Submissions/Lobbying for open data
This is an Open submission for Wikimania 2017 that has not yet been reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.
- Submission no. L0016
- Title of your submission
Lobbying for Open Data
- Type of submission
- Author of the submission
- Language of presentation
- E-mail address
- Country of origin
- Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
- Personal homepage or blog
- Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)
Most comparisons show that Sweden is desperately lagging behind in open data. Through our project Offentligkonst.se and Wikidata, we have spent 2016 and 2017 trying to influence local decision makers to invest more in open data, and convince them of the public interest in getting access to information. We met politicians and public officials in 46 municipalities – from urban Stockholm with close to a million inhabitants, to rural Aneby with just a very few thousands. The goal has been to make an inventory of work on open data around in Sweden, to propose policies and decisions that would enhance the level of open data.
- What will attendees take away from this session?
During the presentation we will present how we structured our work and what success and failures we had. The goal being that the listeners will be able to design their own national initiative.
- Theme of presentation
- Legal & Free Culture
- Length of submission
All lightning talks are 5 minutes.
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- Slides or further information (optional)
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