In 2015, ministries have provided nearly one billion euro fewer subsidies than in 2014. The number of grants has almost halved compared to 2014 and below … Read more
Politwoops, an archive of public tweets, deleted by politicians has been launched in several additional countries in Latin America. From today, deleted tweets by politicians in … Read more
Next week, the Dutch parliament will consider a proposal to expunge a penalty on governments when they fail to take decisions on FOIA and re-use of … Read more
Internal emails from the Dutch Chamber of Commerce show that the Chamber of Commerce itself has been specifically asked to do research on the publication of … Read more
The costs the Dutch Chamber of Commerce makes to maintain and develop the Dutch company register are only half of the total expenses the Chamber of … Read more
Coalition of 37 civic organizations and journalists asks Dutch parliament to pass new transparency bill
A broad coalition of civic organizations and journalists call upon the Dutch Second Chamber of Parliament to support the Open Government Bill. In an open letter, … Read more
With a FOIA request Open State Foundation has asked the Dutch Chamber of Commerce full access to financial information on the costs and benefits of the … Read more
As of March 16, 2016 TenderNed, the Dutch e-procurement agency publishes tenders and public procurement as open data. TenderNed just published a first dataset with announcement … Read more
Today the detailed income and expenditure of Dutch cities Dordrecht, Heerlen, Lelystad, Oirschot and Utrecht are published online. Detailed information from upkeep and maintenance costs of bicycle … Read more
Common arrangements, partnerships between governments, there are many types and sizes in the Netherlands. These legal arangements are used to organise waste treatment, employment or safety. … Read more
A register of corporate ownership that is accessible to all would help combat crime. But the Dutch proposal – a registry behind a paywall and limited … Read more
In 2013 the European Union published Directive 2013/37/EU on the re-use of public sector information. In June 2015 this Directive was implemented as a Dutch law called the ‘Law for … Read more
Today, Storyful, in partnership with the Open State Foundation, announced Politwoops for the Irish elections. Politwoops records, stores, and publishes tweets deleted by candidates. The tool has been used effectively in many countries across the world to increase transparency and accountability.
In November 2015, the Dutch parliament voted by an overwhelming majority to back a resolution that asks economic affairs minister Henk Kamp to investigate an open companies register. In a blogpost we described five tips for the government’s researchers to take into account.
All 2016 budgets of Dutch municipalities and provinces are now available on Openspending. And because we love lists we are launching the Openspending listmaker openspendinglijstjes.nl today.
The province and the municipality of Groningen made an important step towards more financial transparency. As of now their detailed financial information can be found on … Read more
Ovfietsuitje.nl, an app that allows people to take a public transport bicycle and find interesting places in the Netherlands and plan a bike trip around its … Read more
Today, Twitter agreed to restore Politwoops access to its API. An agreement has been reached with Twitter that allows Open State Foundation to publish deleted tweets … Read more
The Dutch parliament voted by an overwhelming majority today to back a resolution that asks economic affairs minister Henk Kamp to investigate turning the trade register … Read more
In the Netherlands a first step is made with open data of municipalities to better understand the functioning of local democracy. With releasing meetings, agenda’s and … Read more
The API of the Dutch Public Broadcasting is now extended with thousands of items, program information and subtitles of Schooltv. On 14 November, a hackathon takes … Read more
What innovative and creative applications are possible with data about our natural capital? The term covers all the services provided to us by nature. It puts … Read more
‘We have a responsibility to continue to power organizations who want to bring transparency like Politwoops,’ said Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, at the company’s second … Read more
In 2013 the Open State Foundation started Openspending by releasing the finances of one of the districts of Amsterdam. This week our work resulted in the … Read more
Which innovative and creative applications can be developed with Public Broadcasting data? NPO Backstage challenges developers to answer this question. Open State Foundation organizes an app … Read more
To mark the Right to Know Day in the Netherlands a meetup will be held on 28 September 2015 at the Library of The Hague.
In a letter to the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Open State Foundation calls on the government to open the trade and companies register. It also … Read more
Rights groups including Access, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Free Press, Human Rights Watch, Sunlight Foundation, and Open State Foundation have joined in opposition to Twitter’s recent crackdown on Politwoops, a network of sites that … Read more
Today, a panel of three judges of the District Court of Amsterdam heard a case filed by Open State Foundation in which more transparency is demanded … Read more
This weekend, Open State Foundation was informed by Twitter that it suspended API access to Diplotwoops and all remaining Politwoops sites in 30 countries.
On the 10th of July we received the joyful news that the first government-wide data inventory was finished. A trajectory for which Open State has actively … Read more
Two weeks ago, the US version of Politwoops stopped being updated. The more than 30 versions of Politwoops with deleted tweets by politicians in 30 other … Read more
Publishing minutes, decisions, bills, agendas and other documents of the city council as open data strengthens the information position of city councilors, inhabitants and journalists. Open … Read more
Open up the trade register, argued Arjan El Fassed today in Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad.
On the 17th of April Open State Foundation organized GCCS-Unplugged, an unconference for a free and open Internet.
What are the challenges facing online freedom, transparency and security? Today, Open State Foundation teams up with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands to … Read more
The Dutch government does not seem to use it’s own open data portal. If it does, it would have found that 14 percent of the datasets … Read more
Only 19% of 2,000 Dutch government websites uses the HTTPS protocol for handling requests between a browser and the website that it is connected to. HTTPS … Read more
The app Vooruitzicht won the Challenge School and Future. Ties de Kock received the 6000-euro price from the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Jet … Read more