Apps4EU: Turning data into business

Final Call for Apps! – deadline 7th February 2014 Are you an open data based start-up? Apps for Europe is running an online competition to find the best app developers across the continent. We are looking for ideas that are: New Easy to use Orientated towards creating viable businesses and services Showing the world the […]

#ddays14, not just a conference hashtag

(If TL;DR: Share the Belgian data you want to see Open with us on Twitter through #ddays14) Most of you who’ve read this blog know about the OpenBelgium event we’re organising during the DataDays conference. And you might already know that we’re communicating about the event and the different sessions through the Twitter hashtag #ddays14. […]

Apps4K will start this month

The city of Kortrijk kicks off the Open Data and hackathon season with Apps4K. From 30 January 2014 until 1 February 2014 application builders and creative minds are welcome to join the event in the Buda factory in Kortrijk to work with Open Data, made available by the city of Kortrijk. During this three-day event, participants […]

Open Belgium – The Conference

Some of you might have seen the video on the home page about the Open Belgium conference we are organising. So now we want to officially invite all the Open Data ambassadors and enthousiasts to Open Belgium. It is the first day of a three-day conference called Data Days and is organised by OKFN Belgium.  From […]

Welcome to

Although Open Data is a known concept in Belgium for several years, according to the ranking on the Open Data Index, Belgium only ranks 58th out of the 70 registered countries. That’s something we at OKFN Belgium believe can be improved if we all work together. That’s why we revived, a place for all […]

The FOD Economy will open up their collected enterprise data

The Belgian Federal Government is taking the next step to Open Governance in Belgium, which we applaud with great enthusiasm. The FOD Economy announced that in February, it will release the data of the ‘Kruispuntbank voor Ondernemingen (KBO)’. The KBO is the register that holds all the identification data of enterprises and companies situated in […]

Community coordinator at OKFN Belgium

Let me introduce myself. I’m Pieter-Jan and from now on I’m the new community coordinator at the Open Knowledge Foundation Belgium. I’ll be lead on projects such as Data Days, open Summer of code, Apps for Europe, SoLoMIDEM, The Datatank and many other projects. Above all that I’ll be assisting all the volunteers in making […]