OpenBudgets Stakeholder Workshop

Oct 13, 2015

On the 30th of November and the 1st of December, Open Knowledge International and Open Knowledge Germany are organizing a workshop to address the question: “How might Open Data Contribute to the Democratization of Fiscal Policy?” in Berlin. The workshop is part of the ongoing work for the project.

Journalists, Civil Society Organizations, and Public Officials all work on creating a better understanding of Public Budgets and Expenditures. Often, internal processes on liberating those fiscal data could seem black boxes from the outside. We’d like to unpack these work processes to foster better cooperation and understand what role open data can play.

Together with key-figures from the field of journalism, civil society and governments, we will build scenarios how different actors impact the democratisation of fiscal policy. We will be working with a small group of 20 participants. The results of the workshop will be published on

Due to limited capacities we kindly ask all parties interested in joining the workshop to get in touch with us prior to the event.

Workshop Agenda
Day 1: The Democratization of Fiscal Policy   Day 2: How to Tell a Story with Budget Data
10:00 Joint Opening with the Consortium   09:00 Tell a story with budget data: Introduction
10:30 Opening Workshop: the democratization fo Fiscal Policy</span>   09:30 Story & Impact Session: This session will discuss some of the best practices for story-telling and campaiging around budget data.
11:15 Coffee Break   10:30 Next  steps: international and cross-disciplinary cooperation for budget data stories 
11:30 Clinic Session: Presentation of workprocesses that Journalists, Civil Society Organizations, or Budget Platforms had been through   11:00 Coffee Break
13:00 Lunch   11:15 UX session: Define the best User Experience possible and expected for a global OpenBudgets platform who will address specific users needs defined in earlier sessions.
14:00 Interactive Panel Session: opening budgets and budgets processes from within    12:00 Open Floor Sessions [1]
15:45 Coffee Break   13:00 Lunch
16:00 Gap Analysis    14:00 Open Floor Sessions [2]
17:30 Wrap up, conclusion of Day 1 and outlook on Day 2   15:30 Closing workshop
  15:45 Joint Closing

The workshop will take place in the Hertie School of Governance, Quartier 110 Friedrichstraße 180 | 10117 Berlin

If you have any questions about the workshop, please do not hesitate to contact:

Anna Alberts
Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland
Office: +49 30 57703666 0
Mobile: +49 176 21370998

Bela Seeger
Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland
Office: +49 30 57703666 0

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