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Wednesday, July 16 • 12:00 - 13:00
Government Budgets: Joining the dots

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This ‘bridging’ session will bring together experts and enthusiasts working with government budgets for a variety of purposes and help to work out solutions to key challenges in improving the usability and comprehension of budgets across the world.

In this fluff-free, action oriented session, we will be investigating numerous concrete solutions, including standards for budget and spending data planning a course of action to push forward work in this area over the next 12 months.

Bring your brain and a good set of shoes, this session involves movement and a lot of teamwork.

Introductions (5 minutes)

Section 1 (15 - 20 mins) :

Format: World Cafe - 5 mini presentation groups around which participants rotate to introduce to new projects from around the world in the field of budget transparency.

Section 2: (30 mins) Overcoming challenges

Format: Spectogram. Overcoming challenges.  

Having heard some of the concrete proposals put forward in the first section - participants react to proposed steps forward, voting with their feet in an exercise to capture the diversity of opinions.

Section 3: 5 mins Wrapup - next steps

This session was co-created by the OpenSpending Open Knowledge Working Group. This session remains editorially independent as it was put together in consultation with the Programme Team following the same guidelines as for other sessions at the festival.

This year, Google are supporting this session and we’re grateful to them for making this conversation possible at the festival. This session remains editorially independent as it was put together in consultation with the Programme Team following the same guidelines as for other sessions at the festival. 


Facilitators
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Lucy Chambers

Lucy has been at Open Knowledge since 2011 and has worked on the OpenSpending project as a researcher and community coordinator. She co-authored the report for the Global Initiative on Fiscal Transparency on how technology can be used to promote transparency and accountability around government finance. Recently, she has been working with a team from the International Budget Partnership, Open Knowledge, Omidyar Network and Google to research... Read More →
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Stef van Grieken

Technical Program Manager, Google
Stef van Grieken studied Industrial Engineering and Philosophy and describes himself as “a tech-entrepreneur and a bit of a geek.” He currently works as a Technical Program Manager at Google. His goal is to promote civic innovation through technology. Before joining Google Stef founded the Dutch civic technology organization Open State Foundation. With projects such as Nu.nl Public, Hack the Government, and Apps for the Nederland he... Read More →

Wednesday July 16, 2014 12:00 - 13:00
Space S3 Kulturbrauerei

Attendees (79)