The Ministry for information society and administration, in cooperation with the Center for change management, on the 31st of January held the second workshop of the working group for preparation of the National strategy for open data. The National strategy is being prepared as a part of the project “Support for the process of reforms in the public administration”, which is being financed by the British embassy in Skopje.
The first draft –version of the strategy was presented on the workshop and after that, the members of the working group started discussing proposals for improvement of the Strategy.
The international expert from Great Britain, Mr. Andrew Stott, also took part in the workshop. He is regarded as one of the most renowned experts in the field of open data and has implemented one of the best portals for open data in the world - data.gov.uk.
Stott presented the policies for open data in Great Britain and gave an important input in the contents of the draft-strategy for open data.
The goal of the strategy is to set the strategic direction for the policy for open data in the Republic of Macedonia, especially the process of identifying, cataloguing and prioritization of the data from the institutions and improvement of the central portal for open data.
The strategy will also look to stimulate higher degree of usage of the open data for securing better transparency of the state institutions, more efficient institutions, improved public services and economic development of the country.