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Open Knowledge Awards 2018

Nominations for Open Knowledge Awards for 2018 is Open! This year, in order to have better judgement of year 2019, Open Knowledge Awards for 2018 will be held on February 27th, 2019. You are welcome to nominate an individual, group, or organization for each category from now on. The schedule of the nomination process as […]

OPEN DATA AND THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION IN LATVIA, SWEDEN AND FINLAND

Transparency International Latvia, in collaboration with Alina Ostlng, Serdar Temiz and Antoni Mickiewicz from Open Knowledge Sweden as well as Aleksi Knuutila and Teemu Ropponen from Open Knowledge Finland, has published a new study on open data and anti-corruption policies in Latvia, Sweden and Finland, showing that governments in the three countries could do more to leverage the […]

Welcome to Open Knowledge Awards 2017

Stockholm, 2017/10/17 – Open Knowledge Sweden is pleased to announce the Open Knowledge Awards 2017. Open knowledge is knowledge, often in the form of data, available for everyone to freely use, reuse and redistribute without any sorts of restrictions. Open Knowledge Sweden envisions enlightened societies where everyone has access to key information in order to […]

Some basic information on Freedom of Information in Sweden

1. Transparent governmental structure: at the demand of the King! Sweden with its current population of 9.8 Million used to be a relative poor country, its wealth hasn’t been growing until 1870s. The King had to collect tax from very limited population to finance the consumption of his Government as well as his family—the reason […]

How was Open Data Day in Stockholm 2016? – Project manager of Open Data Census at OKSE

The main reason with the international Open Data day event was to enlighten each other within the framework of open data/governmental data. Hosted by OKSE at the Wikimedia center, this was made by arranging workshops, giving feedback and sharing ideas in different groups. The diverse attendants made information sharing valuable for all parts (people from […]

Call to Hack for Sweden!

Hack for Sweden is a competition and an unique collaboration between 23 Swedish authorities and organisations. The challenge for the participants in this hackathon is to make the use of open data available by the authorities in new applications or services that may result in new businesses and increased benefits. The Hack for Sweden award will be […]

The Visualization Studio at KTH

The Visualization Studio (VIC) is a public research, education, and outreach facility of KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. The studio opened in 2011 and has since then been hosting many activities, such as workshops, course lectures, events and discussions. It is also a user study laboratory for computer graphics, visualization and interaction […]

Open Knowledge – Open Borders

Open Knowledge Sweden expresses solidarity with the “Refugees Welcome” movement. In our modern, turbulent world access to the knowledge is power. We believe that information helps to keep a balance of power in the world, enabling freedom to make our own, informed choices. Access to information is not possible without access to a safer life. […]