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Open Belgium 2018 - with the presentation of the EIF and NIFO, Brussel

Atomium in Brussel.
© Kevin Bergenhenegouwen
datum 12 maart 2018
plaats Brussel, België
organisatie Directoraat-generaal Informatica (DIGIT)

The Open Belgium conference is a community driven conference about Open Knowledge and Open Data, hosted in Brussels this year. It’s packed with interesting talks and discussions. We debate about the openness of Belgium, from a local point of view to a European perspective. We provide national and international keynotes, cases and workshops, bringing you up to speed on new evolutions and best practices. All this rounds up in a network moment amongst attendees and speakers. The Open Belgium conference started out as a part of the three day conference DataDays in Ghent. Today, this is a yearly conference alternating between the three Belgian regions: Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels, keeping the voice of the open community in Belgium alive.

Who is this conference for?

This conference is intended for everyone interested in Open Data and Open Knowledge. It is an event where IT-experts, local authorities, Open Data hackers, researchers and private companies have the chance to catch up on what is new in the field of Open Knowledge in Belgium and beyond. It’s a day where data publishers sit next to users, citizen developers and communities to network and to openly discuss the next steps in Open Knowledge and Open Data.

Who is organising Open Belgium?

This conference is organised by Open Knowledge Belgium, a non-profit whose main goal is to stimulate Open Knowledge in Belgium. We do this through different activities, one being Open Belgium. That's a platform which provides a voice to everyone involved in open efforts in Belgium. Opening up Belgian knowledge is not a task limited to governments or data owners, it’s something we all can support and cultivate.




12h00-12h30, Foyer Royale, by Miguel Alvarez Rodriguez

Adopted by the European Commission in 2017, the new European Interoperability Framework, a more practical and up-to-date instrument for the digitalisation of public administrations, was enshrined in the eGov Ministerial Declaration in October. To ensure interoperability, the ISA² programme will monitor the implementation of the EIF at the national level through the National Interoperability Framework Observatory (NIFO). In the case of Belgium, being the second country least aligned to the EIF, we need to work hard.


Read the blog post on the EIF and NIFO by Miguel Alvarez Rodriguez and Jezabel Martinez Fabregas.

Disclaimer: The Communication team of the ISA² Programme has made every attempt to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information provided on this website. However, the information is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. The European Commission does not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained on this website.

Monday, 12 March, 2018 - 16:30


Brussels, Belgium

ISA² participation



Directoraat-generaal Informatica (DIGIT)

Dit directoraat-generaal heeft een coördinerende rol bij de ontwikkeling van informatie- en communicatietechnologieën. Het DG ontwikkelt innovatieve hulpmiddelen en oplossingen die de Europese Commissie in staat stellen haar doelstellingen sneller te bereiken en op een efficiënte manier Europees beleid te ontwikkelen voor overheden, burgers en bedrijven in Europa.


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