Open Data and Public Sector: applying Austrian experience in Czech Republic

Updated: slides from the event are now available here.

Date and time: 13:00 — 17:00 (GMT+1/CET), February 28th, 2012

Venue: Parliament of the Czech Republic, Chamber of Deputies (Sněmovní 4, Prague, map)


Note: The entrance to the meeting venue is conditioned by presentation of ID or passport.


Open government data is a topic that sparks a lot of discussions these days. The public starts to demand open data and a variety of municipalities, non-governmental organizations, and public sector bodies begin to respond by providing their data. However, in general, in Czech Republic there is a lack of awareness and low understanding of what open data are and what are the principles and benefits of open data.

The aim of Open Data and Public Sector: applying Austrian experience in Czech Republic is to introduce the open data phenomenon by sharing practical experience from Austria, where the open data principles are applied systematically on the level of both municipalities and federal government. Complementing the Austrian side, the ongoing open data activities in Czech Republic will by presented. The meeting should serve as a forum for exchanging know-how, searching for opportunities of further development of open data in Czech Republic, and for starting cooperation with the Austrian representatives.

The event is targetted mainly at the politicians and public servants that want the public sector to be transparent and open towards the citizens.


From To Agenda
13:00 13:30 Reception
13:30 13:45 Welcome
  • Jan Farský, member of the Czech Parliament, mayor of Semily
13:45 14:45 Talks by invited Austrian speakers
  • Martin Kaltenböck, Vienna,
  • Daniel Medimorec, Austrian Federal Chancellery,
  • Stefan Pawel, Linz,
  • Marco Schreuder, Federal Council of Austria, Vienna
14:45 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 16:00 Presentations of Czech open data initiatives
16:00 16:30 Presentations of Czech applications based on open data
16:30 17:00 Discussion about the Austrian-Czech cooperation and further steps
17:00 17:15 Wrap-up and farewell

The conference languages are Czech and English. Simultaneous translations and refreshments will be provided.


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