Alexander De Croo, Belgium Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation, Digital Agenda, Telecom and Postal Services, will force the National Railway Company of Belgium (NMBS/SNCB) to make its timetable information available as open data. This will allow software developers to create alternatives to the official app.
Read more: Belgian Minister of Digital Agenda: train table data to be open
The Belgian Council of Ministers has accepted a new federal open data strategy. The strategy includes several actions to be taken over the next five years, aiming to strengthen the Belgian digital ecosystem, and to evolve towards a leaner, more efficient and more modern government.
Read more: Belgian Council of Ministers accepts federal open data strategy
<>The Austrian Graph Integration Platform (GIP) has made its national transport graph available to the public for re-use. Although some of this information was already exported for specific applications, the data will now be published in full under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license, allowing for any re-use — even commmercial — as long as the source of the information is specified.
Read more: Austrian GIP information available as open government data
Five experts plan to challenge some of our traditional assumptions about the role of the public sector at the 'Public Sector Modernisation: Open(ing) Governments, Open(ing) minds' session on Wednesday 21 October. The experts will elaborate on questions like 'How can governments meet the expectations of 21st century citizens?' and 'How is the information revolution going to further transform our governments?'.
Read more: 21 October: session on public sector modernisation