Green light for the Belgian federal Open Data strategy

When we first read the results of the 2014 Open Data Index, we said we had big expectations for 2015. We couldn’t be more right: today, the federal ministerial council has, by recommendation of Minister De Croo and Secretary of State Francken, approved an ambitious federal open data strategy. Open by default: an important step […]

Open & Agile Smart Cities meeting

I’ve presented Open Knowledge Belgium at the Open & Agile Smart Cities meeting in Brussels today. The meeting was more focus on Open Data than other kinds of Open. Here are the slides: If you give a presentation on Open Knowledge Belgium yourself, feel free to reuse the slides. @pietercolpaert from @iMinds presenting open data […]

The PSI law ready before the summer

At our conference Open Belgium 2015, the cabinet of Theo Francken (administrative simplification) and the cabinet of Alexander De Croo (digital agenda) announced that they’re going to work together to implement the European PSI directive, and where necessary, even go further than what Europe tells us to do. Today, we got the great news that NMBS/SNCB […]

Want to become part of the board of directors?

In February 2015, Open Knowledge Belgium will celebrate its third anniversary during the Open Belgium conference ( This is also the time that the official functions within the board of directors have been doing their work for 3 years now. We will be open to accept new people in the board of directors of the vzw/asbl. […]

Open Ghent

Open Ghent is an event where we invite everyone to the Lakenhal next to the Belfry in Ghent. Join us in this UNESCO World Heritage protected hall and find out how Ghent, which is also home to the headquarters of Open Knowledge Belgium, has been a pioneer in opening up its data and is still […]

Open Knowledge Belgium presented

Open Knowledge Belgium is an umbrella organisation for Open Knowledge initiatives in Belgium. Our most important asset are our working groups. Open Knowledge Belgium tries to support these working groups working around a certain open subject in a loose setting by providing them help with submitting projects, bringing them together on a yearly conference, providing […]

E-gov awards Agoria (nl)

Verdient jouw project een e-gov award in 2014? Agoria ICT organiseert ook dit jaar de e-gov Awards om de meest verdienstelijke informatiseringsprojecten van de publieke overheidsdiensten in de bloemetjes te zetten. Naast een award voor innovatie, gebruiksvriendelijkheid, rendabiliteit en samenwerking zal er deze editie van de e-gov Awards voor de eerste keer ook een award voor gebruik […]

Raising data quality by opening up in the city of Ghent

If you build it, he will come ~ Field of dreams It is April 14th, 2011. In the city of Ghent a group of digital creatives gathers in a bar, to attend the third event in a series of 10 of GentM. This recurring event focuses on the digital trends that affect our daily life […]

Third edition of the Open Data Day Flanders (Dutch)

Elk jaar organiseert de Vlaamse overheid de “Open Data Dag in Vlaanderen”. Meer dan 500 deelnemers uit binnen- en buitenland hebben de eerste en tweede editie van dit Open Data evenement bijgewoond. Dit jaar is de gebruiker van Open Data aan het woord; bedrijven, organisaties, ontwikkelaars en individuen die met Open Data aan de slag […]

Have a picture of the Atomium? Think twice before sharing!

So you have created a nice picture of a panorama in Belgium? Think twice before you share it. Copyright legislation in Belgium doesn’t allow you to share the picture: there is no freedom of panorama. This is why amongst others, if you look at the wikipedia page of the atomium, you will see a picture […]