The Smart Flanders Program: A Collaborative and Co-Creative Approach to the Development and Implementation of a Joint Open Data Policy Amongst Cities
TPRC 46: The 46th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy 2018
7 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2018 Last revised: 31 Jul 2018
Date Written: July 29, 2018
The Smart Flanders program was initiated by the Flemish Government (Belgium) at the start of 2017. The goal of the program is to support the 13 so-called center cities in the Region (by and large the biggest cities) and a representation of the Flemish Community in the Brussels Region with defining and implementing a common open data policy. In order to achieve this, these cities needed to find a common framework on a relatively new topic. An Open Data Charter was established by employing co-creative methods. Going forward, the Charter will be translated into concrete actions, to be taken by the cities involved.
Keywords: open data, smart cities
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