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Dutch Prime Minister establishes innovative open data award

Author: Adrian Offerman

The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has established an award for innovative open data applications. The Stuiveling Open Data Award, which is named after Saskia Stuiveling, the outgoing President of the Dutch National Audit Office (Court of Audit), was announced by Rutte at her final symposium 'The art of open data' last month.

The award will be granted annually, starting next year, by the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations to a public or private party who deploys, promotes or enables open data in helping resolve social issues. Stuiveling has been an outspoken proponent of open data for years. The Court of Audit will be a member of the jury responsible for the award.