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Andrew Stott speaking on Flemish Open Data Day

The Flemish Government is proud to announce that Andrew Stott will be giving a keynote on "Open Data: best practices in Europe and key challenges facing the European Union" during their Open Data Day on June 15th 2012 in Brussels. Andrew Stott was the UK’s first Director for Transparency and Digital Engagement and led the work to open government data and create "".

Which Social Network Should You Use — and When?

Want to make the most of the social web? It’s more complicated than just posting status updates at random and seeing what sticks. When is Facebook most effective? When are you better off using

Open Conference - Tuesday 12 th June 2012, Copenhagen

On June 12th, the Opening Up project organises an Open Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Open Conference will introduce different perspectives on open data and how it can be used in various ways – both as a local government and as a business. The European digital agenda has a strong focus on how opening up governmental data for re-use can have major benefits for citizens, businesses, society and the governments themselves.

Open Data Day Flemish Government on 15 June 2012

The Flemish government organises an "Open Data Day" on 15 June 2012. Main activities will be: "Apps for Flanders" and "Open Data - from strategy to practice".

New set of Social reports within Google Analytics

Measuring the value of social media has been a challenge for a lot of people. And with good reason: it’s hard to understand exactly what is happening in an environment where activity occurs both on

Opening Up will be presenting on NUP conference

Opening Up will be participating in the first national NUP Live! Conference. Duringthis congress, experience will be the focus point and participants will be plunged into the world of services. They get information, tools and tips to get started immediately after the conference.

Belgian Cities Brussels and Ghent open up their datasets

The City of Brussels state they have of a lot of information in the form of lists, tables and interactive maps, which are interesting for everyone and could be useful. It has information about libraries, public toilets, car parks, sports facilities - Government Knowledge Portal

The Flemish government opted to do more with opening up governmental data. As a result, a broad collaborative knowledge platform was set up around the theme "open data".

7 Ways Citizens Can Use Social Media To Improve Government

Use of social media is becoming a more common and important aspect of people’s lives, and the political sphere is no exception. More than ever, social media is proving to be a useful platform for helping citizens to engage with their elected officials and government agencies. Here are 7 ways that citizens can use social media to improve how government works for them.

The Open Data Handbook version 1.0

The Open Knowledge Foundation launched version 1.0 of the Open Data Handbook. The Handbook discusses the ‘why, what and how’ of open data – why to go open, what open is, how to make data open and how to do useful things with it.