Point 4.0 Conference’s first panel, „Open Government and Open Data: From Individual Champions to Standards“, we had a chance to hear Marko Rakar (Association Windmill, Croatia), Milica Kovačević (CDT, Montenegro), Georges Labrèche (Open Data Kosovo) and Lejla Ibranović (Transparency International BiH).
Georges Labrèche introduced Open Data Kosovo, an organization aiming to help students develop their ICT skills, as technical aspects of ICT knowledge were low due to lack of mentorship and mentoring programs in this area. One of their first project was opening data on public procurements in five of Kosovo’s municipalities. It inlcuded workshops on public procurement, with “suspicious” transactions being marked red. Open Data also cooperated with womens’ network on developing an application for reporting sexual harrassment.