Updates

Open Knowledge Belgium defines 5 priorities for the federal digital agenda

1. The federal open data strategy   The cabinet of Minister De Croo introduced a federal open data strategy in 2015 (1), setting out some generic guidelines. Unfortunately, these generic guidelines have had little impact in the following 5 years on the relevant policy domains, not on the Agency for Administrative Simplification (AAS) nor on […]

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Exceptional times call for new and open solutions: #osoc20 will be fully remote

A virus is throwing a spanner in the works for businesses and organisations around the globe. At the same time, we are witnessing a surge in innovation, creativity and flexibility from all parts of society. Open Knowledge Belgium wants to take on the challenge and be part of the solution. How? With Open Summer of […]

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EqualStreetNames Brussels: Launch of open data visualisation

Less than 7% of street names have been named after a woman in Brussels: launch of EqualStreetNames.Brussels Open Knowledge Belgium, an association advocating for the use of Open Data, Noms Peut-Être, a feminist collective advocating for more equality in the public space and 60 citizens have created a map visualizing the street names of Brussels […]

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Towards Equal Street Names with Open Data

We are using Open Data to build a map visualizing the streets names of Brussels by gender. We need your help! The names of public spaces (streets, avenues, squares and others) define the identity of a city and how citizens interact with it. Brussels suffers from a major inequality between male and female street names […]

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We’re hiring a Community & Communications Coordinator for HackYourFuture Belgium with up to 3 years of experience (F/M/X)

Open Knowledge Belgium (non-profit/vzw/asbl), as local chapter of Open Knowledge Foundation, is an umbrella organisation for various open knowledge and open data initiatives in Belgium. We strive for a world in which knowledge creates power for the many, not the few and proactively promote openness through activities, to the general public as well as to […]

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5 Lessons We Learned From Open Belgium 2018

On March 12th, the World Wide Web’s 29th birthday, 250 Open Knowledge and Open Data enthusiasts gathered in Louvain-la-Neuve, ready to enable access for everyone to a web worth having. The whole day was designed to get an update on local, national and global open initiatives as well as to share skills, expertise and ideas with […]

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Open data day : Towards Clean Air with Open Data!

    On Saturday 3rd March took place the Open Data Day, for the occasion, no less than 355 events occurred around the globe. One of them, “Towards Clean Air with Open Data!”, happened in BeCentral in Brussels. During the morning, 8 talks on open air quality data were given by citizens, experts, students and […]

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Open Knowledge Belgium is preparing for open Summer of code 2017

In the last few months, the open community in Belgium has had the chance to gather multiple times. Open Knowledge Belgium organised a couple of events and activities which aimed to bring its passionate community together and facilitate the launch of new projects. Furthermore, as summertime is coming, it’s currently organising the seventh edition of […]

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Launch of Civic Lab Brussels

Last week Open Knowledge Belgium launched, in collaboration with Wikimedia Belgium, Civic Lab Brussels, a biweekly action-oriented gathering of open enthusiasts with different backgrounds and skills who work together on civic projects.   Introduction to Civic Lab Brussels from Dries Van Ransbeeck How did we come up with this idea? It all started during a […]

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Open Education Kickoff Meeting

Belgium is lacking behind when it comes to opening up their educational data. Therefore some bottom-up action is needed in order to make this possible. As a response, an interesting Kickoff meeting about Open Education was held on February 15 2017 in Brussels. Data providers, data re-users and data facilitators were sitting together and discussed […]

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