In reaction to the hard economic and social situation, the Open Government concept emerges widely. As if by magic, a lot of articles, speeches and conversations profusely have appeared.
But what does it mean? Is it maybe a hype? Is it simply a new management tool? Or it’s a resource that can really help our society and the government to get out of this impasse? What requirements must comply a government to wear this label?
This video about Open Government created by the Public Innovation Network (@XarxaIP) has been presented this week at the premises of the Escola d’Administració Pública (Public Administration School) in Barcelona. The event, attended by more than 150 people, has been presented by Mireia Plana (@MireiaPlana), member of the #XIP, and Antoni Gutiérrez-Rubí (@antonigr), well-known consultant in communication and political topics, that has explained the concept of open government. Finally, Marc Torres (@marc_torres_), member of #XIP, has shown the video that we are now presenting and has detailed its elaboration process.
“We have at our disposal an environment that facilitates the participation of people and, therefore, the interaction between the community and its government representatives, in a direct and fluid way.”
The Public Innovation Network (#XIP) is a working group composed by technicians and professionals from all diferent catalan public administrations whose goals are to contribute to modernize the administrations from the inside (bottom-up). Here you can see their ideology (in catalan)