Speaking at a conference on data and e-Government “A Spark for the Future” on the occasion of the Open Data Day, Brnabic said that during the term of this government the Law on e-Government was adopted, which introduced the obligation of opening data, and a portal of open data was also established.
The next government will have the space to go faster and further in the use of open data, she stated and added that she is not satisfied with how fast our organisations open data.
According to her, open data are a huge resource and those who can analyse them can offer solutions to the representatives of the government, but also to citizens and the economy on how to do things faster and more efficiently.
For me open data mean transparency, efficiency, citizen participation, citizen supervision of the work of the government and all levels of power, a huge potential new value for our society, for innovation and a more inclusive society, Brnabic specified.
The meeting, at which awards for “Data Opening Champions” were presented, was also attended by Director of the Office for Information Technologies and e-Government Mihailo Jovanovic, UK Ambassador to Serbia Sian MacLeod and UNDP Permanent Representative to Serbia Francine Pickup.