bring EU level decision-making closer to citizens. Even though meetings are livestreamed, documents are available in all EU working languages, important steps can and should be taken to ensure people find and use the relevant information. This session will focus on the question of open data in Europe, and how to optimize its use.

This session is led by Marietje Schaake (Member of the European Parliament).
A data scraper's toolboxHow to open up data when it's not open? A quick overview of basic and advanced tools & technologies for scraping data.

This session is led by Alice Corona.
Designers meetupGathering for all UX/interaction/visual designers of meaningful open data interfaces. Learn from each other.

This session is led by Rob Maijers.
Whistleblowers: protecting those who defend public interest transparencyWhistleblowers defend the right of access to information but are often exposed and attacked for disclosing public interest info. How can we protect them and promote public interest disclosures?

This session is led by Vigjilenca Abazi and Pam Bartlett Quintanilla (Greens/EFA).
Transparency between universities and the private sector/industry -> UniversityWatchMore and more HEI's (Higher Education Institutes) get more money and cooperation from the private/industry sector. Research is paid by industry. We would like to make these connections public and transparent. We started
EU IntegrityWatchOnline platform (EU IntegrityWatch) to monitor EU lobbying/conflict of interest:
  • based on New York Times software
  • data/visualisation used by almost all EU news outlets
Questions for this session:
  • how to organise the roll-out into EU countries?
  • what other tools/data to include in the site?
This session is led by Anne Scheltema Beduin (Transparency International Netherlands) and Yannik Bendel (Transparency International EU).
How can transparency support European democracyWe know transparency is important to 'keep them honest' and hold governments to account, but how can it be used to improve citizen participation in the policy making process, in Europe and nationally?

This session is led by Anthony Zacharzewski (Democratic Society).
Lack of transparency and hybrid democracies; how transparency effects transitional countries/new democraciesLack of transparency can be seriously detrimental to new democracies. Albania is among those countries that still strives to build its institutions, get governments lack of transparency in many reforms combined with the very high level of disbelief in the society creates a trap (vicious circle) impeding institution building and its consultation. Furthermore, it has led to exclusive institutions and perceived representative democracy. Case to be analysed: the latest protests taking place in Tirana, against the building of a project that is sacrificing the sole green area of the capital. The activists protesting criticize the government for lack of transparency: implementing an illegal project where institutions are the first to break the law.

This session is led by Alida Karakushi.
16:00
16:15
16:30
Closing StatementClosing statement with among others the announcement of the winners of the App Competition.
Closing StatementClosing statement with among others the announcement of the winners of the App Competition.
Closing StatementClosing statement with among others the announcement of the winners of the App Competition.
Closing StatementClosing statement with among others the announcement of the winners of the App Competition.
Closing StatementClosing statement with among others the announcement of the winners of the App Competition.
Closing StatementClosing statement with among others the announcement of the winners of the App Competition.
Closing StatementClosing statement with among others the announcement of the winners of the App Competition.
Closing StatementClosing statement with among others the announcement of the winners of the App Competition.
16:45
17:00
17:15
Happy Hour!The happy hour will take place outside at the terrace! We provide some food and drinks, so take the time to socialize and reflect on what you've learned!
Happy Hour!The happy hour will take place outside at the terrace! We provide some food and drinks, so take the time to socialize and reflect on what you've learned!
Happy Hour!The happy hour will take place outside at the terrace! We provide some food and drinks, so take the time to socialize and reflect on what you've learned!
Happy Hour!The happy hour will take place outside at the terrace! We provide some food and drinks, so take the time to socialize and reflect on what you've learned!
Happy Hour!The happy hour will take place outside at the terrace! We provide some food and drinks, so take the time to socialize and reflect on what you've learned!
Happy Hour!The happy hour will take place outside at the terrace! We provide some food and drinks, so take the time to socialize and reflect on what you've learned!
Happy Hour!The happy hour will take place outside at the terrace! We provide some food and drinks, so take the time to socialize and reflect on what you've learned!
Happy Hour!The happy hour will take place outside at the terrace! We provide some food and drinks, so take the time to socialize and reflect on what you've learned!
17:30
17:45
18:00
18:15
18:30
18:45

Translucent 1 Room

Translucent 2 Room

Visibility Room

Clarity Room

Glass Room

Opaque Room

Sunlight Terrace

Flash Corner

Translucent 1 Room Translucent 2 Room Visibility Room Clarity Room Glass Room Opaque Room Sunlight Terrace Flash Corner
13:30
App Competition PitchesSeveral competitive events were organised in the run up to this unconference consisting of an online App Competition and local events across Europe. The winners of the local events together with nominees from the online App Competition will pitch their applications to a jury in Transparency Hall. The winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) will be announced during the closing statement.

  • Alex Brenninkmeijer, Member of the European Court of Auditors
  • Chris Taggart, Co-founder and CEO of OpenCorporates
  • Tony Agotha, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
  • Agnieszka Zając, EU Publications Office/EU Open Data Portal
  • Sicco van Sas, Senior Developer at Open State Foundation
App Competition PitchesSeveral competitive events were organised in the run up to this unconference consisting of an online App Competition and local events across Europe. The winners of the local events together with nominees from the online App Competition will pitch their applications to a jury in Transparency Hall. The winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) will be announced during the closing statement.

  • Alex Brenninkmeijer, Member of the European Court of Auditors
  • Chris Taggart, Co-founder and CEO of OpenCorporates
  • Tony Agotha, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
  • Agnieszka Zając, EU Publications Office/EU Open Data Portal
  • Sicco van Sas, Senior Developer at Open State Foundation
App Competition PitchesSeveral competitive events were organised in the run up to this unconference consisting of an online App Competition and local events across Europe. The winners of the local events together with nominees from the online App Competition will pitch their applications to a jury in Transparency Hall. The winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) will be announced during the closing statement.

  • Alex Brenninkmeijer, Member of the European Court of Auditors
  • Chris Taggart, Co-founder and CEO of OpenCorporates
  • Tony Agotha, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
  • Agnieszka Zając, EU Publications Office/EU Open Data Portal
  • Sicco van Sas, Senior Developer at Open State Foundation
App Competition PitchesSeveral competitive events were organised in the run up to this unconference consisting of an online App Competition and local events across Europe. The winners of the local events together with nominees from the online App Competition will pitch their applications to a jury in Transparency Hall. The winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) will be announced during the closing statement.

  • Alex Brenninkmeijer, Member of the European Court of Auditors
  • Chris Taggart, Co-founder and CEO of OpenCorporates
  • Tony Agotha, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
  • Agnieszka Zając, EU Publications Office/EU Open Data Portal
  • Sicco van Sas, Senior Developer at Open State Foundation
App Competition PitchesSeveral competitive events were organised in the run up to this unconference consisting of an online App Competition and local events across Europe. The winners of the local events together with nominees from the online App Competition will pitch their applications to a jury in Transparency Hall. The winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) will be announced during the closing statement.

  • Alex Brenninkmeijer, Member of the European Court of Auditors
  • Chris Taggart, Co-founder and CEO of OpenCorporates
  • Tony Agotha, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
  • Agnieszka Zając, EU Publications Office/EU Open Data Portal
  • Sicco van Sas, Senior Developer at Open State Foundation
App Competition PitchesSeveral competitive events were organised in the run up to this unconference consisting of an online App Competition and local events across Europe. The winners of the local events together with nominees from the online App Competition will pitch their applications to a jury in Transparency Hall. The winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) will be announced during the closing statement.

  • Alex Brenninkmeijer, Member of the European Court of Auditors
  • Chris Taggart, Co-founder and CEO of OpenCorporates
  • Tony Agotha, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
  • Agnieszka Zając, EU Publications Office/EU Open Data Portal
  • Sicco van Sas, Senior Developer at Open State Foundation
App Competition PitchesSeveral competitive events were organised in the run up to this unconference consisting of an online App Competition and local events across Europe. The winners of the local events together with nominees from the online App Competition will pitch their applications to a jury in Transparency Hall. The winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) will be announced during the closing statement.

  • Alex Brenninkmeijer, Member of the European Court of Auditors
  • Chris Taggart, Co-founder and CEO of OpenCorporates
  • Tony Agotha, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
  • Agnieszka Zając, EU Publications Office/EU Open Data Portal
  • Sicco van Sas, Senior Developer at Open State Foundation
App Competition PitchesSeveral competitive events were organised in the run up to this unconference consisting of an online App Competition and local events across Europe. The winners of the local events together with nominees from the online App Competition will pitch their applications to a jury in Transparency Hall. The winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) will be announced during the closing statement.

  • Alex Brenninkmeijer, Member of the European Court of Auditors
  • Chris Taggart, Co-founder and CEO of OpenCorporates
  • Tony Agotha, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
  • Agnieszka Zając, EU Publications Office/EU Open Data Portal
  • Sicco van Sas, Senior Developer at Open State Foundation
13:45
14:00

Translucent 1 Room

Translucent 2 Room

Visibility Room

Clarity Room

Glass Room

Opaque Room

Sunlight Terrace

Flash Corner

Translucent 1 Room Translucent 2 Room Visibility Room Clarity Room Glass Room Opaque Room Sunlight Terrace Flash Corner
16:30
Closing StatementClosing statement with among others the announcement of the winners of the App Competition.
Closing StatementClosing statement with among others the announcement of the winners of the App Competition.
Closing StatementClosing statement with among others the announcement of the winners of the App Competition.
Closing StatementClosing statement with among others the announcement of the winners of the App Competition.
Closing StatementClosing statement with among others the announcement of the winners of the App Competition.
Closing StatementClosing statement with among others the announcement of the winners of the App Competition.
Closing StatementClosing statement with among others the announcement of the winners of the App Competition.
Closing StatementClosing statement with among others the announcement of the winners of the App Competition.
16:45
17:00

Translucent 1 Room

Translucent 2 Room

Visibility Room

Clarity Room

Glass Room

Opaque Room

Sunlight Terrace

Flash Corner

Translucent 1 Room Translucent 2 Room Visibility Room Clarity Room Glass Room Opaque Room Sunlight Terrace Flash Corner
09:30
Coffee and RegistrationWelcome to TCampEU! Get your badge at the registration desk at the entry of Pakhuis de Zwijger. Drink a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy a light breakfast if you haven't had any yet!
Coffee and RegistrationWelcome to TCampEU! Get your badge at the registration desk at the entry of Pakhuis de Zwijger. Drink a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy a light breakfast if you haven't had any yet!
Coffee and RegistrationWelcome to TCampEU! Get your badge at the registration desk at the entry of Pakhuis de Zwijger. Drink a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy a light breakfast if you haven't had any yet!
Coffee and RegistrationWelcome to TCampEU! Get your badge at the registration desk at the entry of Pakhuis de Zwijger. Drink a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy a light breakfast if you haven't had any yet!
Coffee and RegistrationWelcome to TCampEU! Get your badge at the registration desk at the entry of Pakhuis de Zwijger. Drink a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy a light breakfast if you haven't had any yet!
Coffee and RegistrationWelcome to TCampEU! Get your badge at the registration desk at the entry of Pakhuis de Zwijger. Drink a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy a light breakfast if you haven't had any yet!
Coffee and RegistrationWelcome to TCampEU! Get your badge at the registration desk at the entry of Pakhuis de Zwijger. Drink a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy a light breakfast if you haven't had any yet!
Coffee and RegistrationWelcome to TCampEU! Get your badge at the registration desk at the entry of Pakhuis de Zwijger. Drink a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy a light breakfast if you haven't had any yet!
09:45

Translucent 1 Room

Translucent 2 Room

Visibility Room

Clarity Room

Glass Room

Opaque Room

Sunlight Terrace

Flash Corner

Translucent 1 Room Translucent 2 Room Visibility Room Clarity Room Glass Room Opaque Room Sunlight Terrace Flash Corner
17:15
Happy Hour!The happy hour will take place outside at the terrace! We provide some food and drinks, so take the time to socialize and reflect on what you've learned!
Happy Hour!The happy hour will take place outside at the terrace! We provide some food and drinks, so take the time to socialize and reflect on what you've learned!
Happy Hour!The happy hour will take place outside at the terrace! We provide some food and drinks, so take the time to socialize and reflect on what you've learned!
Happy Hour!The happy hour will take place outside at the terrace! We provide some food and drinks, so take the time to socialize and reflect on what you've learned!
Happy Hour!The happy hour will take place outside at the terrace! We provide some food and drinks, so take the time to socialize and reflect on what you've learned!
Happy Hour!The happy hour will take place outside at the terrace! We provide some food and drinks, so take the time to socialize and reflect on what you've learned!
Happy Hour!The happy hour will take place outside at the terrace! We provide some food and drinks, so take the time to socialize and reflect on what you've learned!
Happy Hour!The happy hour will take place outside at the terrace! We provide some food and drinks, so take the time to socialize and reflect on what you've learned!
17:30
17:45
18:00
18:15
18:30
18:45

Translucent 1 Room

Translucent 2 Room

Visibility Room

Clarity Room

Glass Room

Opaque Room

Sunlight Terrace

Flash Corner

Translucent 1 Room Translucent 2 Room Visibility Room Clarity Room Glass Room Opaque Room Sunlight Terrace Flash Corner
12:30
Lunch and Lightning Talks (i.a. Mar Cabra on Panama Papers)Get your lunch in Transparency Hall! We have some great lightning talks for you during the second half of the lunch:
  • Wienke Giezeman (Initiator of The Things Network)
  • Oscar Kneppers (Rockstart, Founder & CEO)
  • Mar Carbra (ICIJ/Panama Papers, Head of the Data & Research Unit)
Lunch and Lightning Talks (i.a. Mar Cabra on Panama Papers)Get your lunch in Transparency Hall! We have some great lightning talks for you during the second half of the lunch:
  • Wienke Giezeman (Initiator of The Things Network)
  • Oscar Kneppers (Rockstart, Founder & CEO)
  • Mar Carbra (ICIJ/Panama Papers, Head of the Data & Research Unit)
Lunch and Lightning Talks (i.a. Mar Cabra on Panama Papers)Get your lunch in Transparency Hall! We have some great lightning talks for you during the second half of the lunch:
  • Wienke Giezeman (Initiator of The Things Network)
  • Oscar Kneppers (Rockstart, Founder & CEO)
  • Mar Carbra (ICIJ/Panama Papers, Head of the Data & Research Unit)
Lunch and Lightning Talks (i.a. Mar Cabra on Panama Papers)Get your lunch in Transparency Hall! We have some great lightning talks for you during the second half of the lunch:
  • Wienke Giezeman (Initiator of The Things Network)
  • Oscar Kneppers (Rockstart, Founder & CEO)
  • Mar Carbra (ICIJ/Panama Papers, Head of the Data & Research Unit)
Lunch and Lightning Talks (i.a. Mar Cabra on Panama Papers)Get your lunch in Transparency Hall! We have some great lightning talks for you during the second half of the lunch:
  • Wienke Giezeman (Initiator of The Things Network)
  • Oscar Kneppers (Rockstart, Founder & CEO)
  • Mar Carbra (ICIJ/Panama Papers, Head of the Data & Research Unit)
Lunch and Lightning Talks (i.a. Mar Cabra on Panama Papers)Get your lunch in Transparency Hall! We have some great lightning talks for you during the second half of the lunch:
  • Wienke Giezeman (Initiator of The Things Network)
  • Oscar Kneppers (Rockstart, Founder & CEO)
  • Mar Carbra (ICIJ/Panama Papers, Head of the Data & Research Unit)
Lunch and Lightning Talks (i.a. Mar Cabra on Panama Papers)Get your lunch in Transparency Hall! We have some great lightning talks for you during the second half of the lunch:
  • Wienke Giezeman (Initiator of The Things Network)
  • Oscar Kneppers (Rockstart, Founder & CEO)
  • Mar Carbra (ICIJ/Panama Papers, Head of the Data & Research Unit)
Lunch and Lightning Talks (i.a. Mar Cabra on Panama Papers)Get your lunch in Transparency Hall! We have some great lightning talks for you during the second half of the lunch:
  • Wienke Giezeman (Initiator of The Things Network)
  • Oscar Kneppers (Rockstart, Founder & CEO)
  • Mar Carbra (ICIJ/Panama Papers, Head of the Data & Research Unit)
12:45
13:00
13:15
Translucent 1 Room Translucent 2 Room Visibility Room Clarity Room Glass Room Opaque Room Sunlight Terrace Flash Corner
11:00
Opening up government contract data across EuropeOpen Contracting is about opening up public contracting through disclosure, data and engagement. The huge sums of money involved need to be spent honestly, fairly, and effectively. We will share learnings about the cutting edge of analysing corruption risks, visualising contract data, and getting a picture of public contracting across the EU.

This session is led by Daniel Dietrich (Open Contracting) and Georg Neumann (Open Contracting).
TransparantNederland.nl - How can journalists be involved in tools for transparency?TransparantNederland.nl is a platform that unveils networks in the public and administrative domain. We will show journalists and other interested parties how we can help them in their research. How to find data, clean this up and link the data from various sources. During this workshop we will show how Transparent Netherlands works and we would like to invite you to work with us making it a useful and meaningful platform.

This session is led by Mieke van Heesewijk and Dimitri Tokmetzis.
How can we increase transparency in the EU? Please do tell us.Today is the day we listen! During this session we are not the one's explaining how it works, but you are. How can we increase transparency in the EU? Please do tell us. This is the opportunity to hear and discuss the views from different perspectives. Are we on the right track?

For instance, we think that transparency can be improved for a great deal by making existing information easy accessible to the public. On a daily basis Brussels produces large quantities of legislation and documents. Where can we find all these files? For this reason the European member states have committed themselves to establish a joint database.

We are looking for new ideas and to hear concerns. At the end of the sessions we want to take your recommendations back to the Ministry. Let's start the debate!

This session is led by Gabrielle Metz and Bert de Wilde from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.
How open corporate data can be used in anti-corruption (and other) investigationsLearn how OpenCorporates and other open data is increasingly being used to tackle corruption, fraud and other criminal activity, by NGOs, journalists, lawyers and others.

This session is led by Chris Taggart (OpenCorporates).
11:15
11:30
Translucent 1 Room Translucent 2 Room Visibility Room Clarity Room Glass Room Opaque Room Sunlight Terrace Flash Corner
11:45
Open Government PartnershipHow is the Open Government Partnership raising the bar for transparency, accountability and participation in Europe? This session will introduce the basics of what OGP is and explore with European OGP actors in the room how they have been using OGP to get concrete change. In the second part participants will identify concrete ‘asks for change’ in the room and discuss with actors – seasoned and new to OGP - how OGP could be strategically used to get these.

In 5 years OGP has grown from 8 to 69 participating countries, collectively making close to 3,000 distinct open government commitments to open up government. The core of the OGP idea is simple: bringing together government and civil society champions of reform who recognize that governments are much more likely to be effective and credible if they open their doors to public input and oversight.

The session will be led by Paul Maassen (OGP Support Unit), Tim Hughes (Involve UK) and Sandor Lederer (K-Monitor Hungary, TBC).
Branson vs. Juncker - European data portalHow can we realise the civic and economic value of Open Data? We challenge you to come up with propositions for companies which can use Open Data!

This session is led by Dinand Tinholt (Vice President and global EU lead Capgemini), European Data Portal and Wander Engbers (Consultant Policy & Competitiveness at Capgemini Consulting, working for European Data Portal).
Open environmental data: a use case of adding the linksHow can we multiply the value of open environmental data and help research, media and citizens make the most of it? Although available, data are not enough, both quantitatively and qualitatively. There are ways that can help go beyond the current status quo, by making data usable, complementing them via crowdsourcing and combining them with other datasets to investigate and tell stories. Especially relevant for NGO's & (data)journalists, the session will discuss how we can go from low-level data to KPIs using linked open data.

This session is led by George Anadiotis (Climate Watch, Linked Data Orchestration).
Open Heroines: women in open gov, open data and civic techNetwork meetup: voices of women working in open government, open data and civic tech. Follow us on Twitter on @OpenHeroines.

This session is led by Corline van Es and Mor Rubinstein.
TTIP and other opaque trade agreements, the importance of transparencySocial movements and civil society organisations are raising great concerns about the secrecy around the new generation of free trade agreements (TTIP, CETA, TiSA), when the content is made public, support for the agreements fall. How can transparency be improved, who is against transparency?

This session is led by Sol Trumbo (The Transnational Institute).
EveryPolitician - tracking every politician in the worldWhat could you do if everything every politician did was available in consistently formatted structured open data? How can we make it happen?

This session is led by Tony Bowden (EveryPolitician).
Petitions as interface with governmentThe petition is understood by citizens and governments. Now the latter needs to answer to petitions. With such a dialogue we can create trust.

This session is led by Reinder Rustema (petitions.nl).
Setting up government open datalabI'm setting up a government datalab. Who can help me? What should I think of? How not to fail :-)? Hint: open data included! This session is led by Christian Schouten (Ministry of Finance of the Netherlands).
12:00
12:15
Translucent 1 Room Translucent 2 Room Visibility Room Clarity Room Glass Room Opaque Room Sunlight Terrace Flash Corner
14:15
Combined: Tracking voting in the European Parliament / Making sense of voting results in the European ParliamentThis is a combined session.

Tracking voting in the European Parliament
How can we improve visibility and transparency in the European Parliament? I will speak briefly about the Nesta project using all MEPs tweets to bring more context to internet policy making (net neutrality, data protection and the Digital Single Market).

Making sense of voting results in the European Parliament
We will teach you how to use www.mepvote.eu. We will discuss how to improve the way votes are presented.

This is a combined session led by Katja Bego (data scientist at Nesta) and MEPVote.eu.
Let's go createSolving societal challenges with technological innovations and open data, with a full inclusion of society!

This session is led by Paul Suijkerbuijk and Lilian Planellas.
Open data journalism: transparency, privacy, friction & trustHow does open data lead to accountability? Journalists! What is the responsibility to respect privacy in the age of leaks? Who are the new gatekeepers? How does freedom of information work with proactive disclosures? How much friction should there be around sensitive datasets?

This session is led by Alex Howard (Sunlight Foundation).
Insight into economic policyA new approach to create insight into economic policy-making. Create an extremely intuitive interface to explore global data in the field of economic policy.

This session is led by Daniel Herchenbach (http://free-insight.org/).
Combined: Got questions? Let's ask the EU! / What do you want from the EU? In transparency + democracy.This is a combined session.

Got questions? Let's ask the EU!
Workshop on how to make requests to EU institutions. Plus key tips, and how to use AsktheEU.org.

What do you want from the EU? In transparency + democracy.
Brainstrom: what do we want to deliver when it comes to transparency and democracy?

This is a combined session led by Andreas Pavlou (Access Info Europe) and Pam Bartlett Quintanilla (Greens/EFA).
Combined: Measuring transparency / #Measurement Warning! How measuring open data can help to promote transparency?This is a combined session.

Measuring transparency
Developing performance indices. Benchmarking, etc.

#Measurement Warning! How measuring open data can help to promote transparency?
We will try to get answers about these key questions:
  • What datasets do we need to promote transparency?
  • What does open even mean?
  • How can we assess data quality (criteria)
This is a combined session led by Melih Aral (Aldous Information Services BV) and Danny Lämmerhirt, Ana Brandusescu (GODAN) and Mor Rubinstein (Open Knowledge International).
Data-driven government: do' and don'tsCome and share your stories and ideas about data-driven government. Do you have successes or failures to share? Risks or opportunities? Can we use data to make government better and more responsive or are we creating the new totalitarian state?

This session is led by Pim Boers (Netherlands Court of Audit).
Help me write my bestseller on ethics & digital technologyI've defined 20 digital rights & freedoms, but I may be missing something. What should I add to the list? Help out & be awesome :-)

This session is led by Sidney Vollmer.
14:30
14:45
Translucent 1 Room Translucent 2 Room Visibility Room Clarity Room Glass Room Opaque Room Sunlight Terrace Flash Corner
15:00
How to enforce public procurement rules?The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment gave millions of Euros of subsidies and contracts without competition to a foundation. The board of the foundation is 50% civil servants. The foundation has no employees, but is run by a consortium of companies. How to proceed?

This session is led by Marnix Mosselman.
Share and find open source tools for your open data projectsVisualisation, wrangling, databases and more. There are many great tools to use in your data projects. And many of them are open source.

Come to discover and contribute.

This session is led by Maurits van der Goes.
J-App: idea for an app for protection of journalistsWe have an idea for an app that we want to develop so we want input: Is it useful? How much can it cost? How to promote it?

This session is led by Alina Ostling (European University Institute).
#WhoMadeMyClothesSetting an open supply chain standard in the garment industry. Tech + policy/lobby at EU level.

This session is led by Paul Roeland (@cleanclothes).
When my country's data is your country's transparencyWhen we are transparent about other country's activities in our country we give insight to the citizens of those countries about what their government is doing - even if that government is not transparent at home. How can we work together to make it easier to see and understand what governments lobby for, pay for, bargain for in other countries?

This session is led by Kat Duffy (Sunlight Foundation).
Share the secrets of open budgetsDo you work with budget or spending data? Are you an administration that wants to open up budgets? Are you a civil society organisation who is willing to hold your government accountable? Do you want to share your experience? Show us what you do, your projects and let's geek out together!

This session is led by Anna Alberts (Open Knowledge Germany, Open Budgets) and Cecile LeGuen (Open Knowledge International/ OpenSpending.org).
Webportal for Freedom of Information (FOI) requestsIndividuals can send FOI requests to their governments, but these requests are not publicly available if they don't publish them. We need a web portal/webservice to send FOI requests and make the correspondence available. Let's talk about a service for FOI requests.

This session is led by Christopher Bohlens (FragDenStaat (AskTheGovernment), Open Knowledge Germany).
How to support citizens with information overloadA lot of initiatives/projects are about presenting information. More and more people are overwhelmed by the information flooding their lives, not knowing where, what and how they should handle that. How do we help them with their insecurity to make that decision? Gadgets do not solve these human issues => not another gadget, please.

This session is led by Amber van den Bos.
15:15
15:30
Translucent 1 Room Translucent 2 Room Visibility Room Clarity Room Glass Room Opaque Room Sunlight Terrace Flash Corner
15:45
Open Sesame! Unlocking the EUs open data potentialTransparency and better access to information should help bring EU level decision-making closer to citizens. Even though meetings are livestreamed, documents are available in all EU working languages, important steps can and should be taken to ensure people find and use the relevant information. This session will focus on the question of open data in Europe, and how to optimize its use.

This session is led by Marietje Schaake (Member of the European Parliament).
A data scraper's toolboxHow to open up data when it's not open? A quick overview of basic and advanced tools & technologies for scraping data.

This session is led by Alice Corona.
Designers meetupGathering for all UX/interaction/visual designers of meaningful open data interfaces. Learn from each other.

This session is led by Rob Maijers.
Whistleblowers: protecting those who defend public interest transparencyWhistleblowers defend the right of access to information but are often exposed and attacked for disclosing public interest info. How can we protect them and promote public interest disclosures?

This session is led by Vigjilenca Abazi and Pam Bartlett Quintanilla (Greens/EFA).
Transparency between universities and the private sector/industry -> UniversityWatchMore and more HEI's (Higher Education Institutes) get more money and cooperation from the private/industry sector. Research is paid by industry. We would like to make these connections public and transparent. We started
EU IntegrityWatchOnline platform (EU IntegrityWatch) to monitor EU lobbying/conflict of interest:
  • based on New York Times software
  • data/visualisation used by almost all EU news outlets
Questions for this session:
  • how to organise the roll-out into EU countries?
  • what other tools/data to include in the site?
This session is led by Anne Scheltema Beduin (Transparency International Netherlands) and Yannik Bendel (Transparency International EU).
How can transparency support European democracyWe know transparency is important to 'keep them honest' and hold governments to account, but how can it be used to improve citizen participation in the policy making process, in Europe and nationally?

This session is led by Anthony Zacharzewski (Democratic Society).
Lack of transparency and hybrid democracies; how transparency effects transitional countries/new democraciesLack of transparency can be seriously detrimental to new democracies. Albania is among those countries that still strives to build its institutions, get governments lack of transparency in many reforms combined with the very high level of disbelief in the society creates a trap (vicious circle) impeding institution building and its consultation. Furthermore, it has led to exclusive institutions and perceived representative democracy. Case to be analysed: the latest protests taking place in Tirana, against the building of a project that is sacrificing the sole green area of the capital. The activists protesting criticize the government for lack of transparency: implementing an illegal project where institutions are the first to break the law.

This session is led by Alida Karakushi.
16:00
16:15
Translucent 1 Room Translucent 2 Room Visibility Room Clarity Room Glass Room Opaque Room Sunlight Terrace Flash Corner
10:00
Welcome, Lightning Talks and Wall SettingTCampEU will be opened in Transparency Hall (the big room on the 3rd floor). All parts of the program located in Transparency Hall (shown as blue in the schedule) will be moderated by Hera Hussain. The first 30 minutes will consist of a welcome and lightning talks by:
  • Arjan El Fassed (Open State Foundation, CEO) and Thijs van der Plas (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Director-General for European Cooperation)
  • Alex Brenninkmeijer (Member of the European Court of Auditors)
In the final 30 minutes we will create The Wall (i.e, the schedule)! In other words, you are invited to submit a session if you want to and we'll fill up The Wall and also publish them on our online schedule.
Welcome, Lightning Talks and Wall SettingTCampEU will be opened in Transparency Hall (the big room on the 3rd floor). All parts of the program located in Transparency Hall (shown as blue in the schedule) will be moderated by Hera Hussain. The first 30 minutes will consist of a welcome and lightning talks by:
  • Arjan El Fassed (Open State Foundation, CEO) and Thijs van der Plas (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Director-General for European Cooperation)
  • Alex Brenninkmeijer (Member of the European Court of Auditors)
In the final 30 minutes we will create The Wall (i.e, the schedule)! In other words, you are invited to submit a session if you want to and we'll fill up The Wall and also publish them on our online schedule.
Welcome, Lightning Talks and Wall SettingTCampEU will be opened in Transparency Hall (the big room on the 3rd floor). All parts of the program located in Transparency Hall (shown as blue in the schedule) will be moderated by Hera Hussain. The first 30 minutes will consist of a welcome and lightning talks by:
  • Arjan El Fassed (Open State Foundation, CEO) and Thijs van der Plas (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Director-General for European Cooperation)
  • Alex Brenninkmeijer (Member of the European Court of Auditors)
In the final 30 minutes we will create The Wall (i.e, the schedule)! In other words, you are invited to submit a session if you want to and we'll fill up The Wall and also publish them on our online schedule.
Welcome, Lightning Talks and Wall SettingTCampEU will be opened in Transparency Hall (the big room on the 3rd floor). All parts of the program located in Transparency Hall (shown as blue in the schedule) will be moderated by Hera Hussain. The first 30 minutes will consist of a welcome and lightning talks by:
  • Arjan El Fassed (Open State Foundation, CEO) and Thijs van der Plas (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Director-General for European Cooperation)
  • Alex Brenninkmeijer (Member of the European Court of Auditors)
In the final 30 minutes we will create The Wall (i.e, the schedule)! In other words, you are invited to submit a session if you want to and we'll fill up The Wall and also publish them on our online schedule.
Welcome, Lightning Talks and Wall SettingTCampEU will be opened in Transparency Hall (the big room on the 3rd floor). All parts of the program located in Transparency Hall (shown as blue in the schedule) will be moderated by Hera Hussain. The first 30 minutes will consist of a welcome and lightning talks by:
  • Arjan El Fassed (Open State Foundation, CEO) and Thijs van der Plas (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Director-General for European Cooperation)
  • Alex Brenninkmeijer (Member of the European Court of Auditors)
In the final 30 minutes we will create The Wall (i.e, the schedule)! In other words, you are invited to submit a session if you want to and we'll fill up The Wall and also publish them on our online schedule.
Welcome, Lightning Talks and Wall SettingTCampEU will be opened in Transparency Hall (the big room on the 3rd floor). All parts of the program located in Transparency Hall (shown as blue in the schedule) will be moderated by Hera Hussain. The first 30 minutes will consist of a welcome and lightning talks by:
  • Arjan El Fassed (Open State Foundation, CEO) and Thijs van der Plas (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Director-General for European Cooperation)
  • Alex Brenninkmeijer (Member of the European Court of Auditors)
In the final 30 minutes we will create The Wall (i.e, the schedule)! In other words, you are invited to submit a session if you want to and we'll fill up The Wall and also publish them on our online schedule.
Welcome, Lightning Talks and Wall SettingTCampEU will be opened in Transparency Hall (the big room on the 3rd floor). All parts of the program located in Transparency Hall (shown as blue in the schedule) will be moderated by Hera Hussain. The first 30 minutes will consist of a welcome and lightning talks by:
  • Arjan El Fassed (Open State Foundation, CEO) and Thijs van der Plas (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Director-General for European Cooperation)
  • Alex Brenninkmeijer (Member of the European Court of Auditors)
In the final 30 minutes we will create The Wall (i.e, the schedule)! In other words, you are invited to submit a session if you want to and we'll fill up The Wall and also publish them on our online schedule.
Welcome, Lightning Talks and Wall SettingTCampEU will be opened in Transparency Hall (the big room on the 3rd floor). All parts of the program located in Transparency Hall (shown as blue in the schedule) will be moderated by Hera Hussain. The first 30 minutes will consist of a welcome and lightning talks by:
  • Arjan El Fassed (Open State Foundation, CEO) and Thijs van der Plas (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Director-General for European Cooperation)
  • Alex Brenninkmeijer (Member of the European Court of Auditors)
In the final 30 minutes we will create The Wall (i.e, the schedule)! In other words, you are invited to submit a session if you want to and we'll fill up The Wall and also publish them on our online schedule.
10:15
10:30
10:45

Translucent 1 Room

Translucent 2 Room

Visibility Room

Clarity Room

Glass Room

Opaque Room

Sunlight Terrace

Flash Corner

No events available!

Info

Girl and boy talking to each other at an opengov event

On 1 June 2016 Open State Foundation and the Presidency of the Council of the European Union will host the very first TransparencyCamp Europe in Amsterdam. TransparencyCamp Europe is an unconference that focuses on open data, new technologies and policies that make the EU work for people, stimulates open government and helps people grasp the workings of the various EU institutions.

Participants

Participants from all over Europe will share their expertise on new technologies and governing policies to stimulate an open government. Developers, policy makers, journalists, diplomats, technologists, students, government officials and the public at large will come together to formulate and share ideas, insights, best practices and innovative measures on how to use technology to make governments more transparent and inclusive.

The unconference will also host the final of the TransparencyCamp Europe App Competition. The nominees will pitch their applications before a jury, after which the overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be announced.

What is an unconference?

But what exactly is an “unconference”, you may ask? An unconference is an unscheduled conference, where you decide the agenda. At TransparencyCamp Europe, everyone participates. If there’s room for innovation, be it technological or otherwise, we will find it.

This will be the first TransparencyCamp Europe, but not the first in the world. Since 2009, transparency camps have been organised in the United States by Sunlight Foundation, leaving thousands of participants energised, full of ideas, and flush with new contacts and networks. Check out their video for a great explanation of what to expect of an unconference:

Logistics
Pakhuis de Zwijger

The unconference will be held on June 1 from 9:30 till 19:00 in Amsterdam at Pakhuis de Zwijger. It is near Amsterdam Central Station, the address: Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam.

Register now

Explore open government, share your knowledge, build connections and have fun. Register now for a free ticket for the TransparencyCamp Europe Unconference! Also check out the two side events on the day before the Unconference. Finally, see who’s going!





Sign up for our newsletter and stay informed about the TransparencyCamp Europe Unconference and App Competition!