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1 Open Spending in Albania Dr. Julia Hoxha Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Co-founder of Albanian Institute of Science SHARE-PSI Workshop Samos, Greece Aranita Brahaj Executive Director Albanian Institute of Science

2 from Data to Knowledge

3 Mission Our mission is to promote scientific activity and applied research in Albania to solve socio- economic problems, increase transparency, and strengthen civic engagement. We aim to foster enthusiasm about science and innovation to young generations.

4 AIS at a glance 2011 Founded in 14 Projects implemented 18 Experts involved in the projects 7 new projects acquired in as a non-profit organization 11 Donors

5 o Duration: Dec Nov o Modules: o Linked Open Data o Open Spending o Open Data in Classroom: Hackathons The project aims to collect from public offices data on socio- economic indicators, process and publish them based on emerging semantic technologies. Open Data Albania Promoting Transparency through Data

6 Motivation o Extend the lifetime of data made available by government offices, preservation o Draw attention to socio-economic aspects through the use of data o Offer tools to increase the usability of these data o Support individuals or NGOs involved in advocacy 6

7 Target Audience o Media o Civil Society Organizations o Academia o Web Activists... All the above are seen as an amplifier to reach citizens with data and knowledge 7

8 Open Spending Absence of transparency and civic engagement in public finances poses a great risk of ongoing corruption, failure and regulatory abuse. The goal of the project is to provide access to well-structured and visualized data on public procurements and spending, supporting citizens and CSOs to participate in a more open government approach. o Duration: Nov – Oct o Modules: o Tools: MoneyMap, DailyBread, etc. o Media empowerment o Civic engagement

9 spending.data.al

10 OPEN DATA ADVOCACY

11 Treasury Monitoring

12 OPEN DATA Searchability, Usability

13 Treasury Monitoring

14 Renting Chairs Municipality of Kavaja Prime Minister Transport Costs Private Police Guards University of Kamza Car of Prime Minister Repair Service

15 OPEN DATA JOURNALISM

16 Storytelling

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18 Our Strategy o Make data understandable and insightful o High Value datasets o Contextualized analyses/storytelling o Teaming up experts of different fields High Impact

19 In God we trust, all others must bring data. - W. Edwards Deming

20 Thank you!


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